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January 20th, 2022 at 1:05:11 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

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Just remember, if you do steal something, the IRS is now demanding you report it as part of your gross income for the year.

Full story at USA Today

(You can't make this stuff up.)
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"Now"? Isn't that the way it has always been?



I also thought that has been the case for as long as I can remember.
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The one easy rule for US taxes is: if something causes you financial gain, 99.9 % chance itís taxable. Doesnít matter if itís illegal
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January 20th, 2022 at 1:22:50 PM permalink
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My toilet backed up and plunging was doing nothing. I looked up on the internet about what to do. It said to pour half a cup of dishwashing liquid (in my case it was the very last of my Dawn and I have to buy more now) and it said while the soap is in the toilet to heat a gallon of water on the stove to below boiling, boiling could crack the toilet though so don't do that. So I heated the water to 150 degrees and poured it in the toilet. It said to wait 15 minutes after that then flush. I couldn't flush anymore so it said to turn off the water to the toilet before flushing. Luckily the toilet emptied itself before I got to flushing again.
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People often try to use the wrong plunger. The sink and toilet plunger are different.
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January 21st, 2022 at 1:09:50 AM permalink
Quote: Ace2

Quote: DRich

Quote: ThatDonGuy

Quote: Gialmere

Just remember, if you do steal something, the IRS is now demanding you report it as part of your gross income for the year.

Full story at USA Today

(You can't make this stuff up.)
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"Now"? Isn't that the way it has always been?



I also thought that has been the case for as long as I can remember.
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The one easy rule for US taxes is: if something causes you financial gain, 99.9 % chance itís taxable. Doesnít matter if itís illegal
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________


the news article states that you have to report bribes as income, does that mean that if you accepted $35,000 in bribes but you paid some people $25,000 as a bribe you can write the $25K off and you only owe for $10K________?

I guess the guy you paid a bribe to would have to be willing to verify that - provide some documentation - not much chance of that - as usual - the IRS screws you on your bribes deals


and also, it's good to keep in mind that you must report immediately to your State's Department of Motor Vehicles if you happen to steal a car______(-:\


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January 21st, 2022 at 1:38:55 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

I guess the guy you paid a bribe to would have to be willing to verify that - provide some documentation - not much chance of that - as usual - the IRS screws you on your bribes deals

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I think you nailed it. It is a bit unusual to get or give a receipt for bribes.

One colleague of mine did manage to get receipts a few times; this did make the company much more willing to reimburse his bribe expenses.
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January 21st, 2022 at 12:10:48 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

Quote: Ace2

Quote: DRich

Quote: ThatDonGuy

Quote: Gialmere

Just remember, if you do steal something, the IRS is now demanding you report it as part of your gross income for the year.

Full story at USA Today

(You can't make this stuff up.)
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"Now"? Isn't that the way it has always been?



I also thought that has been the case for as long as I can remember.
link to original post

The one easy rule for US taxes is: if something causes you financial gain, 99.9 % chance itís taxable. Doesnít matter if itís illegal
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the news article states that you have to report bribes as income, does that mean that if you accepted $35,000 in bribes but you paid some people $25,000 as a bribe you can write the $25K off and you only owe for $10K________?

I guess the guy you paid a bribe to would have to be willing to verify that - provide some documentation - not much chance of that - as usual - the IRS screws you on your bribes deals


and also, it's good to keep in mind that you must report immediately to your State's Department of Motor Vehicles if you happen to steal a car______(-:\


.


.
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No one expects you to report illegal income. It's just there to for them to add on another charge if they finally catch you at something illegal.


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January 21st, 2022 at 12:23:57 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Quote: lilredrooster

Quote: Ace2

Quote: DRich

Quote: ThatDonGuy

Quote: Gialmere

Just remember, if you do steal something, the IRS is now demanding you report it as part of your gross income for the year.

Full story at USA Today

(You can't make this stuff up.)
link to original post


"Now"? Isn't that the way it has always been?



