I took a miserable flight on Southwest recently. I fly all the time on SWA and have never forgotten to check in to the flight exactly 24 hours ahead of time. This time, I forgot. My cell phone was in a dead spot and I didn't get the alert. As a result, I got stuck in the dreaded middle seat between two very large and obnoxious people (do you really have to get drunk and pick … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: The $260 Lunch Bag; Has Society gone Mad?!?
Let's go back in time 12 years to the year 2001. I was at one of my first real jobs out of college. At work one morning, my boss announced that she had purchased a new, $40,000 german luxury car. She was clearly excited and thought that I should have one too:Boss: Mr. 1500, I LOVE my car; you should get one too! Me (trying to politely deflect): The car I have works just … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: No Nice Car, no Wife for You Mr. 1500!
I was talking to a friend recently and had a conversation which made me want to pull my hair out and scream loud profanities. We were discussing retirement and the conversation went like this:Me: You do contribute to your 401(k), right? It's important to start young. Her: I contribute some, but my retirement plan is the lottery. … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: The Lottery is my Retirement Plan
My family and I love to take walks in the evening. The run up to the holidays was an awesome time to be a walker. The kids loved looking at the neighbors' extravagant decorations.A couple days after Christmas, I took a walk on garbage day that greatly disturbed me. … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: My neighbors are the most wasteful people ever