r/funny May 04 '21

But i like what i have okay?

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u/50127 May 04 '21

You have hair??

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u/sholine May 04 '21

Protip: if you have hair, you can sell it for more blurays, or ramen noodles. That's staying ahead of the curve!

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u/sassysassysarah May 04 '21

Is this for those bootstraps they told me about?

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u/Talmaska May 04 '21

To be honest, Bluray of Dark Knight is pretty sweet...

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u/macrob25 May 04 '21

Just make sure Annie doesn’t step on it when dusting the tv

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u/ihatereddit123 May 04 '21

the scene was a special challenge to all involved

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u/DFu4ever May 04 '21

Her breaking down while saying that in Bale voice was probably one of the funniest little moments in the show. It had me cracking up.

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u/Cho42 May 04 '21

My favorite was Troy coming out of the blanket fort and pretending to lock it while humming "Daybreak"! What a great show.

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u/WoooshBaiterGinsburg May 04 '21

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u/coolestbitchonearth May 04 '21

I especially love when Troy is running around in circles and does a little ballet hop over the janitor’s body. What a great show.

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u/-Toshi May 04 '21

Donalds physical comedy isn't mentioned enough!

Like when he does that (in lieu of a better term) disabled dog crawl out of Annie's experiment. Man knows his body.

Love it.

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u/TangerineChicken May 04 '21

I just watched community this year and this is one of the many scenes that had me asking myself why I waited so long. What a great show

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u/VictorZiblis May 04 '21

It loses something when Chevy Chase goes and then, to me at least, becomes unwatchable once Donald Glover leaves.

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u/Cho42 May 04 '21

I can explain.

LET ME... EXPLAIN.

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u/wellwaffled May 04 '21

THAT’S NOT A REAL SOLUTION!

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u/SiidChawsby May 04 '21

hums daybreak while crying

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u/PraiseBasedDonut May 04 '21

locks his blanket fort door with an imaginary key

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u/Ask_For_Cock_Pics May 04 '21

I literally just watched that episode for the first time last night

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u/slapmasterslap May 04 '21

Enjoy your watch through, and don't give up on the series when it gets a bit sketchy in the middle because it does get good again. Some of my favorite moments are from the last two seasons.

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u/X_Zephyr May 04 '21

Ah yes, the gas leak year

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u/Moosey_P May 04 '21

I'm a peanut bar, and I'm hear to say..

You're checks will arrive on another day

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u/BEENHEREALLALONG May 04 '21

Another day, another dime, another rhyme, another dollar.

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u/gm4dm101 May 04 '21

Boy she Britta’d that.

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u/merian May 04 '21

Ouchie, Annie are you ok?

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u/johnny_crappleseed May 04 '21

Are you ok Annie?

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u/FOXHNTR May 04 '21

(She steps on blue ray) Annie, are you ok? Are you ok, Annie?

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u/jeffsang May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

My BluRay copy of the Dark Knight also didn't come into my room today and wake me get up at 5:30 in the god damn morning. Can't say that about my kids.

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u/Bgrngod May 04 '21

Mine did!

No wait. That was indeed my kid waking me up by telling me how bored she is. Not a bluray disk.

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u/randomuser135443 May 04 '21

You're bored? Have I got a blu ray for you!

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u/Da_Lazy_Lad May 04 '21

I have shrek on VHS

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u/JereRB May 04 '21

Correct. My folks were paying $500/month mortgage, paid off at the beginning of this year, and 2007 me thought that was highway robbery.

Fast-forward to today: me paying $600 for a room/month and being on the low end of housing costs. Can't imagine even being able to take care of another person.

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u/Ask_For_Cock_Pics May 04 '21

Don't come to LA, $600 won't even get you a bedroom-less studio.

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u/Sendit57 May 04 '21

I don’t think $600 would get you a studio in any decent sized city at this point.

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u/FuzzyBadTouch May 04 '21

Not even decent sized. I live in Edmonton Canada (sub 1 million population) and $600 USD (roughly $740 CAD) wouldn't get you a studio apartment. It would get you a rented basement in a shitty house outside the city center

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u/[deleted] May 04 '21 edited May 23 '21

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u/oneblank May 04 '21

Basically turning into a future where kids grow up and move out of their parents basement to move into someone else’s basement for $1200/month.

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u/Nylund May 04 '21

I think we’re going to discover that the “nuclear family” (mom, dad, and a couple kids) was a historical blip and we’ll return to the more historically common tradition of multigenerational living.

Having other family in the same house, be it parents or grand parents can also help with child-rearing and childcare costs.

Everyone is killing themselves trying to maintain a weird style of living that was only briefly affordable due to anomalous post-WWII conditions that we’ll likely never see repeated.