I also thought that has been the case for as long as I can remember.
link to original post

The one easy rule for US taxes is: if something causes you financial gain, 99.9 % chance itís taxable. Doesnít matter if itís illegal
link to original post






the news article states that you have to report bribes as income, does that mean that if you accepted $35,000 in bribes but you paid some people $25,000 as a bribe you can write the $25K off and you only owe for $10K________?

I guess the guy you paid a bribe to would have to be willing to verify that - provide some documentation - not much chance of that - as usual - the IRS screws you on your bribes deals


and also, it's good to keep in mind that you must report immediately to your State's Department of Motor Vehicles if you happen to steal a car______(-:\


.


.
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No one expects you to report illegal income. It's just there to for them to add on another charge if they finally catch you at something illegal.


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It can also change the charges from state to Federal. You don't want to go to Federal Court.
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January 24th, 2022 at 7:59:39 AM permalink
Bisbee is a town of some 5,000 people that relies on tourism to survive. It is said on a typical weekend, we get 3,000-8,000 visitors.
Bisbee is the home of three establishments that sell pizza. None of them are very good but one has three options when it comes to ordering a pizza. Except on Sunday. For some reason, all three places have decided to close on Sunday and Monday.
I wanted to order a pie or two for the boyz but it wasn't to be. All the places were closed. Not to worry, the new gas station about ten miles out of town has a huge Little Ceasars Express sign that must be thirty feet high and that can be seen for miles in the desert night. Some folks even say it is a beacon for the coyotes and their cargo. I drive out to grab a few pies and it won't be open until April. The gas station is open. The convenience store is open. The thirty-foot sign is up and lit, but no pizza until April.
I ended up at a Family Dollar picking up frozen Jacks pizza.
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January 24th, 2022 at 9:27:46 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Quote: ThatDonGuy

Quote: Gialmere

Just remember, if you do steal something, the IRS is now demanding you report it as part of your gross income for the year.

Full story at USA Today

(You can't make this stuff up.)
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"Now"? Isn't that the way it has always been?



I also thought that has been the case for as long as I can remember.
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Yeah, you guys are right. The difference is such rules/forms, once buried in the tax code and accessed only by those under or facing indictment, have now been moved to the general guidelines section for all to see. Exactly what appearance the G presents as it overtly explains to thieves, drug dealers, embezzlers (etc.) how to give Uncle Sam his cut of the loot is probably best observed by how, despite being inundated by the press earlier this month for comment, the IRS will only acknowledge that such rules exist and say nothing more. No doubt it's the wisest PR move for them to make.

One article points out that, since the records are sealed, there's little risk to criminals who pay their taxes. Most of them are such small potatoes that it's not worth the time and effort for law enforcement to jump through all the required hoops to access them. Some working girls, for example, dispense with playing coy and simply declare "prostitute" as their occupation.

I should add that found wealth is also covered by this part of the tax code. It's considered a sort of delayed action form of theft. So, suppose you find an expensive Rolex watch in the grass at the park, or some cash and chips on the ground in a casino parking lot. If you decide to keep it, the IRS expects to hear from you and what happens between you and the cops isn't their concern.
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January 25th, 2022 at 11:53:20 AM permalink
I want to share a story that may pertain to some casinos. I saw online about a casino on the strip struggling. Not going to name. Although, covid has ruined alot of casinos.

One of My bookkeepers got covid and didnt show up. She didnt inform anyone. So a new kid signed for 3 pallets of meat. About 50 grand worth. My other bookkeeper showed up later and saw a huge shortage. She looked at the video and saw one pallet was missing. Our camera is pointed at the back of the truck. She calls the salesman and the salesman agreed that we were shorted 33% of delivery. I heard this happen before numerous times. So we have designated people sign. After we fired a couple employees. The chicken bill went down 66%. I could say other ways that employees steal. But you get the point.

