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Things pissing me off today

Those Tina Fey American Express commercials, where she goes on a massive impulse buying spree without a thought to the amount or to whether she needs the shit she’s gorge-buying in bulk.

 

Yeah, let’s encourage idiots in a country where overall household debt increased by 11 percent in the past decade, and where households owe $16,000 on the average in credit card debt, to buy shit they probably will never use, because a vapid celebrity who never has to worry about paying her debts or living paycheck to paycheck does so!

How many of us out there can go into a sports store, and buy hundreds of dollars worth of stuff we don’t even like or know how to use – all because IMPULSE BUY? I’d wager not a whole lot of us can say that, and yet tool stick over here is encouraging us to go out and buy shit anyway – shit you can’t afford, but hey… you have a credit card!

Yeah, let’s encourage that kind of behavior! Not.

And then there was this cock swizzle in the Metro station today. As I’m walking by, he says aggressively, while leaning toward passersby “Does anyone have a dollar? Anyone still remember those things?” As if it’s our fault that he’s a freeloading piece of detritus.

5d8c164701d56762061717b75ace60e4Dude, I work two jobs and am barely making ends meet. No one owes you a fucking dollar.

Job. Remember those things?

I’m usually pretty sympathetic. I’ve given food to the homeless, I’ve contributed thousands of dollars to charity, I’ve adopted two kids, and I’ve taken a homeless woman to a restaurant and bought her dinner.

But give me a fucktard who aggressively accosts me in the Metro station in an accusatory manner, because I won’t give him a dollar, and the only thing he’ll get is a throat punch.

Yeah, it’s Monday, and I’m in a mood.

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9 responses

  1. In a mood, deservedly so, Nicki. I too support worthy charities, but I never ever hand money to some random person on the street. I figure the chance of that doing more good than harm is indeed slim.

    And you’re basically going to stay pissed off unless you do like I did and basically pull the plug on television. It reached a point where I couldn’t decide which was most awful…the entertainment, the “news”, or commercials.

    On the other hand, you are the only person I know that can make a rant about what pisses you off entertaining, so forget I just said that. 🙂

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  2. My wife and I have given more to charity than just about anyone that I know, when we didn’t have a pot to piss in. And yet, we have always had a roof over our head, food to eat, and not one, but two vehicles to drive and gas in them both. They were usually pieces of shit, but they got around. I retired on disability, a couple of months ago, and still go around to people who are in worse condition than us, fixing things like their furnace, their faucets, etc. We have donated food to those in need, clothes to those in need, Christmas presents back at Christmas time, to a woman who was getting a bunch together to take to a family who had lost everything in a fire. So when approached by someone with a sense of entitlement or who is a jerk, I have no problem saying no. When I lost a job of 35 years about 3 years ago, we were in dire straits. My wife’s sister, who has a lot of money, told her that she should lose weight so we don’t have to pay for insulin, which she needs for her health, as we had no insurance anymore then. We didn’t ask her for help, mind you, this just came out of the blue. Of course, this woman is an upstanding Christian. Sorry, Monday here in MI also.

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  3. Just about everything pisses me off at one time or another. I get over it. Sometimes I write an article about something that pisses me off just to be able to sneer in public.

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  4. I give at work I give online what I don’t do is give in parking lots, mostly because I don’t carry cash, I remember telling a guy that and he wanted me to use a credit card to buy him a pack of cigarettes and a pop NOPE

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  5. Saw a guy in front of Walgreen’s with a sign that said “NEED BEER”. I almost bought him a 6-pack for being honest.

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  6. I loathe this keeping up with the Joneses, buy everything on debt culture that seems to have established itself in America in recent decades.

    I had a neighbor who financed his yard. Yes. Spent like $20,000 in custom landscaping, stamped concrete edging, expensive top-of-the-line pavers, lighting, etc… Sure, it looked beautiful. But he financed a fucking a yard. He has a YARD PAYMENT.

    It’s ludicrous. I’ve a mortgage, and even that irritates the hell out of me and I’m paying it down as quickly as possible (if I had to do it over again, I probably wouldn’t even have that). I have no other debt. I’d rather live a few rungs down on the lifestyle ladder than owe people money.

    This splurge and buy tons of dumb shit on a whim culture is foreign to me. It isn’t even properly American. Self Reliance is an American value, not this shit.

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    1. I was well on my way to being debt free until assholes stole my house and saddled me with thousands of dollars in debt.

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      1. That’s a great big bucket of suck, Nicki. I feel your pain on that.

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  7. Thales, I forgot to mention that we are debt free. That is the only thing that allows is to be able to give the way we do, and to make it on a limited income. Also the most important part of life for us.

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