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kenarman
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June 3rd, 2014 at 5:58:07 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

well into my cups now, I want to say that you should not miss the boat on a Summertime liquor: Limoncello

equal parts gin/lemonade/limoncello/ice : very simple, very deadly

equal parts Absolute Citron/bourbon/sour mix/limoncello = "adult lemonade" even more powerful

or just google limoncello

Summertime is here!



Sounds like one of the few pre-mixed drinks available when I was a kid 'lemon gin'. Our nickname for it was panty remover.
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June 3rd, 2014 at 6:07:03 PM permalink
I guess I kinda see where you come from AOC. However, we order lunch a lot at work and they are always ordering on the cheap and splitting meals. They ordered apps and a meal and of course they didn't finish their meal and took it home.

Also I am pretty sure my boss couldn't care less what they ordered. He took me to a hibachi place for lunch once and we both got the hibachi and egg rolls and then he ordered a whole lobster roll on top of that. Our bill was $100 for 2 people to eat lunch.

I guess I just felt that way since I am now poor and cheap when it comes to food nowadays.
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AxiomOfChoice
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June 3rd, 2014 at 6:15:13 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

I guess I kinda see where you come from AOC. However, we order lunch a lot at work and they are always ordering on the cheap and splitting meals. They ordered apps and a meal and of course they didn't finish their meal and took it home.



Yeah, ok, I think that is going too far. If someone else is paying I don't think you should order more than you can eat.

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I guess I just felt that way since I am now poor and cheap when it comes to food nowadays.



When I was a poor student I spent all my money on food. I will skimp on anything and everything else before I skimp on food. But I understand that not everyone's priorities are the same as mine :)
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June 4th, 2014 at 11:04:26 AM permalink
Random thought of the day: I had a person walking in front of me going into a store today. It looked as if he opened the door just enough to squeeze in and walked away. I personally will wait and hold the door for someone if they are withing 10-15 feet away.
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June 4th, 2014 at 11:20:23 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Random thought of the day: I had a person walking in front of me going into a store today. It looked as if he opened the door just enough to squeeze in and walked away.



That's how I usually enter the office door from the street. But there' sa reason for it. You enter an anteroom, wait for the outside door to close, and then you get the inside door to open. The inside door won't open until the outside one is closed. So I open it as little as possible.

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I personally will wait and hold the door for someone if they are withing 10-15 feet away.



Oh, I do if I recognize someon from the office. The thing is the personnel has grown a fair bit and I no longer can tell everyone by sight. Visitors are out of luck, I'm afraid.
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June 4th, 2014 at 11:31:22 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

My boss decided today that he would buy us lunch. There are only 8 people in the company. We pulled out a menu to a local restaurant and people started writing down what they want. I write down a normal type lunch sandwich. I notice that other people wrote down $17 shrimp scampi and appetizers. It annoys me to see people do that when normally they would order 1 sandwich and split it.

you would hate djatc, that @#$%er orders the most expensive thing on the menu, even if he doesn't even like it.

He used to pick up all his free gift spatulas and crap at the casinos.

How annoying is that when he says, "Oh. I got to stop here hear real quick to get my 20th free snuggy"
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June 4th, 2014 at 11:32:01 AM permalink
Quote: mikeabiomed

Babs, What do you consider too rich to receive SS after working 40+ years? Thanks.



mike,

The point of the word was more that the same people don't realize that their entitlements are government handouts, not fully paid for by them. In most cases, SS receivers get much more than they put in, even if compounded interest is considered, just because we're living longer, and there are less workers per recipient than when the program was designed (originally 9 workers per recipient, now 2 per recipient, roughly). For FICA, people gain big on Medicare through negotiated pricing (usually 50% to 90% off fee schedules), and again most receive more in benefits than they ever contributed, because of the cost of medical care towards the end of life (80% of medical dollars spent in the US are on the elderly). It's not really an argument for phased payouts of either, though it's valid for you to raise the question based on what I said, it was not my intent to suggest that was an answer or the point.

FWIW, I also have put in 40+ years of SS/FICA payments, and was fortunate enough to max them out for about 15 years of that. However, if I live to my projected actuarial age, I will have received far more than I put in by then on both. Most people have contributed much less, either in years or dollar amount, but the disparity remains. If I live to 68, on my current SS payout, I will have received everything I ever put in, and will be "on the dole" for the remainder. Medicare, don't qualify for that yet, so who knows which way that will go; there could be a bus around the corner with my name on it tomorrow.
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odiousgambit
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June 4th, 2014 at 12:18:32 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

SS receivers get much more than they put in, even if compounded interest is considered



maybe it depends on what you use for that compound interest. The 45 years that SS essentially involuntarily subjects us to amounts to a very large payoff if the same amount could be put into a different non-taxed instrument for that enormous amount of time.

Play around with http://www.thecalculatorsite.com/finance/calculators/compoundinterestcalculator.php

Is 8% something reasonable? It should be something more than the 3% or so assumed for inflation. 8% is used a lot for conservative calculations.

$200 put in per month at 8% and compounded yearly becomes $ 967,337.48. Does SS exceed such a thing?
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June 4th, 2014 at 12:21:16 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

I guess I kinda see where you come from AOC. However, we order lunch a lot at work and they are always ordering on the cheap and splitting meals. They ordered apps and a meal and of course they didn't finish their meal and took it home.



If we order in lunch for the office I will occasionally pick up the tab. I don't announce ahead of time, I just pick up the check when the food gets delivered.
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June 4th, 2014 at 12:35:32 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

If we order in lunch for the office I will occasionally pick up the tab. I don't announce ahead of time, I just pick up the check when the food gets delivered.

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