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Old 09-12-2023, 03:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm favorable to DIY, but if you were too concerned about the risk of breaking something else in the car, paying somebody else to get the job done and becoming liable for whichever goes wrong may give you peace of mind...
Going to a mechanic is a nightmare. Around here (nowhere land) they're all booked three or four weeks out. They don't do a good job. And then they charge an arm and a leg. And to get them to fix their mistakes you have to take them to court.

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Old 09-12-2023, 08:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Seems like I was born in the wrong country. I could make some good money there, even if for certain cars the only thing doable to keep them roadworthy somehow would be a good amount of gambiarra...
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Seems like I was born in the wrong country. I could make some good money there, even if for certain cars the only thing doable to keep them roadworthy somehow would be a good amount of gambiarra...
Anybody willing to work can make good money here these days. McDonald's will pay you $17/hr to flip burgers, which is why all their food is twice as expensive as it used to be.

During the initial part of the pandemic, a friend of mine worked on bicycles and motorcycles as a side job, and made more than enough to finally pay off his student loan debt. I think he pulled in close to $100k just doing side jobs.
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Old 09-12-2023, 09:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I used to believe McDonald's was still more affordable there. Didn't take a look at the so-called Big Mac Index lately...
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I used to believe McDonald's was still more affordable there. Didn't take a look at the so-called Big Mac Index lately...
Leftists (distinct from liberals) say poor people are fat because all they can afford is McDonalds. If I got McDonalds for my birthday as a kid, that indicated we had a lot of fun money to frivolously spend.

Now McDonalds is super expensive, and the tired narrative still plays.

My go-to cheap fast food now is $9 BOGO Subway footlongs. $4.50 for a footlong is a good value. That said, if I were homeless, I'd get a Costco membership when the sign-up bonus includes a $30 store credit. $1.50 footlong and drink all day long. Whole pizza when I want to splurge. Might just tour the samples and call it a day.

You think I could legally eat for less than $100 in a year if forced to? I'd accept that challenge.
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Old 09-15-2023, 04:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You think I could legally eat for less than $100 in a year if forced to? I'd accept that challenge.
I don't believe it would be an easy challenge, unless you grew your own edible plants and gone fishing very often.
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Ramen is still couple for a buck, roadside plants are the new millennium food fad, roasted rodent isn't to bad I hear. Can still get a loaf of bread in the day old rack at wly world.
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I hereby challenge you to live on $25 through the Fall.
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