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u/Thykk3r May 04 '21

Screenshotted. This statement is very true...

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u/Slowboatmotor May 04 '21

I’d rather live outside but thanks

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u/rabes81 May 04 '21

BC here I don't know how anyone survives anymore. 2bd room rentals are 1500 to 2k per month plus utilities here now. I pay less for my mortgage (1250 ish).. if we had not bought in 2010 we never would have been able to.

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u/Rinaldi363 May 04 '21

1 bedroom condo in etobicoke... $2,300. My friend was renting a 2 bedroom downtown toronto, $3,100.

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u/Icandothemove May 04 '21

I live in Northern california and I don't like this game.

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u/PluckGT May 04 '21

Wife and I bought a house in SF in 1997 for 268K. Wife and split in 2013 and even though I make over 2x what I was earning in 1997, I can’t find a box to rent in the city or even the East Bay without going on a Ramen diet. I’m 53, rent a room and live off cereal and quesadillas just so that I can be close to our kids

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u/dudius7 May 04 '21

Flagstaff, Arizona. Sub 100k people and you can't rent a bedroom for less than $800. A studio is gonna cost you $1k plus utilities.

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u/blendertricks May 04 '21

Pretty sure in LA $600 doesn't even get you a box under a bridge.

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u/whereami1928 May 04 '21

I had some luck in the past in "LA" getting a room sublet for around $700. One place in North Hollywood for a summer for $760 I think, 10 min drive to work. One place in Riverside another summer for around $550. They weren't great, but certainly livable.

Now I'm in the South Bay paying $1500 for a 1 bed. Also a 10 min drive to work. At least my pay went up to afford it.

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u/JereRB May 04 '21

Remote or die. Tech support from a trash can ftw!!!

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u/The_avocado_girl May 04 '21

Lol me paying 1325 in rent for a one bedroom in Chicago as a teacher with a 46,000 salary.

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u/HamburgerEarmuff May 04 '21

TIL that teachers in Chicago make about as much as a senior fry-cook at In-N-Out, although I suppose they make a bit more when you consider they get like 3 extra months of vacation.

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u/mackmario May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

I'm paying 765 for a tiny two bedroom out in a smaller town in missouri :/ all the houses around us are currently going for 200-600k.

I already work almost an hour of highway travel away from my job. It's just insane. Something needs to be done to regulate the housing market and or renters market before almost everyone below a certain wage threshold is homeless.

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u/ThreeLeggedTranny May 04 '21

I live in small town Missouri too and you can still get really nice small homes for around $100k. Things have definitely went up though. I bought my brand new 4 bed/2 bath 2100sqft on 4 acres for $85k in 2009. It just appraised for $210k.

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u/Mainzerize May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

German, born and raised in the region around Frankfurt. If I want to find a house below 300k, I either have to drive for over an hour to get to work or spend another 100k to actually live in the place.

Edit: just to get it out there after reading some comments. First of all, I was talking euros, I think that matters. As well, if you find a place below 300k, this is by far not even close to your mentioned 1500 sq feet in a good shape with house and garden. 300k gets you something with around 900 sq feet, 100 years old in terrible condition in a town with a population of about 500 and an hour by car into the city.

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u/Raz0rking May 04 '21

Lucky you. Go a bit to the northwest (Luxembourg) and you will be hard pressed to find a decent appartement under 600k

My best mate bought one 64m² for 600 and something.

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u/Mainzerize May 04 '21

We should just gamble and buy the worst dumpster we can find and wait it out. It'll become a metropolitan area in our lifetime anyway.

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u/Raz0rking May 04 '21

Housing prices go up at least 10% each year. Last year was 17%.

I have pretty much given up owning property myself outside of inheritance or winning the lottery.

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u/SappyCedar May 04 '21

That sounds so cheap to my Canadian ears. The average price for a house where I live (300k people population) is 1.2 million CAD, 300k would get you a shitty one bedroom condo in a 40+ year old building that needs work.

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u/SteveTheUPSguy May 04 '21

There was a small burnt down house in San Jose that recently sold for $800,000. They hadn't even bothered removing the ashes.

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u/ForeskinOfMyPenis May 04 '21

Those ashes will be great fertilizer for the landscaping

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u/Tower21 May 04 '21

It really depends. I moved 1000km+ from where I lived to buy a house for 20K Cad.

I currently live 1 hour away from a 300k city. My bills are so low without rent or a mortgage it's frankly life changing.

For some, not living in the city is unimaginable. For me, I would hardly call struggling to pay rent living.

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u/ChicagoBoy2011 May 04 '21

Cries in New York City

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u/Saffiruu May 04 '21

Californian here. My downpayment was $275k.