My friend used to be the delivery manager of coca cola. He said that the drivers always find ways to steal. he gave up managing and went back to delivering.

There must be so many thefts and businesses going bankrupt due to internal theft.
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February 26th, 2022 at 9:00:14 AM permalink
People who leave big spaces in driv-thrus. I couldn't even order my coffee this morning 'cause the guy in front of me left a giant space in front of him. It' wasn't like he was in any kind of extended length vehicle.
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September 1st, 2022 at 11:20:21 AM permalink
Went to the home improvement store to get hardware parts for a project.
I needed two. No big deal; jobs need parts, you (almost) always need these in pairs.

Two-pack: $3.73. Great!
Three pack: $3.30

What?? I save money by throwing one away for them? (Next planned need for this item is in about 25 years.)

Just a head-scratcher.
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September 1st, 2022 at 11:37:58 AM permalink
buy 2x at 3/per return 2x at 2/per, profit (joking)
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September 1st, 2022 at 1:22:37 PM permalink
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buy 2x at 3/per return 2x at 2/per, profit (joking)
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I might have to do some repackaging.

I have a hunch that getting the labels to look right would eat up the arbitrage proceeds.
(Plastic bags? Easy to weld.)
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September 4th, 2022 at 11:06:29 AM permalink
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September 4th, 2022 at 11:48:03 PM permalink
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JackSpade,

Your photo reminds me of a time I was playing a few hands of blackjack while waiting for the floorman to print a meal comp for me. When the comp arrived, I pushed my chips to the dealer to color up and said, "Well, I'm off to the buffet." The dealer colored me up and replied, "Good luck!" I did a double take and asked, "Why? Do you know something about the buffet here that I should know?"

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September 5th, 2022 at 5:20:11 AM permalink
Lol did you have a queasy feeling after?
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September 5th, 2022 at 9:15:51 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

Went to the home improvement store to get hardware parts for a project.
I needed two. No big deal; jobs need parts, you (almost) always need these in pairs.

Two-pack: $3.73. Great!
Three pack: $3.30

What?? I save money by throwing one away for them? (Next planned need for this item is in about 25 years.)

Just a head-scratcher.
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For a long time Ritz Crackers had a 4 stack and a 3 stack. Same height and size, just 4 sleeves on one and three on the other.

The three stack ALWAYS was more than the 4 pack, usually 30-40 cents more. And it wasn't just it one store, it was in every store I looked at, (and after seeing it in a few stores I started to look at any store I went to).

And while I never saw anyone buying the 3, I'm sure some still bought it.
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September 5th, 2022 at 12:06:20 PM permalink
This could just be me, but I usually can find a use for extra Ritz crackers without aging them for a quarter century.
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September 19th, 2022 at 5:29:05 AM permalink
Was at hotel for one night stay. Checkout time at this hotel was noon. At 8am get knock on door asking Ďdo we want serviceí? I opened the door grumpily to tell the maid that people checking out that day never want service.
At least desk person apologized for the disturbance and comped our two cars overnight parking.

Mission, ( he used to run a motel), donít the maids get a list of which rooms are going to be checking out?
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October 29th, 2022 at 5:51:32 PM permalink
Nomad - Rooms have no closets, no storage space, feel cramped.
NYNY - Rooms (soon to be renovated) have depressingly beige carpet, beige walls, cheap doors that don't even extend all the way to the bottom, letting in some light and lots of noise from the hallway. Even the suites are ugly and noisy.
Gold Coast, California, Orleans - Rooms are spartan, worn out, and smell musty.
Flamingo - Smells like marijuana everywhere and attracts lots of riffraff.
Rio - In decline, everything about it feels sketchy although nothing in my experience was particularly horrible.
Strat - They don't even have safes in the rooms. How can a casino not provide safes? Rooms seem to have been designed to feel like college dorms.
Luxor - For such an iconic property, the pyramid rooms are surprisingly shabby, bare bones, uncomfortable.

