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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

This is even better when it's a beat up, often reused Neiman Marcus or Hermes bag.

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I love those people that carry shit around in old designer bags. It is usually somebody who doesn't look like they have owned anything designer in their lives.

now this i can sorta understand. but why would a professional woman want to send out the message that they are trampy or buy tacky underwear?
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All day people have been calling me by the wrong name. One person called me Jason three times. (My name is not even close to Jason.) A student called me Professor Larry. (My last name is not Larry.) And another student pronounced my last name completely wrong. (It has one syllable; it is not hard.) I don't get how that happens. I don't think I ever get names wrong. If I'm not sure, I just don't say the person's name.
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If you be my bodyguard, you can call me, Al.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

ugh, this is so tacky. It's always some overweight middle aged black woman.

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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

ugh, this is so tacky. It's always some overweight middle aged black azn woman.]

out here, I've heard of ladies trade/buy designer store paper bags or plastic totes/carry-ons.
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How do you use a twin tub washing machine? The place I'm currently staying at only has a twin tub and not an automatic, and there's no instructions either. My mum had one of these things in the 1960s, and that's all I know about them.
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^ isn't that one tub for washing and then you transfer it to the other for drying or spin-cycle?
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^ isn't that one tub for washing and then you transfer it to the other for drying or spin-cycle?

yep
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I don't get why people would chose to decide to use often more expensive, and always more crappy, packaged foods than making the thing from scratch. Everything from Hamburger Helper to canned pasta to mushy frozen veggies (not all frozen are mushy). I mean, does it take much longer to create a version of homemade Hamburger Helper? And it won't have that chemical starchy taste. Or canned pasta...is there anything more unpalatable? I also find it's quite often the families that can afford the overcharge the least that do this the most.

Proviso: I'm not talking about drunk cooking here, I'm talking about weeknight, family dinner cooking. With drunk cooking all bets are off.
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I don't get it either. I enjoy chopping fresh veggies and making things from scratch. Speaking of which I am going to have to bother you soon on how to make my own sausage. I have been buying fresh sausage made by my butcher, but I think I could handle it myself.

My drunk weekness is Chinese takeout.
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Time. Making things from scratch, while healthier and better tasting, takes an enormous amount of time relative to stuff from a box. A lot of people just don't have that luxury.

Also, there's a good bit of fixed cost/cost for entry to making things from scratch. I don't doubt that it comes out positive in the long run, but, for people without a lot of money, the up-front cost is prohibitive. If I have $X/month to spend on groceries, and buying groceries and the stuff I need to do things from scratch costs $X+1, I'm never going to have the means to acquire what I need to enter the "from scratch" market.
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I think we have discussed this before. I disagree with the whole Mcdonald's is cheaper and faster than making a salad and others agree and disagree with that.

There is no way making pasta takes a lot of time in the hamburger helper example. In fact, I would guess hamburger helper is more expensive and takes just as long as doing it yourself after you get good at it.
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My drunk weekness is Chinese takeout.

This. So bad.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

This. So bad.

Mandarin Chicken from Trader Joe's.... you just bake it in the oven for 20 min out comes perfectly crispy tasty orange chicken thats too much for two people.


as to fresh ingredients and convenience to quick dishes... i don't get why people make the fake macaroni and cheese from a box... when in 10min you can make a Fettuccine alfredo. every supermarket has a decent cheese section with passable parmesan and pasta. just make the super simple butter+parm+pasta version.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

Mandarin Chicken from Trader Joe's.... you just bake it in the oven for 20 min out comes perfectly crispy tasty orange chicken thats too much for two people.


as to fresh ingredients and convenience to quick dishes... i don't get why people make the fake macaroni and cheese from a box... when in 10min you can make a Fettuccine alfredo. every supermarket has a decent cheese section with passable parmesan and pasta. just make the super simple butter+parm+pasta version.

I do have a weakness for box mac and cheese, but that's more a nostalgic childhood thing than an actual, y'know, tastes good thing. I'll put sriracha all over it too.

The problem with the TJs stuff (which is good) is twofold--one, it assumes that I have that shit in my freezer when I get home from the bar or wherever. Two, it assumes I want to cook it when I'm drunk.
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