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u/mattdotnet May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

My mom bought her house for $120k in the 90's. It just got appraised for $600k. Me and my wife make under 100k and either have to move away from both our families or rent until we die. It's pretty fucking cool.

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u/37yearoldthrowaway May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

$120k is worth about $260k in today's dollars adjusted for inflation. Not only that, the average mortgage interest rate in 1990 was 10.1%. With today's rate around 3.0%, the monthly mortgage cost of a $120k house in 1990 would be roughly equivalent to a $525,000 house today.

Edit: This doesn't even factor in the decent increase in square footage of most houses today verse 30-40 years ago. I'd argue that for anywhere other than VHCOL areas (SF/Seattle/NY), that the price per square foot is "relatively" cheaper than it was back then, adjusting for inflation and current interest rates. Unfortunately, it's also impossible to buy a new 1,200 sq ft house anymore because they just don't build them that small.

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u/Bull_City May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

Ooh this is a good adjustment. Most people just do inflation, but housing is so sensitive to interest rates. Mind sending a link or something how the math works for adjusting inflation by the interest rate calculation?

The other thing I don’t think a lot of people appreciate is that with higher prices means that first step on the ladder has gotten way bigger (20% of a much higher number), which is a sort of cheapening of the purchasing power of wages too.

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u/tertgvufvf May 04 '21

Down payment is often the biggest hurdle. Mortgage payments might be less than you're currently paying in rent, but doesn't matter if you can't save that down payment (because of the sky high rent...)

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u/First_Foundationeer May 04 '21

You can always put a lot less down with certain programs (first time homeowners, for example), but another hurdle is beating out other offers which may be fucking $100k over asking.

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u/lumaleelumabop May 04 '21

Or offering above asking price with a pre-approved loan and grear interest rate only to lose to a cash buyer...

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u/feralhogger May 04 '21

This is an issue where I live. Housing is cheap, but so are wages, and if you want a house, you gotta compete with some investor making coastal city money who wants some passive income. Lots of places selling, but it’s not the owners moving in.

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u/waxillium_ladrian May 04 '21

This happened recently to a couple I know. They found a house they loved, bid $20K over asking, and were outbid.

The house was up for rent a couple weeks later.

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u/DogmaticNuance May 04 '21

Yeah, GI bill got us on the ladder. They don't even give you money, just underwrite the loan so you can put down less than 20% and not have to pay mortgage insurance.

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u/DOGSraisingCATS May 04 '21

Exactly. I was able to save for a downoayment because the company I worked for covered my rent for 2 years(while working remote) and now I'm staying at a family condo, for free, that my mom isn't using currently until I close. Privilege comes in many forms and I didn't grow up rich but definitely recognize the benefits I have with just a supportive and financially stable family.

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u/bob256k May 04 '21

I hate to tell you this but rich is relative. To ALOT of people in the world, even in the USA, this is wealthy beyond their dreams. I do alright and I have never had a job even a 6 figure one, offer to cover my rent.

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u/Nilsneo May 04 '21

Interesting. I've been poking around on Redfin in major cities and while hotspots in California like SF and the best parts of Los Angeles are right out, it's entirely possible to get a 525000 house further out still. Though with LA traffic that probably means "three hours drive" away.

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u/IslayHaveAnother May 04 '21

Absolutely. This is why telecommuting could seriously help a ton a of people. People need to be willing to relocate, and telecommuting (even if just three hours outside the city) will aid in that ability. I fully understand that not everyone can telecommute in their jobs, but it will help.

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u/Fabulous-Cow-64 May 04 '21

What’s crazy is that for months, my employer told us that we could telecommute indefinitely after Covid. They then changed their minds. Several people bought houses three or four hours from work but now will be unable to keep them. Thanks irrational business models!

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u/THofTheShire May 04 '21

We're actually seeing a negative effect of it here. All the people in the bay area who are able to work more remotely are buying in our area and driving inventory down and prices up. Generally good for people already invested in real estate, but bad for first time buyers and renters. You can't rent a space for one person for less than $1000/mo right now unless it's a bedroom in someone's home.

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u/Youknowimtheman May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

The stupidly low rates are part of the mechanism driving housing prices up. See also: first time homebuyer credits, unregulated foreign investment, not enough building, lack of taxes on unoccupied homes.

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u/druglawyer May 04 '21

Parents bought their house in 1975 for $40k. In a nice suburb. Dad was a social worker, mom was a part time secretary. House is worth $900k now. They do not understand why a social worker and a part time secretary cannot buy a house in a nice suburb today, even though pretty much every one of their neighbors who moved in in the last 2 decades is a doctor, lawyer, or corporate executive.

Boomers really are the absolute worst.