MGM app - They want you to use your phone app as a key, but it's unreliable. So when you're stuck in the elevator unable to get to your floor because of the poor network connection, you'll have to go wait in line at the front desk to get an actual key.

Nearly every hotel - Why are guestroom doors designed to slam themselves shut? It shouldn't be too difficult to install some padding so there is no hard surface for the door to slam against - or install a 'soft' closing mechanism. I always close my door softly by hand rather than letting it slam itself shut as a courtesy to other guests. But the guests next to me never seem to extend that same courtesy.

Every casino - Music is too loud, too repetitive, too lyrical. Can't we get some nice instrumental rock or synthwave without being blasted with cheesy, cliched lyrics that we've heard a million times 24 hours a day? Boyd properties are the absolute worst - they blast out with sappy, low-energy, vocal-heavy love songs that drain my motivation to gamble.

After all that griping, I would say the two best rooms I've ever stayed in Vegas as far as comfort goes are Vdara and and the tower suites at Luxor (NOT the pyramid rooms). Luxor tower suites have a separate bedroom with a separate door, allowing you to block out all the noise from the hallway completely and attain a sense of undisturbed relaxation that is hard to find anywhere in Vegas.

Delano also ranks highly for room comfort, but the decor is bland in a pretentious sort of way, much like the property itself.
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October 29th, 2022 at 8:43:37 PM permalink
I believe the doors work like that so in case of a fire they close after you flee the room. Most people don't think to close the door and that's how fires spread.
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October 29th, 2022 at 8:59:02 PM permalink
The Las Vegas strip is such a terrible value these days. $592 a night to stay at Caesars Palace, $318 at Excalibur - plus taxes and resort fees!

https://www.travelocity.com/Hotel-Search?adults=2&d1=2022-11-10&d2=2022-11-13&destination=Las%20Vegas%20Strip%2C%20Paradise%2C%20Nevada%2C%20United%20States%20of%20America&directFlights=false&endDate=2022-11-13&guestRating=&hotelName=&l10n=%5Bobject%20Object%5D&latLong=36.114666%2C-115.172872&localDateFormat=M%2Fd%2Fyyyy&neighborhood=800045&partialStay=false&price=0&price=300&regionId=800045&semdtl=&sort=RECOMMENDED&startDate=2022-11-10&theme=&useRewards=false&userIntent=

Unwitting tourists will then encounter tight slots, -000- roulette, and ridiculously overpriced food.

I don't think Las Vegas will be able to continue commanding such hefty market premiums through 2023. A real estate crash and a hard landing in the economy are coming.
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October 29th, 2022 at 9:04:53 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Was at hotel for one night stay. Checkout time at this hotel was noon. At 8am get knock on door asking Ďdo we want serviceí? I opened the door grumpily to tell the maid that people checking out that day never want service.
At least desk person apologized for the disturbance and comped our two cars overnight parking.

Mission, ( he used to run a motel), donít the maids get a list of which rooms are going to be checking out?
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Donít wake up and/or donít answer the door. Problem solved

Then again, I donít understand why anyone would want maid service unless they were staying in the room for more than a week
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October 30th, 2022 at 12:39:43 AM permalink
I don't understand why anyone would want to spend an entire week in a hotel room without ever having his bed made, his trash collected, and his towels replaced.
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October 30th, 2022 at 4:06:16 AM permalink
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I don't understand why anyone would want to spend an entire week in a hotel room without ever having his bed made, his trash collected, and his towels replaced.
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I agree, I kind of like my room cleaned and I definitely need new towels each day.
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October 30th, 2022 at 5:23:37 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Quote: JackSpade

I don't understand why anyone would want to spend an entire week in a hotel room without ever having his bed made, his trash collected, and his towels replaced.
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I agree, I kind of like my room cleaned and I definitely need new towels each day.
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I definitely do NOT need new towels each day. Just hang them up after showering and they are good to go for the next need. I can satisfactorily make my bed. And I can bring my trash, if necessary, to the trash can by the elevator.

