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Old 06-03-2015, 02:54 PM   #61
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Wait, Fuego, you are also the person I famously attribute that you always DID your #2s at work, so you got paid to poop!
LOL, I confess, I've done that. Although my logic was always that I'd rather put the flushes on their water bill, than mine!
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Wait, Fuego, you are also the person I famously attribute that you always DID your #2s at work, so you got paid to poop!
So true. So, so true. But it wasn't on anyone else. Just the broken toilets that usually flushed (but not always) or a port a john.

Andre's got me beat though. I never considered how much water I was saving.

Now that I think about it, toilet paper and electricity for the fan and all that air freshener saved all add up. This might be #4 in the list of key traits of early retirees.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:32 PM   #63
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Some grasshoppers spend all they earn, and they enjoy every minute of it, without worries of the future, then they are truly blessed. Some people like that are the most generous I know. I have difficulty comprehending their lack of worry about the future, but I am jealous of it.

On the other side of the spectrum, are those ants who triple check everything, worry about every possible contingency and are never truly free to enjoy the present. They die with plenty of money, but have missed out on living. Most of us are between those two extremes.
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Wait, Fuego, you are also the person I famously attribute that you always DID your #2s at work, so you got paid to poop!
There are legions of stories about that. One is that I stopped in a fire station to use the facilities there. Shift work can really mess up your innards for a while. While there I received a call for a personal injury car accident about two blocks from the fire house but due to um, slow processing, I was last out of the fire house. Arriving on the scene I was told that there were no injuries but "They'd had one trapped in the fire house...."
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Good one, Walt! I think this must be a peculiar man trait, because most women hate to use bathrooms other than their own for that sort of business!
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I think successful FIRE people have usually 2 out 3 skills that make people FI.

1) They are good/exceptional in their job.
2) They are good in investing money.
3) They are good in dealing with people....influencing people.

Skill number 2 is a must . Skill number 1 or 3 will make you lot of money Almost nobody is good in all 3.

The number 2 is also easiest, but requires immense discipline which at least 90% of people lack.
Been fortunate to have pretty good function with #1 and #2's. Never found the proper orifice for #3...
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Good one, Walt! I think this must be a peculiar man trait, because most women hate to use bathrooms other than their own for that sort of business!
Well, when you spend more time at work than you do at home, it's easy to think of your porcelain at work as if it were your own.
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Andre's got me beat though. I never considered how much water I was saving.

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When I got my first water bill after retiring my first thought was that a leak must have developed somewhere. After some reflection and calculation, I realized that my increased time at home probably doubled the number of flushes and, with increased exercising, also added a few more showers per week. When the second post-retirement bill came in with exactly the same numbers, I realized that we had redefined normal.
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When I got my first water bill after retiring my first thought was that a leak must have developed somewhere. After some reflection and calculation, I realized that my increased time at home probably doubled the number of flushes and, with increased exercising, also added a few more showers per week. When the second post-retirement bill came in with exactly the same numbers, I realized that we had redefined normal.
Not working = don't have to shower as often (unless you're working out of course!). Not working also equals less laundry (no works clothes). My reduced shower frequency and laundry demand is offset by increased flushing at home, so it's about a net of zero from what I can tell.
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Good one, Walt! I think this must be a peculiar man trait, because most women hate to use bathrooms other than their own for that sort of business!
Two thoughts on this (as the only woman in my household)...

1) Home toilet advantage. (Travel really takes me a while to adjust.)

2) Men just take longer. I think the same muscles used for childbirth speed up the process for women.
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Well, this thread has really gone in the toilet!
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Just as the OP asked, "Are They Typical?", most threads typically end up like this.
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Well, this thread has really gone in the toilet!
I was thinking of a somewhat crasser poecilonym.
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I was thinking of a somewhat crasser poecilonym.
Thank you, I just learnt a new word. Now I'll just have to practice spelling it.
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When I got my first water bill after retiring my first thought was that a leak must have developed somewhere. After some reflection and calculation, I realized that my increased time at home probably doubled the number of flushes and, with increased exercising, also added a few more showers per week. When the second post-retirement bill came in with exactly the same numbers, I realized that we had redefined normal.
You could use the following rhyme to save some money on flushes:
"If it's yellow - let it mellow
If it's brown - flush it down"

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You could use the following rhyme to save some money on flushes:
"If it's yellow - let it mellow
If it's brown - flush it down"

I remember Johnny Carson using that joke back during the "last" California drought. Does that officially make me an old fart?
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You mean porcelainym? A nickname for your toilet?
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You mean porcelainym? A nickname for your toilet?
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Poecilonym is a synonym for synonym!

https://www.wordnik.com/words/poecilonym
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Well, when you spend more time at work than you do at home, it's easy to think of your porcelain at work as if it were your own.
The big factor for me- At work, somebody else cleans the toilet. The less we use the one at home, the easier it is to clean.

There must be a calculator online somewhere. First page you input the regularity of your schedule. Second page you predict the performance of the water bills, the cost of TP, the cost and frequency of cleaning supplies. Third page you have to predict the predictability of your schedule, and how it might change over time. Some folks anticipate increasing the time in the loo after retirement, others expect to ramp up the utilization in your elder years.

Of course, the big question is how long you are going to continue converting food to output.

Looks like the folks at Give-a-crap.com have put this together!



Here is what I found. If I don't get myself on a regular schedule, and stock up when TP goes on sale, in 21 years my life is going to be in the crapper!
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