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u/skippyfa May 04 '21

Mom: Didn't wages also go up by 2000%?

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u/AverageCanadianGuy May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

"I made less than $3 an hour in 1972!!!" my grandfather arguing against a $15 minimum wage.... Okay gramps but that's roughly $19 in today's dollars.

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u/Janus_Grayden May 04 '21

Right? They'll talk about what they got paid in one breath and then the next, they'll talk any how you could buy a hamburger for a dime.

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u/nom_nom_nom_nom_lol May 04 '21

"Gasoline was only a nickel a gallon when I got my first car. Paid 300 bucks for it. Worked all summer mowing lawns to save up."

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u/KushyNuggets May 04 '21

My FIL has a job that pays nearly $150k/year and they're actively hiring 20 something year olds to replace him at 1/4 his salary. He still gets his $150k/year forever but the young guys get $40k/year. He brags about it. Disgusting. Boomer stuff.

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u/readwaytoooften May 04 '21

Unless he owns the company he's only going to be employed until it's worth it to the owner two keep the extra $100k for himself...

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u/IcarusOnReddit May 04 '21

That assumes the owner is rational. I have worked at many companies where that is very very untrue.

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u/thesaunders May 04 '21

I currently work for one of these!

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u/ajohns95616 May 04 '21

This was how my dad was laid off. Like 20 years ago.

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u/FerrisMcFly May 04 '21

My grandma was legit telling me how her mother used to send her to the store with 5$ to buy groceries for the week then asked why I didn't have a house yet in the next sentence.

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u/su5 May 04 '21

My grandfather's friend used to brag that he paid for medical school by lifeguarding over the summer. Nothing could be said to help him understand that doesn't work today and he is a doctor so should be smarter

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u/AverageCanadianGuy May 04 '21

Holy shit I couldn't pay for medical school robbing people all summer...

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u/FrenchFriesOrToast May 04 '21

You should start with a robbery workshop over a weekend, then one summer season and after that medical school

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u/Channel250 May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

No no no. See you go to rob one person, but instead you convince him on how easy and lucrative robbing people is. And how, for just a small percentage of his robberies he can be a robber too and make the big bucks.

Then that guy convinces three other guys to become robbers and all of their revenue is now part of your downstream.

You guys are acting like suckers.

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u/Alphaomega1115 May 04 '21

He does understand, he just doesn't want to so pretends he doesn't.

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u/sevenstaves May 04 '21

He's also more disconnected from the every day man due to his wealth. Rich people tend to surround themselves with people of their own socioeconomic status.

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u/LordDongler May 04 '21

I explained this to my grandmother. "I worked part time at the Levi's factory putting pockets on jeans for $2.50 an hour in 1968, and I put myself through school on that. You just need to work hard, you don't need to make a bunch of money"

Coincidentally, $2.50 in 1968 is $19 today as well. I guess it was more common back in the day to pay people a livable wage.

This conversation came about when I complained that it's difficult to find a job making more than $10-$12/hour unless you have a ton of qualifications and experience

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u/AgentScreech May 04 '21

Did the same thing with my mom. She said she was working part time as a waitress in the late 60's. It was equal to $50k/yr in today's money... Part time.

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u/AverageCanadianGuy May 04 '21

Old people just don't understand this at all. And my family can't understand why I moved my family 5000km away to live in one of the ONLY cities in our country that pays a living wage... Our living wage here is about $14 an hour and minimum wage is $15 an hour but some places did NOT do well. Halifax Nova Scotia has a living wage of $22 an hour with a minimum wage of like $11 an hour haha. 124k a year average income vs them with an average income below 32k...

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u/SappyCedar May 04 '21

cries in coastal British Columbian. Victoria's average house price is now 1.2 million dollars, like what the fuck that is not a good thing. At this rate it feels like eventually it's going to get to the point where the only people who can afford homes are the extremely wealthy, then they'll just buy it all and rent it to the shuffling masses. I was talking to my Dad who only just a few years ago bought a small pre-built condo his 50s and he was saying that in the 80s in Victoria he just kind of assumed he would always be able to eventually but a house here, by the 2000s is when he realized he fucked up.

It doesn't even seem to be a city thing anymore tough, it seems like the same problem is slowly infecting the whole country. We visited my girlfriend's tiny Alberta home town last summer, and the prices there were definitely inflated for how small and uninviting the town is.

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u/bolerobell May 04 '21

And most of that inflation was in the 70s too, so it's not like they didn't see their own wages grow dramatically from like the mid 70s to mid 80s.

Not only are they disconnected from the modern world, they completely forget their own personal wage experiences in favor of embracing the outrage de jour.