None of the above is a hardship. If they arenít giving me free chocolates on my pillow I donít want them in my room.
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November 10th, 2022 at 7:24:20 AM permalink
Not annoyed, just curious:

If the plural of beef is beeves,
can we extend that to the singular of peeves being peef?

Enjoy the day.
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November 10th, 2022 at 8:03:33 AM permalink
Quote: JackSpade

The Las Vegas strip is such a terrible value these days. $592 a night to stay at Caesars Palace, $318 at Excalibur - plus taxes and resort fees!

https://www.travelocity.com/Hotel-Search?adults=2&d1=2022-11-10&d2=2022-11-13&destination=Las%20Vegas%20Strip%2C%20Paradise%2C%20Nevada%2C%20United%20States%20of%20America&directFlights=false&endDate=2022-11-13&guestRating=&hotelName=&l10n=%5Bobject%20Object%5D&latLong=36.114666%2C-115.172872&localDateFormat=M%2Fd%2Fyyyy&neighborhood=800045&partialStay=false&price=0&price=300&regionId=800045&semdtl=&sort=RECOMMENDED&startDate=2022-11-10&theme=&useRewards=false&userIntent=

Unwitting tourists will then encounter tight slots, -000- roulette, and ridiculously overpriced food.

I don't think Las Vegas will be able to continue commanding such hefty market premiums through 2023. A real estate crash and a hard landing in the economy are coming.
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Why are you looking on Travelocity for room deals? That's one of the worst places to look for anything....

Vegas is one of the cheapest vacation options in the country if you're an even remotely low rolling gambler and you sign up for players cards and start getting comps.
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November 10th, 2022 at 9:31:20 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Quote: JackSpade

The Las Vegas strip is such a terrible value these days. $592 a night to stay at Caesars Palace, $318 at Excalibur - plus taxes and resort fees!

https://www.travelocity.com/Hotel-Search?adults=2&d1=2022-11-10&d2=2022-11-13&destination=Las%20Vegas%20Strip%2C%20Paradise%2C%20Nevada%2C%20United%20States%20of%20America&directFlights=false&endDate=2022-11-13&guestRating=&hotelName=&l10n=%5Bobject%20Object%5D&latLong=36.114666%2C-115.172872&localDateFormat=M%2Fd%2Fyyyy&neighborhood=800045&partialStay=false&price=0&price=300&regionId=800045&semdtl=&sort=RECOMMENDED&startDate=2022-11-10&theme=&useRewards=false&userIntent=

Unwitting tourists will then encounter tight slots, -000- roulette, and ridiculously overpriced food.

I don't think Las Vegas will be able to continue commanding such hefty market premiums through 2023. A real estate crash and a hard landing in the economy are coming.
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Why are you looking on Travelocity for room deals? That's one of the worst places to look for anything....

Vegas is one of the cheapest vacation options in the country if you're an even remotely low rolling gambler and you sign up for players cards and start getting comps.
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Vegas is cheap your second time around if you play much your first trip but the first time can be expensive.
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November 10th, 2022 at 9:55:41 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Quote: JackSpade

The Las Vegas strip is such a terrible value these days. $592 a night to stay at Caesars Palace, $318 at Excalibur - plus taxes and resort fees!

https://www.travelocity.com/Hotel-Search?adults=2&d1=2022-11-10&d2=2022-11-13&destination=Las%20Vegas%20Strip%2C%20Paradise%2C%20Nevada%2C%20United%20States%20of%20America&directFlights=false&endDate=2022-11-13&guestRating=&hotelName=&l10n=%5Bobject%20Object%5D&latLong=36.114666%2C-115.172872&localDateFormat=M%2Fd%2Fyyyy&neighborhood=800045&partialStay=false&price=0&price=300&regionId=800045&semdtl=&sort=RECOMMENDED&startDate=2022-11-10&theme=&useRewards=false&userIntent=

Unwitting tourists will then encounter tight slots, -000- roulette, and ridiculously overpriced food.

