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Old 05-15-2010, 04:44 PM   #41
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The items in your hotel room are meant for you to use, and are included in your room price. You paid for them; they are specifically meant for you to use; why not take them? (I usually use all of mine during my stay).

But filling up a bag from a common supply, without first being invited to do so by the conference organizers, is selfish and greedy at best, stealing at worst. Non-perishable supplies are the property of the conference organizers. One's conference fee pays for "refreshments," not "restocking your pantry at home." Behavior like that tends to cause conference organizers to ration supplies to the next group they host.

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I was at a conference this week and one of the exhibitors was giving out nice cloth shopping bags. One of the attendess I know proceeded to visit the break stations and fill the bag with Splenda, tea bags, hot chocolate packets, etc. Her rationale was that it had been paid for by the conference fee and anything left over is just excess profit for the conference center. .
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But filling up a bag from a common supply, without first being invited to do so by the conference organizers, is selfish and greedy at best, stealing at worst. Non-perishable supplies are the property of the conference organizers. One's conference fee pays for "refreshments," not "restocking your pantry at home." Behavior like that tends to cause conference organizers to ration supplies to the next group they host.
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The lady in question is an ethics lawyer
Figures; I know a pastor who is a serial adulterer.
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Figures; I know a pastor who is a serial adulterer.
And I know a serial adulterer who is a pastor.
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reusing plastic grocery bags as trash bags = frugal

washing, reusing sandwich bags again = innapropriate
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I've always found this subject interesting as it relates to cars.

People who drive an old Honda, Toyota, Volvo, etc., are seen as frugal.

But if you drive the same vintage Taurus, Buick, Cadillac, etc., you're likely viewed as being poor.
Interesting, but whose point of view is this? I can see that ghetto fabbing of any car makes you look poor and trying too hard not to look poor.
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reusing plastic grocery bags as trash bags = frugal

washing, reusing sandwich bags again = innapropriate
Seems like that sandwich bag issue has surfaced here before. I've done that more than once. I do not feel that it was inappropriate. Not even sure that I washed it.
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I re-use sandwich bags all the time. Doesn't everybody?
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:38 PM   #49
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I started using "disposable" plastic containers with lids for my 2 daily PBJ sandwiches. Did you know you can get upwards of 50 uses out of one "disposable" container? As for appropriateness: Nobody cares how you tote your sandwich.

On the other hand, I heard that the local high schools are having to ban "sandwich dancing" at their Proms So it would appear that certain sandwich-related matters are in fact cause for concern.

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On the other hand, I heard that the local high schools are having to ban "sandwich dancing" at their Proms So it would appear that certain sandwich-related matters are in fact cause for concern.
Man, wish I had never Googled the phrase "sandwich dancing" - this is disturbing.

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Is that sorta like a threesome?
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Is that sorta like a threesome?
I think it depends upon how many feet stay on the floor...

Well, we're over 50 posts into a frugal thread and we haven't even talked about the broken glass in the peanut butter yet, so [rimshot] here it is:
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Ran out of tin foil the other day and washed a large piece of it with soap, for cooking not for my hat; it seemed unsanitary. I found another roll on the bottom shelf and it's on the shopping list; don't want to re-use it again, not even for a hat.
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Seems like that sandwich bag issue has surfaced here before. I've done that more than once. I do not feel that it was inappropriate. Not even sure that I washed it.

Very well could be true. But I know if I resused a sandwich that had sandwich meat in it, my mind would start to worry ... did I clean it enough? Does it taste right? etc. etc. etc.
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Ran out of tin foil the other day and washed a large piece of it with soap, for cooking not for my hat; it seemed unsanitary. I found another roll on the bottom shelf and it's on the shopping list; don't want to re-use it again, not even for a hat.
I don't trust dollar stores for everything, but tin foil for us is definitely a dollar store item...which probably puts a foot of tin foil down around a couple of cents per use

I suppose there would be no harm in recycling foil for covering an item in the oven, as it gets "disinfected" each use

might be greener to cut a piece of light aluminum and tent it a bit for this dedicated purpose - is there a product idea there?

obviously, the tin foil for use in covering the brain during CIA transmission peaks should be replaced at least once a month
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Well, we're over 50 posts into a frugal thread and we haven't even talked about the broken glass in the peanut butter yet, so [rimshot] here it is:
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But Nords, "There was probably a whole dollar's worth of peanut butter in that container". Need I say more?
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Add me to those who would not reuse a sandwich bag, then again I don't normally use sandwich bags for sandwiches. More likely after I open my cheese I wrap it in glad wrap then put it inside the sandwich bag. I always worry about bacteria breeding in those little baggies.
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obviously, the tin foil for use in covering the brain during CIA transmission peaks should be replaced at least once a month
This forum is a wealth of information; I didn't find that in a quick Google search. I'm not making hats yet but in case anyone asks I'll cite you as an authority.
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very funny

no, you shave your head then line your toupee with the tin foil
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