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u/CoolFiverIsABabe May 04 '21

They never had to face the type of competition that is present today. The fact that many stories are about how hard they worked with their multiple jobs shows not only how abundant jobs were but that they were even convenient enough to be able to space them apart.

Many full time jobs don't have a set schedule so trying to add another if it were available is difficult. I also had to deal with weird shifts because managers were trying to get under their labor budget by doing things like 7 days in a row with 5-6 hour shifts at completely different times so you didn't quite get your 40.

How could you possibly add another job and give them a reliable availability?

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u/DstroyaX May 04 '21

I don't know if it is still like this, but I worked for Starbucks as a shift supervisor. In the mid 2000s policy changed, and I was expected to provide and commit to 60 hours of availability but was only guaranteed 35 hours of work, while making like 10-11 dollars an hour.

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u/AverageCanadianGuy May 04 '21

Yea and the funniest part is he worked at a grocery store... and raised 3 kids in a nice house with more than one vehicle in the drive...

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u/Lifesagame81 May 04 '21

To be fair, if you get into a mid to high level store supervisor/manager level today, you could probably afford your individual health care premium, renting a 1 bedroom apartment, and have enough money left over to feed yourself and maybe sock away a couple of hundred dollars each month. In 42 years you could spring for a down payment on a home in the suburbs of the suburbs.

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u/AhoyPalloi May 04 '21

Inflation is hard to understand. It's why old out-of-touch management will fight against giving skilled college graduates 50k salaries.

I like to bring up the calculator whenever I'm feeling out-of-touch, and say... oh, that would have been less than $25k when I got out of college.

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u/Gbcue May 04 '21

Federal minimum wage in 1972 was $1.60. Which equals $10.24 today.

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u/AverageCanadianGuy May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

I live in Canada and our minimum wage was $1.90 in 1772. which is $12.28 in todays dollars and higher than the minimum wage in MOST provinces today...

EDIT: I would fix my typo but honestly It's just too funny to change that.

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u/alexisprince May 04 '21

My parents were the same way, and I had them go through a simple exercise with the promise I’d tell them they were right if they could do it. If they could find job postings for the jobs they thought should be able to buy a house, a Zillow listing of a house, and a Zillow listing of a place to rent while building up a down payment.

They couldn’t do it in very many places, but I did concede that certain areas of the country it was possible. They did admit they were wrong on almost every major city, though.

One note is that my parents are both numbers focused people that just hadn’t run the numbers before.

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u/i_am_bartman May 04 '21

You're lucky to have parents that you can reason with. That's a rarity these days.

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u/yech May 04 '21

Hmm, bringing up numbers? Obviously sounds like a personal attack if you ask my parents.

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u/4RJ56NJ5j2oEtcxyVkOo May 04 '21

Everyone knows the numbers are fake news

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u/diabloenfuego May 04 '21

Yeah. My parents get all huffy and refuse to further communicate about economics, politics, civil rights, or religion with me because "when I argue, I have all of these facts and figures and it's frustrating to them because they don't have all of their info ready to defend themselves"...as if they ever did.

If mom and dad knew their bullshit wasn't bullshit, they'd be able to prove it. This is the difference between people who simply choose to believe what they want because it fits their painted version of the world, and those that still live in reality and want to know why things are fucked.

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u/disisathrowaway May 04 '21

"when I argue, I have all of these facts and figures and it's frustrating to them because they don't have all of their info ready to defend themselves"

Dude same. And then you counter with, "Then you're just making up your mind on your gut and not the actual data!" and then they get REAL mad.

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u/SlowRollingBoil May 04 '21

It takes a certain something to be able to admit that what you thought about the world was wrong. It's multifaceted. They have to admit that not only is their world view wrong but they were buying propaganda the whole time. They fucked up along with their generation. They tought you wrong as well. They perpetuated lies. They were selfish. Their grandkids will grow up in the real world they want to deny exists. Etc. Etc.

It's easier to just go back to the internal, fake reality they've constructed.

These people don't want to suffer the trauma of real life.

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u/Iamatworkgoaway May 04 '21

but I did concede that certain areas of the country it was possible.

This right here, NIMBY has choked many areas of the country. I live in a stable smallish under 100k town in the midwest. Employers are bussing in people from a major city because they cant find anybody local. Houses are under 150k for 3-4 bedrooms, and at 50 for a old school starter. Have an international airport 45min away.

My mom lives in an expensive area that used to be reasonable, and wonders why we wouldn't move closer. Im like I don't want to work 60hrs a week to afford half the house, and deal with 4x the people. Sell your over priced house, and live like a king near your grandkids if its that important.

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u/saltlakeshady May 04 '21

Sell your over priced house, and live like a king near your grandkids if its that important.