I don't think Las Vegas will be able to continue commanding such hefty market premiums through 2023. A real estate crash and a hard landing in the economy are coming.
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Why are you looking on Travelocity for room deals? That's one of the worst places to look for anything....

Vegas is one of the cheapest vacation options in the country if you're an even remotely low rolling gambler and you sign up for players cards and start getting comps.
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I'm not looking for myself. I'm comped, but many tourists aren't.

It's not as easy for low rollers to get free rooms at it used to be. As room rates rise, gamblers need to be generating larger theoretical losses. Vegas is only 'cheap' for players who get lucky or have skills - and most don't.
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November 10th, 2022 at 11:09:01 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

Not annoyed, just curious:

If the plural of beef is beeves,
can we extend that to the singular of peeves being peef?

Enjoy the day.
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leaf leaves
grief grieves|griefs
reef
reeves: the plural of the noun 'reeve', or a conjugated form of the verb 'to reeve '
reeve (Verb): To pass a rope through a hole or opening
reeve (Noun): a judge or jurist, presumably one that is suspected to have a rope up his hole or opening

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November 10th, 2022 at 11:38:28 AM permalink
My Grandma used to call petty thieves reevers. There was a Steve McQueen movie of that name where he plays a grifter.
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November 10th, 2022 at 11:41:53 AM permalink
I think multiple roofs should be a reef. Unless it's a pack of barking dogs. roof roof.
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November 10th, 2022 at 1:10:20 PM permalink
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I don't understand why anyone would want to spend an entire week in a hotel room without ever having his bed made, his trash collected, and his towels replaced.
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What kind of trash? Are you cooking meals and getting Amazon deliveries to your hotel room?

At home, does anyone actually use fresh towels every day? A week is about right to wash sheets and towels. Whatís more, most rooms have multiple sets of towels if you have a towel fetish

I can make the bed in under a minute. Why let a maid in to rearrange and possibly steal stuff

Hotel rooms are to sleep in, not to live in
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November 10th, 2022 at 3:07:30 PM permalink
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I don't understand why anyone would want to spend an entire week in a hotel room without ever having his bed made, his trash collected, and his towels replaced.
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What kind of trash? Are you cooking meals and getting Amazon deliveries to your hotel room?

At home, does anyone actually use fresh towels every day? A week is about right to wash sheets and towels. Whatís more, most rooms have multiple sets of towels if you have a towel fetish

I can make the bed in under a minute. Why let a maid in to rearrange and possibly steal stuff

