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Old 11-26-2020, 08:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In 1994 I bought my one and only new vehicle because as Charlie said, at that time that style was in demand such that new wasn't much of a price premium over used. That, and having a new car was on my bucket list, just to experience that. Because with that sole exception, I've always been an automotive bottom-feeder, getting dirt cheap or even free cars that the owners have given up on or just want to be rid of. I do all my own mechanic work so I have saved buckets of money over the years, I'm sure. I still have that "new" one which is now a rusted out POS like any beater I could get these days for cheap, but at least I got that "new car bug" out of my system.. for good.

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I'd say full immersion into the anxiety until it's better controlled.

One time I went down a manhole 6ft down and into a storm drain. After crawling through for a bit, I realized that if I wanted to turn my body around, I wouldn't be able to, and probably if I tried I'd get stuck. Made me realize I'm not entirely comfortable with enclosed and isolated spaces.
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Old 11-27-2020, 12:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I think buying a new EV is on par with buying an old gas burner.

Agree with redpoint: I look at buying new as sending a message to the manufacturer: "make another one." For the ev, I like that message. It also send a message to oil producers: "I don't need your product."
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Old 11-27-2020, 02:06 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Other things I insist on buying new
  • socks
  • I used to buy recycled toilet paper but now I prefer bamboo.
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Used socks ?
I didn't know there was such a thing LOL.

You are really missing out ! I found a great pair of slightly used underwear with only a few stains ! ( joking )

And regarding that bamboo toilet paper, they just started carrying that at my job.
Not only is it priced 5 times ( or more ? ) higher than regular toilet paper, but it also ships from China in a plastic bag.
Walmart has some toilet paper that they apparently have stopped carrying since the begining of COVID.
It used to be called " Recycled paper toilet tissue " but I think people thought it was literally reused toilet paper , so they changed the name to " Sustainable toilet tissue"
I noticed that during the last toilet paper hoarding, it was the last thing left on the shelf, despite being just as soft as the other stuff. It even has a flower print on it.
I think people still have this idea that it is dirty because it is made from recycled paper.

It's 1 A.M. on Black Friday morning, and I soon have to go to work to fight the crowds and try and not get COVID.

A sign of the times is what they have at the door on sale : chest freezers and pallets of toilet paper.
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I didn't know there was such a thing LOL.
I was padding the list.

Actually, there was a time I darned socks. They were uncomfortable and I decided to throw them out instead.
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In prison they issue 3 pairs of whitey tighties. You're lucky if you get ones that are within 2" of your size. Since you only get 3 pairs, that means every other day is laundry day.
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6 days if you turn them inside out, 12 days if you also turn back to front, 24 days if you swap with a buddy.
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2 washers and 3 dryers for the 110 convicts in C wing. Hard to get machine time when everyone's doing laundry every other day, and you can't run 'em at lights out (10pm-5am). Many of the outdoor crew pay people on indoor crew to run their laundry during the day when few people are around.

I made $0.20/hr, and since we had to buy our own everything, I just did my own laundry.
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2 washers and 3 dryers for the 110 convicts in C wing. Hard to get machine time when everyone's doing laundry every other day, and you can't run 'em at lights out (10pm-5am). Many of the outdoor crew pay people on indoor crew to run their laundry during the day when few people are around.

I made $0.20/hr, and since we had to buy our own everything, I just did my own laundry.
I can sympathize...I often think of my work place (and maybe the rest of my life) as prison, and 20-cents an hour is about what I have to work with at the end of the day(to spend on myself, anyway).

Well, ok, I've got it good...I seem to have an endless supply of clean underwear, at least.

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