This is the truth and if she was smart she would do this. I know a couple that sold their house in Seattle for a Mil, then moved here to Texas and bought a house for $200k cash. Sure they make less money here but it doesn't matter very much with all that cash in the bank.

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u/EntrepreneurOk7513 May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

I’m a young boomer. Child is starting out in the same profession I’m in. In the mid 80’s I could afford an apartment near downtown and have money in the bank. Same level of experience and and education, child cannot afford the same apartment. Moving into the suburbs and commuting, they’d be able to afford rent but have $0 for savings. This is not an exaggeration in any way.

Edit— same extremely large, major US city

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u/TurbulentPotatoe May 04 '21

My uncle is an electrical engineer, started in the late 70s. I'm mechanical. He asked me recently about my salary and when I told him he was confused and said "That's what I was making at first job out of school!" All I could add was "Yep"

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u/smishNelson May 04 '21

My parents bought their 3 bed house in 1998 for 80k (UK) and now it's about 350k.

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u/ElevatorPit May 04 '21

Yeah mine too. They were broke ass poor after the war. Dad got a good job made his way to middle mgt and owned a home 2 cars 4 kids each with their own room. Things became so good all they could complain about was taxes. They voted for candidates that felt the same and here we are now. Thanks Mom & Dad!

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u/RepostTony May 04 '21

My family bought houses in our area for 40K. Now all worth over a million. “aT yOur AgE I hAD a HOuSe. JuST haVe to WorK hARD”.

As I slave away for 12 + hour days at work.

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u/_the_chosen_juan_ May 04 '21

Well you turned out to be a drug lawyer so I’m sure you are going well

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u/iamonthatloud May 04 '21

I just don’t understand how they don’t understand. It’s math.

House worth X. Now worth 10 X

Income was X. Now income is 2X

Me: See how things haven’t kept up?

Boomer: yeah but you make $80k a year!! I never made that.

Me: 🤦

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u/jellyjellybeans May 04 '21

I had to explain inflation to my manager in public freaking accounting. Even people who absolutely should know better just refuse.

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u/tertgvufvf May 04 '21

To be fair, I've never met an accountant that didn't call an inflation adjustment to pay a raise, even though it's just keeping you on par. The last couple I've dealt with got really offended when I said anything less than CPI was a pay cut.

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u/Icelegion3000 May 04 '21

Yep. My wife gets "cost of living" increases. Basically keeps pace with inflation. Would be nice to get a meaningful raise after 20 years.

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u/WayneKrane May 04 '21

In one job I went above and beyond, beating all metrics by a mile. At review time they were delighted to give me the highest raise possible. A whopping 3% instead of the normal 2%. I did not go above and beyond after that.

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u/Ok_Opposite4279 May 04 '21

80k is a dream job for many in their 30's......

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u/notabillionaire__yet May 04 '21

I'm curious, did your parents buy a house near their parents, or move away?

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u/Dawnoftime_2 May 04 '21

Typical American lives within 18 miles of their mom.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/12/24/upshot/24up-family.html

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u/captain_ender May 04 '21

I live 18 miles from OP's mom!

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u/hooligan99 May 04 '21

From her geographical center? Or from her border? Big difference

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u/LIEUTENANT__CRUNCH May 04 '21

Fucking slammmmed! (high five)

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u/3-DMan May 04 '21

What the hell that's almost the exact distance to my mom's house

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u/hooligan99 May 04 '21

Typical.

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u/JalepenoGoodGoodGood May 04 '21

Does anyone know what to do?? All I see are people agreeing. Are we all doomed!?

Single Bill Gates, help us!

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u/financecommander May 04 '21

I'm not sure that this is funny.

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u/Zkenny13 May 04 '21

It's sorta a laughing while crying kinda funny.

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u/SpacelyHotPocket May 04 '21

Looks like he got the diabetes too

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u/Outer_Space_Ferret May 04 '21

Obesity is WAY higher today than it was 30 years ago.

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u/postmankad May 04 '21

42.4% of Americans are obese. It’s god damn obscene.

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u/out_of_toilet_paper May 04 '21

Which is the main reason why Covid is a big deal, and they won't even mention it. My wife is a Respiratory Therapist and has now been directly treating Covid patients for over a year. The majority of the really sick ones who end up on ventilators are obese people. Age sometimes plays a role but being overweight is THE most common attribute among covid patients.

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u/TabascohFiascoh May 04 '21

74% of Americans are overweight or obese, with 42% being obese.

Just look around, everyone is pudgy. Even better yet, watch certain youtube videos where people in the 80's and 90's walk around and interview the public. The average person isnt pouring out of their clothes.