Hotel rooms are to sleep in, not to live in
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My wife uses two fresh towels everyday. I am on the one week plan.
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November 10th, 2022 at 4:19:29 PM permalink
My timeshares used to offer twice-a-week cleanings but have switched to a once-a-week "tidying." They make the beds but don't change the sheets, exchange towels, and put any dirty dishes in the dishwasher and run it for you. A complete cleaning costs $25 extra.
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November 10th, 2022 at 4:26:14 PM permalink
Towels? Just walk around naked until you dry off.
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November 10th, 2022 at 5:00:42 PM permalink
Overseas Iíve stayed in apartments for spans of three months. Weekly maid service seems standard and perfectly adequate. Thatís for a place youíre actually living in, doing some cooking etc.
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November 10th, 2022 at 5:07:09 PM permalink
What people expect from a resort stay differs from staying at Hotel Six.
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November 11th, 2022 at 8:01:35 AM permalink
Why is there always at least one employee at every post office that has to make life difficult?
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November 11th, 2022 at 10:20:10 AM permalink
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Why is there always at least one employee at every post office that has to make life difficult?
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I doubt if I have been to a post office in five years.
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November 11th, 2022 at 10:26:28 AM permalink
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Why is there always at least one employee at every post office that has to make life difficult?
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I doubt if I have been to a post office in five years.
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November 11th, 2022 at 10:27:39 AM permalink
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Why is there always at least one employee at every post office that has to make life difficult?
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I doubt if I have been to a post office in five years.
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It's good to have minions and henchlings.
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My wife would not appreciate being called a minion or henchling.
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November 11th, 2022 at 10:57:43 AM permalink
Coworkers who refuse to help cover overtime even when needed. I get not taking overtime when there is a simple call out or only a few extra hours but with people taking off for the holidays there is a ton of OT at my job right now and I am stuck holding the bag working 12 hours a day 5 days a week and may have to work my weekends as well.
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November 11th, 2022 at 11:00:23 AM permalink
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Coworkers who refuse to help cover overtime even when needed. I get not taking overtime when there is a simple call out or only a few extra hours but with people taking off for the holidays there is a ton of OT at my job right now and I am stuck holding the bag working 12 hours a day 5 days a week and may have to work my weekends as well.
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In general if a company has a lot of overtime available they are understaffed. They should hire more staff or offer enough extra pay to motivate employees to want to work it,
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November 11th, 2022 at 11:25:02 AM permalink
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Coworkers who refuse to help cover overtime even when needed. I get not taking overtime when there is a simple call out or only a few extra hours but with people taking off for the holidays there is a ton of OT at my job right now and I am stuck holding the bag working 12 hours a day 5 days a week and may have to work my weekends as well.
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In general, if a company has a lot of overtime available they are understaffed. They should hire more staff or offer enough extra pay to motivate employees to want to work it,
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It's a seasonal thing, in most cases. You don't want excess labor two-thirds of the time just to be fully staffed during the three or four months business peak. Staffing costs can kill a business.
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November 11th, 2022 at 11:48:30 AM permalink
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Why is there always at least one employee at every post office that has to make life difficult?
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I doubt if I have been to a post office in five years.
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Roughly 95% of my Post Office visits are "in the middle of the night", when the service counter is closed.
The APC (post office self checkout) is slow, but generally cheerful.
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November 11th, 2022 at 2:20:18 PM permalink
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Coworkers who refuse to help cover overtime even when needed. I get not taking overtime when there is a simple call out or only a few extra hours but with people taking off for the holidays there is a ton of OT at my job right now and I am stuck holding the bag working 12 hours a day 5 days a week and may have to work my weekends as well.
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Frustrating but co-workers arenít the ones Iíd personally be frustrated with there. Iím sure you know your industry better than anyone elseÖbut like Bill says often seasonal, which doesnít necessarily mean you have to or deserve to put up with it.

It was months from my last time not being self employed but one of my favorite work experiences was walking off a job mid shift from employers who will not listen to reasonable requests.

Eastside Cannery dealing job where I generally worked 2-3 days a week, while also dealing downtown mostly five days a week. March Madness I knew the main job was going to give me 11 consecutive days with full+ shifts. I warned EC to give me no more than 2 days/week. Of course they completely ignored my request and gave me 5 days a week, over twice my normal amountÖ.they knowingly gave me a 100 hour week when they knew they came in second priority. I made it a point to walk out on them at a rather inconvenient time due to the lack of respect, or blatant disrespect, from table games management.
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November 12th, 2022 at 2:05:43 AM permalink
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Why is there always at least one employee at every post office that has to make life difficult?
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I doubt if I have been to a post office in five years.
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It's good to have minions and henchlings.
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My wife would not appreciate being called a minion or henchling.
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DRich,

Perhaps she would prefer flunky or lackey? ;-)

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November 12th, 2022 at 4:20:58 AM permalink
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Why is there always at least one employee at every post office that has to make life difficult?
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I doubt if I have been to a post office in five years.
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It's good to have minions and henchlings.
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My wife would not appreciate being called a minion or henchling.
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DRich,

Perhaps she would prefer flunky or lackey? ;-)

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In our relationship, I am the flunky or lackey.
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