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What a neat idea -- a fun Puritan! Seems like almost an impossibility. Sort of like a fun Vulcan (Spock with a handshake-buzzer, a whoopie cushion, and a joke book?).

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Old 11-01-2005, 01:23 PM   #122
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Can somebody put the "fun" back in fundamentalism?
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I bought a pair of $400 shoes off the discount rack for $80.
Isn't it more likely that you bought an $80 pair of shoes for $80? *

If they couldn't sell for more than $80, do you think they could ever really be worth $400?
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Isn't it more likely that you bought an $80 pair of shoes for $80?

If they couldn't sell for more than $80, do you think they could ever really be worth $400?
But, but, but they were so pretty!!!!! (girl logic )
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Isn't it more likely that you bought an $80 pair of shoes for $80?

If they couldn't sell for more than $80, do you think they could ever really be worth $400?
Come on, I probably bought a pair of $5.00 shoes for $80.00. But they sure are pretty.
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But, but, but they were so pretty!!!!! (girl logic )
Sorry, they don't explode, shoot anything or make loud or disgusting noises, so boy logic wouldn't have dictated their purchase.
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But, but, but they were so pretty!!!!!* (girl logic )
They were on sale!! 8)
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Come on, I probably bought a pair of $5.00 shoes for $80.00.* ** But they sure are pretty.*
The more my wife tells me she saved on a sale, the more I worry.
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We have to quit talking about my shoes. Greg, the apocalypse, will probably be on-line soon. I would prefer this thread disappear from the top 50 posts.
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Isn't it more likely that you bought an $80 pair of shoes for $80? *

If they couldn't sell for more than $80, do you think they could ever really be worth $400?
Especially since they were made for less than $10. Clothing markup is beyond belief! How do you think they can afford to mark stuff at 50% off and still make money?
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They were on sale!!* *8)
She "saved $320" by buying these! What are you complaining about?

OTOH, she also spent $80 on a pair of shoes that she may or may not ever wear.

I think we should open a shoe rental company for women. That way then can pick out what they want and never own them and still get the benefits or "retail therapy."
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I don't think we should rag on Martha, or any other woman who buys pretty shoes with her own money.

As men, we are the beneficiaries of this action. The woman pays the cost in money and discomfort bordering on pain just to give us something that we all like to look at- a pretty woman's leg in fashionable high heels.

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1)Government work. Military, school teacher, city, county, state, it's all gummit.

I think # 1 is maybe the only very secure, very low risk way to get to ER without scrimping and denying oneself along the way.
If you hadn't included "military" in the same paragraph as "without scrimping & denying oneself" I'd be more inclined to agree. Especially if we're talking about the survivors.

Hey, Laurence, I just read that San Diego is paying over 8% of next year's budget to pay their retiree benefits!
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They were on sale!! 8)
"My wife will buy anything marked down. The other day I came home and there was an escalator in the living room."
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I think we should open a shoe rental company for women.* That way then can pick out what they want and never own them and still get the benefits or "retail therapy."
I have a vague recollection that this was tried with purses - not as complicated, since the size issue was avoided... For a monthly subscription you could have a different purse each month. Sounds like too much work for me!
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I have a vague recollection that this was tried with purses - not as complicated, since the size issue was avoided... For a monthly subscription you could have a different purse each month. Sounds like too much work for me!
Owning more than one wallet or more than one pair of shoes of a particular type sounds like work to me. Shopping is also less pleasurable than real 9-5 work for me

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We have to quit talking about my shoes. Greg, the apocalypse, will probably be on-line soon. I would prefer this thread disappear from the top 50 posts.
Funny, you're not one I thought would say "the apocalypse is coming".

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"We have to quit talking about my shoes. Greg, the apocalypse, will probably be on-line soon."

I did find out (what she paid for them). Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! And, on top of that, they're WORK shoes. As far as I'm concerned, she just added another week to pre-retirement.

We're also keeping a budget now, and I just moved the roses I bought for her to her column (she can just pay for them herself)--and maybe a bottle of Scotch.

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If you hadn't included "military" in the same paragraph as "without scrimping & denying oneself" I'd be more inclined to agree. Especially if we're talking about the survivors.

Hey, Laurence, I just read that San Diego is paying over 8% of next year's budget to pay their retiree benefits!
Don't even get me started, my saving grace is being in a small incorporated city within San Diego County. It's disgusting to watch this scandal go on and on, and the pension board members continue to obfuscate without shame.
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I save nearly 60%, living on a 15k budget. If you are interested to see how I can do it, read my blog, http://retireat37.blogspot.com, sorry for the plug

More particularly, I detail my budget here: http://retireat37.blogspot.com/2004/...5k-budget.html.

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