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u/Outer_Space_Ferret May 04 '21

Which means that there are more who are in the overweight category as well. Leaving only a small percentage (probably 25% or less) who are at a healthy weight.

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u/sparky662 May 04 '21

The biggest issue here is house prices. Parents bought their first house for £90k 30 years ago, then moved 25 years ago to a £120k house. Now that house is worth over £400k and finding a house round here for sub £200k is difficult without looking for real dumps.

It's even worse if I look at my grandparents in houses worth over £500k, when my grandmothers never worked and my grandfathers just had normal jobs, a policeman and a train driver.

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u/Annales-NF May 04 '21

Where i am they keep building and densifying cities and yet there is still no possibility to own something at a decent price. Its like this everywhere! Europe, North America. I just don't get it.

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u/tyrion85 May 04 '21

don't want to compete in "my place is shittier than yours!" contest, but around here (Eastern Europe "stabilitocracy"), things are especially bad since new housing is mainly built as a part of schemes for laundring dirty money gained through illegal trafficking of drugs, weapons, organs and people. In an extraordinary paradox, most people are getting poorer and poorer, new housing is being built daily, and yet housing prices are skyrocketing and they remain empty

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u/x3nodox May 04 '21

A big problem is housing/real estate as "investment". Drives the process up high enough that it's hard for people who, you know, need a place to live to actually afford anything.

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u/NumberNinethousand May 04 '21

It is my opinion that certain basic goods that are deemed fundamental for a dignified life under current societal standards, like housing, food, water, energy, and means of transportation and communication, should never be subjected to market speculation. Instead, the government should manage them in a way that ensures everyone has sufficient access to them regardless of their financial status.

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u/CluelessChem May 04 '21

Along with housing costs, young people also face rising education and health care costs that are exceeding inflation. It is terrible because in order to get a high paying job, you need a degree, but repaying large student loans will push back important financial goals such as saving for retirement and purchasing a home. And one bad accident could put you into bankruptcy from medical debts. Sadly, the solutions to these problems aren't technically hard and many countries outside the US have found solutions:

Housing costs: build more homes...I mean a LOT more homes of all types
Education: fund public universities
Health care: establish a universal coverage with stronger regulations over pricing

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u/FaceMace87 May 04 '21

In the 70s the average house was roughly 3 times the average salary. If this was true today the average house should cost around £90,000 not over £249,000

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u/madsci954 May 04 '21

As somebody who turns 37 today, I feel called out on this.

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u/whatdidisay- May 04 '21

Same.

Also a ps5. And my gaming pc.

Hmm I'm not really redeeming myself. What's worse is I'm from a military family. 800 years of military legacy... ruined by me going to university instead.

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u/JacksUzi May 04 '21

800 years? Tell us more!

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u/rhythmpatel May 04 '21

Yes please

800 years is fascinating

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u/DoltOfTheCastle May 04 '21

My family is much the same, interestingly enough. My family was low nobility (on my dad’s side) in France, England, and sometimes Germany before moving to the US, so there’s a history of military service there. My family’s name first shows up in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book.

On my mom’s side, there’s been a male serving in the military during every war the US has fought in, even the Spanish-American war! Though unfortunately, my mom’s side of the family wore a grey uniform during the Civil War. And on my dad’s side, there’s been a male serving in every conflict since WWI.

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u/SuperMack99 May 04 '21

Sounds like after 800 years one of you finally figured out a better way, or we finally live in the better world some.of them were fighting for.

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u/Blockofett May 04 '21

You're like an anime protag that just noped out of it lmao

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u/hsunicorn May 04 '21

Don't worry he just has to learn his lesson then he will come back, join the military and save the world from (presumably) giant monsters.

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u/Blockofett May 04 '21

His family is part of an 800 year old Kaiju fighting division and he has to use his dad's mech to save the earth

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u/yunivor May 04 '21

But first he'll have to learn how to pilot his dad's mech with the help of a hot instructor who'll hook up with him later.

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u/naanguard May 04 '21

His brother is his "rival"

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u/groovy_giraffe May 04 '21

How have you traced 800 years of service?

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u/Im_your_real_dad May 04 '21

200 cousins put in 4 years.

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u/Thejadejedi21 May 04 '21

Or forty cousins served a full 20 years each...

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u/360_face_palm May 04 '21

Look at johnny big balls over here with a ps5

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u/ninjacereal May 04 '21

Just play military games on your PS5 to satisfy your family bloodlust without actually killing anybody.

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u/shmeebz May 04 '21

Legacy is just peer pressure from dead people

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u/FrontAd142 May 04 '21

How do you know that? Are you from a famous military family or something? Like kings?

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u/Maco_Balia May 04 '21

dont forget depression

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u/ro_goose May 04 '21

You probably don't own that phone either.

