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Sep 17th, 2004, 12:23 PM
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Sidepockets, I found your little analysis fascinating.

As someone who reads cereal boxes, I find these bits of "trivia" very interesting. There must be millions of us out there, otherwise "Trivial Pursuit" would not have been a success!

If one drink costs $2.56 total, then not taking two drinks saves me enough money to buy one entire salad lunch or a plateful of edamame beans or two 99cent hamburgers, with change to spare.

Of course, I splurge it all on wine!
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Sep 17th, 2004, 12:32 PM
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You don't order drinks depending on your thirst or health, but depending on the amount of tips?

I would be damned to make all these precision calculations! (and I am an accountant)

My thoughts are: if you are don't invite me to dinner!
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Sep 17th, 2004, 12:33 PM
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meant to say: if you are such a calculator don't invite me to dinner!
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Sep 17th, 2004, 12:42 PM
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Great Patrick! Now I'm going to spend the weekend wondering about your computations. Thanks alot.
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Sep 17th, 2004, 12:46 PM
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To Patrick: LOL Are you sure 35 friends is a large enough sample to draw an accurate conclusion?
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Sep 17th, 2004, 01:12 PM
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Okay, looks like I'm going to be the first to admit it. Whenever I attend one of those informal, over 10 people, let's all meet at the restaurant, everyone picks up their own tab sort of gathering, I "do" cut back on what I would normally eat and drink. Why? Because - without fail - I know I'm going to have to help pitch in to help cover for someone else once the bill arrives.
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Sep 17th, 2004, 01:55 PM
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Patrick -
three catagories, each with their own stack? So, would that be considered an O/C 'thing'?
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Sep 17th, 2004, 02:12 PM
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I was thinking about Patrick's so called 35 'friends' he emailed and I'm not so sure about this.

Firstly, how do we KNOW he actually emailed those people?

Secondly, how do we know they are his friends? Maybe he thinks they are friends but they don't reciprocate the sentiment?

Thirdly, how do we know is these so called 'friends/not friends' are enough of a cross section of the population?

Fourthly, how do we know if these so called 'friends/not friends' he supposedly emailed can make an educated decision on whether or not he is obsessive/compulsive?

Fifthly, why did he put the lists in three piles and not two piles or four piles?

Is anyone else having these same thoughts over and over and over and over again?

Sep 17th, 2004, 02:17 PM
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Hey Sidepockets, I understand. And I also agree with a previous poster (MarthaB) - Watch your pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.

Don't be offended by the other posters, they have too much time on their hands and need an outlet for their stress and angst.

Many of the comments ARE humorous, I must admit. But you have NO IDEA WHATSOEVER how often an idea like this IS discussed in MUCH GREATER detail on cyber forum boards!
You will find COUNTLESS similar threads of money saving ideas being discussed on the Disboards (Disney World) 'budget' forum, as well as countless parenting and budgeting boards! MOST people have to watch their budgets, not just to travel but to live, so posts like this on other boards are usually cheered! Apparently the rest of you are rolling in the bucks and don't have to be pragmatic regarding your finances. Lucky you.

While I may not personally subscribe to this particular idea sidepockets, I say go for it! We all have to do what is right for our families to make ends meet AND to feed our travel habits!
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Sep 17th, 2004, 05:32 PM
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Wanderluster, you can't be serious!
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