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Old 02-24-2008, 10:26 AM   #201
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I am glad I am all done with that business!

About 20-25 years ago our local Woolworths went out of business and had a huge sale. I worked only a couple of buildings down so I would periodically go in to see what the markdowns were. They finally marked down the feminine hygiene products by about 75%. I bought an entire cart full of tampons, all that remained in the store. The low price outweighed the feeling of embarrassment.
Pun intended?
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Aren't threads supposed to drift towards politics and sex instead of casinos and menstruation?
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:41 AM   #203
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Aren't threads supposed to drift towards politics and sex instead of casinos and menstruation?
Here, politics and casinos are inextricably linked. You mean they aren't elsewhere?

As for sex and menstruation, this is a good time to use this handy little emoticon.
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You're missing the link:

Casinos = Sex

Politics = Menstruation
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Also, this IS the "cheapest thing you've ever done" thread. Being cheap isn't usually associated with either politics or sex.

In fact, many could argue there's a hugely inverse relationship.
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Also, this IS the "cheapest thing you've ever done" thread. Being cheap isn't usually associated with either politics or sex.

In fact, many could argue there's a hugely inverse relationship.
But just think - - the average young lady doesn't have to pay a single cent for the privilege of menstruating. All that fun for free!
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I considered the Bellagio to be more upscale (just purely from the feel I get from looking at the place...not to mention that virtually every website I look at indicates substantially higher prices for rooms there, as well). That, and the strawberry daquiri seemed to be the real thing....the version at the Luxor - while respectable for being free - wasn't anything near the version from the Bellagio.

But, don't take my word for it. In the pursuit of fairness, one would surely need a wide sampling pool from a variety of drinks to figure out which casino is truly better. (where's the drunk emoticon when you need it?
i agree. the sample size (# of casinos visited) must be large enough to get good statistical representation. Urp!
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But just think - - the average young lady doesn't have to pay a single cent for the privilege of menstruating. All that fun for free!
And usually not for drinks.......
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First time Ive seen a thread derail of this nature.
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$2 Reading Glasses

I don't know whether to post this here or in the discussion on correcting near vision. I wear a single contact lens currently and use one eye for distance vision and one for close vision, but in the last few years I have had trouble reading smaller font - like directions on a bottle.

I have found the dollar store reading glasses to be helpful with my contact lens, but of course both eyeglass lenses are the same prescription. Today at the dollar store I bought two pair of reading glasses with the right correction for each eye and popped out the lenses to make a single pair that is just right.

Astute readers will note that the second pair has exactly the wrong prescription in each eye. This pair can be worn upside down.
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hmm .. TWO pairs of glasses sounds like a splurge to me!

I noticed something I started doing unconsciously: used to be when it was time for dinner and I planned to use some froz. veg. I had, I'd just boil the water, take out the froz. veg., and drop it in. NOW I have started to instinctively take the froz. veg. out earlier in the day and put on the counter or in the fridge, depending on how early I take it out. Why, I've probably saved thirty-four cents in LPG this year already!!
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I am glad I am all done with that business!

About 20-25 years ago our local Woolworths went out of business and had a huge sale. I worked only a couple of buildings down so I would periodically go in to see what the markdowns were. They finally marked down the feminine hygiene products by about 75%. I bought an entire cart full of tampons, all that remained in the store. The low price outweighed the feeling of embarrassment.
I did the same thing with replacement razor blades when the local k-mart store closed about 10 yrs ago. They had been marked down 75% as well so a 4 pack cost less than a dollar. They lasted about 8 years...

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I bought an entire cart full of tampons, all that remained in the store.
Good thing you didn't have early menopause!
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YEARS ago (6? 8?) there was an early version of a dollar store in town, now long out of business (10?). Anyway, they had a bin full of Chuck Taylor Converse All Stars - many in my size - for $6/pair. I bought a dozen pair - hi-tops, low-tops, solid colors, lime green, orange, plaids, mostly weird unsaleable colors and designs, including, i kid you not, red patent leather (early adopter of Pope-peds here). Ok, I've only worn the red leather ones a couple Halloweens, but the others have made it many a year - currently wearing reddish plaid hi-tops and have loden green lowtops sitting next to my Keens for slightly more formal wear.
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I noticed something I started doing unconsciously: used to be when it was time for dinner and I planned to use some froz. veg. I had, I'd just boil the water, take out the froz. veg., and drop it in. NOW I have started to instinctively take the froz. veg. out earlier in the day and put on the counter or in the fridge, depending on how early I take it out. Why, I've probably saved thirty-four cents in LPG this year already!!
I try to take them out of the freezer, and put them in the fridge a day before. The frozen stuff gives up its 'coldness' to the fridge, which theoretically will be running a little less.

Yeah, I can't imagine it saves more than a few pennies, but there 's no harm done, and it does make me feel better.

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I noticed something I started doing unconsciously: used to be when it was time for dinner and I planned to use some froz. veg. I had, I'd just boil the water, take out the froz. veg., and drop it in. NOW I have started to instinctively take the froz. veg. out earlier in the day and put on the counter or in the fridge, depending on how early I take it out. Why, I've probably saved thirty-four cents in LPG this year already!!
I hope you're accounting for the fact that if you're in the heating season, that your furnace had to warm the air and counter to compensate for the defrosting!
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I bought a dozen pair.
Oh, man - I wish I had done this when Easy Spirit stopped making their run/walk shoes in my size.

And even if I wanted to get the next size down, they have lowered the CQ (cushiony quotient) and they are just not good anymore.

Hey, I helped put that company on the map - and they abandoned me and my feet!
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