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u/royelshad May 04 '21

An update will probably brick it in a year or two...

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u/ED_the_Bad May 04 '21

Boomer here. Yeah, I know. Had all those things by age 25. It's amazing how much you could do with a high school education and a living wage. I was also in a union. Not a bad thing to have. Really feel for younger people as the system has screwed them over.

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u/zsa004 May 04 '21

Living wage? Union? What’s a pension. Who uses Ancient Greek anymore what is this language. lol

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u/Reverie612 May 04 '21

It’s nice that you recognize these things. My grandmother is from “The Greatest Generation” or whatever someone born in the 30’s is, and she is completely out of touch about what a struggle life is now compared to her experiences owning a home and raising 4 kids in the 50’s-70’s.

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u/Guinness2013 May 04 '21

My grandfather put bags on airplanes and worked at the local hardware store retail. He had a 3/2 in a fantastic school district with a 2 car garage and full basement. My grandma never had a job in her life, and had 5 kids. All of the kids went to college, they had two cars, ate out occasionally, yearly vacations, and a mild casino habit. My grandfather had a pension and social security.

If I had his job today, I would have to live in a different city. My wife and I are both attorneys and we don't own a house, share a car, and have to be pretty careful about how we spend/plan anything extra. It's fucking fascinating to think about how shitty of a deal we have compared to back when.

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u/AtomicKittenz May 04 '21

You got titties at age 37

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u/Didiams May 04 '21

You got nice nips tho

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u/commentsyoudontlike May 04 '21

Dying alone and poor in a few decades is gonna be so much fun. I am very much excite.

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u/BRAND-X12 May 04 '21

Someone is forgetting about the $15k MTG deck

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u/Handleton May 04 '21

I have a house and all it took was my wife's grandparents dying.

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u/friendly-sardonic May 04 '21

I bought my house in 2009, paid $125k. Other similar houses in my neighborhood are selling right around the $300k mark or a little over. This is a starter home. Graduating college during the recession wasn't exactly stellar, but now a starter home is over a quarter million? How the hell? It's going to become the norm for grads to just live at their parents' for X years rent free just to put a chunk down toward a house to avoid having a >$2000 house payment for the next 30 years. Maybe it's just me, but I've never felt comfortable with large loan amounts even though we're fine financially. I like knowing if we get injured or lose our jobs, we're not in crisis mode.

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u/PillowTalk420 May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

All of my possessions combined don't even add up to more than $5000. And that's over-estimating.

I've also had to restart twice. Once when I first moved away and came home to find my parents and siblings sold/stole all my stuff even though they knew I was only going away for 5 fucking months, and again when I got married and my wife got rid of most of my shit.

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u/tehweave May 04 '21

My parents at age 32:

  • Married
  • Toddler
  • Two cars
  • Two careers going nowhere
  • A crappy apartment

Me and my SO at age 32:

  • About to get married
  • No kids
  • Two cars
  • Two careers going nowhere
  • A crappy townhome

We're about the same, minus one toddler.

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u/quattroformaggixfour May 04 '21

Is this funny?

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u/Moist_When_It_Counts May 04 '21

There’s a saying i heard from al old Turkish dude (though it’s probably universal):

”I laugh so i don’t cry”

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u/[deleted] May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

Funny sad is classic Reddit. We are here to laugh at our sadness temporarily while at work and then listen to our echo chamber at 2am as we fail to fall asleep yet another day, reading other comments from funny sad people, we are all just a little bit funny and a bit more sad. But we’re doing the best we can friend.

Edit: I just want to add that we’re all going to be okay, everything will be okay. Keep your head up. I know it’s dark but we will find our way out.

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u/Boner4SCP106 May 04 '21

The poorly drawn fat guy molesting himself is somewhat amusing.

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u/shibbitydibbity May 04 '21

I just feel attacked

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u/Tiredofstupidness May 04 '21

Take it from me, don't be in a rush for the pressure of a mortgage and children.

I lost my 30's to cooking, cleaning bums, not having any personal time or money, and worrying about bills non-stop....crying when my shitbox car had repairs that we couldn't afford.

Yeah. Don't beat yourself up about not being responsible for all of that yet just so that you can say you have a house, a car and kids.

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u/dadathepanda May 04 '21

Also an unhealthy BMI, it seems

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u/gomaith10 May 04 '21

The Dark Knight on Blu-Ray evens it up.

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u/Arcadian1 May 04 '21

Now look up the amount of money you earn and compare it to the minimum wage of 1950 after it's adjusted for inflation.

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u/hgaspar1 May 04 '21

Your parents lived in a time where salary was a lot more relatable to goods purchased. Costs have risen ridiculously but salaries haven't.

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