I hate hearing people say, "oh, he bought a Corvette because he's balding and needs to feel younger." No. No no no no NO. As someone who's never earned much money because I made the spectacular decision to do what I love rather than what was lucrative, I'm finally in a position in my late 30s where I can actually save up to buy my dream car.
I get it if cars aren't important to you. I get it if you dislike the impact they have on the environment. I get it if you think sports cars are too expensive and a hassle. I get it if you see a forty something guy in a BMW M3 and assume he's compensating for something. But realize that automotive enthusiasm is a huge part of life for a lot of people, and can often be the biggest connection they have to family members or friends.
As a car enthusiast, I look forward to increased electrification for a lower carbon footprint (and ridiculous torque for better acceleration). I accept that my budget will have to increase for a cool exotic car and decr... keep reading on reddit ➡
The internet is fucked up dude and I mean really fucked up. Not to mention half their childhood is not even gonna be memorable because it's just gonna be in front of a screen.
Me and my girlfriend of 3 years were out for a dinner in a restaurant (outdoor setting). We were having a pretty good night, the conversation was fun.
We both ordered chicken breasts. She always makes fun of me that I ask for ketchup because she "doesn't like eating chicken breasts with ketchup".
After we start eating she takes her fork with meat and puts it on my plate in ketchup. I didn't mind the first time, kinda cute.
Then it happened again, I politely say, please put ketchup on your plate. She ignores me, and does it again.
I say again "please put ketchup on your plate". She ignores me again.
I stop saying anything and she kept doing the same for 4-5 times.
On the 6-7th time, I was just about to put my fork on the ketchup, and she hurries and does it just a split second before me.
I snaped and said "oh my FUCKING god" and grabbed the ketchup (which was in front of her) and put some on her plate. And put some more in mine. Then I said "THERE, start eating on your plate... keep reading on reddit ➡
Please don't ban me.
Hi. This may sound weird to people not in the middle east,So I'll explain. Video games are a huge part of the middle east, we have a LOT of gamers, but most of them play Playstation and Xbox games, I've seen a very few amount of people who actually play Nintendo games. The most succes Nintendo had in the Middle East are probably Mario Maker (1 & 2) and the newly released Animal Crossing New Horizons, but it's not the gamers' fault, there hasn't been ANY offical Nintendo office in an Arabic country, 22 COUNTRIES and over 428,000,000 PEOPLE!! Now how will that make Nintendo more successful??
1.Arabic is the 5th most spoken language in the world, so I think you now know how BIG of a language it is. So if any person who speaks arabic wouldn't buy a switch or any Nintendo game because it's a language he/she (probably) doesn't understand, but If it was in arabic it would be more appealing to him/her because it's a language they obviously understand. Why does Sony's PlayStation 4 hold 75... keep reading on reddit ➡
One thing I’ve notice in my years in investing is how agnostic the average person is about directly investing their own money into the market. It seems clear as we go on in our society those without clear long term strategies fall farther behind.
Economic security takes time, or it has for myself but many land mines lay ahead for any wanting to achieve long term wealth.
Pensions are a long thing of the past, 401k’s under perform (I still have one), financial advisors want too much of the pie, cost of goods are constantly rising.
The one bright spot is that a lot of information is now available online and zero commission trades. This is absolutely awesome and with those tools anyone can achieve their desired wealth and dreams. My opinion anyway.
Investing directly in the stock seems to be the only path I’ve discovered to achieve long term financial success.
What are your opinions, thoughts, and hopes when investing directly into the market for the long term?
At 10am I get a call saying "HMRC has registered a criminal case against you. Press 1 to be connected"
I spoke to the person who told asked me my name, whether I'm a citizen, how long I've lived in the UK. I gave her that info.
Then she said there's a criminal case registered against me and asked if I have a criminal lawyer to represent me. I told her no. She followed up with "confirm a few details and I'll give you the details of the case. What's your address?"
That's when I got the creeps and told her I'd call her back.
She asked why.
I said it felt like a scam and asked for her name. This person with an obviously Indian accent said "Susan Whites". I told her I'd find the number from the HMRC website and call her back.
She shouted, and I quote
> WHY ARE YOU NOT GIVING ME INFORMATION? > ARE YOU A CRIMINAL?! > WHY ARE YOU ACTING LIKE A CRIMINAL??
She threatened me with an arrest warrant and said policemen would be coming over imminently to arrest me if I hung up the p... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: okay I probably shouldn't make a post and then go right to sleep. So here's the deal, yes I understand the textbook definition of the classes has a lot more than 3, there's actually 9 classes lower-lower, lower-middle, lower-upper, middle-lower and so on. I'm also fully aware I'm a long impossible way from middle-middle-class. That's not really my point. The point however is that the media only portrays us as having 3 classes and does everything it can to make it appear we "the working class" as many have called it, is anywhere remotely close to the upper 3 classes.
For those of you that think because I have a job I'm just as far from knowing what it's like to be poor as I am in knowing what it's like to be rich you know nothing. I've been on welfare, I've tasted the hell that is powered milk, I've been without a paycheck. I know what it's like to heat your house with your fucking electric stove because your gas got turned off because you couldn't afford to pay t... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Some context, I was raped 9 months ago. The quarantine was honestly a blessing because I didn’t have to have an excuse to isolate and hide myself from the world. My close friends know it happened and I reported it to the police but I have no hopes of it going anywhere.
So about a month ago my close friend (D) and I decided to hang out with her boyfriend and one of our other friends (B). Social distancing and mask were involved. I’ve always liked B and he’s always been flirty but it was nothing more than that. Anyway after that hang out we started texting more often and being flirty and he told me he liked me. I was beyond happy to hear this because I’ve had a small crush on him for awhile.
Last night the four of us hang out again, he was very touchy feely (he knows I was sexually assaulted) and drinks were consumed (mostly wine and beer) and weed was smoked. I was fine, I was a little tipsy and crossed but I was fully aware of what was happening. B and I started making out in his c... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: REDDIT: my mom(who I told this story) is 100% going to find my Reddit now.... pleeeease no creepy shit, this is NOT SEXY ITS GROSS. >.< apparently I am a sweet summer child and did not think this post through*
I(32f)got lost in my favorite hiking park (it’s huge). I thought I was deep in the woods. I was pulling my two toddlers behind me in one of those cart things you can hitch to the back of a bike for kids to ride in. I rigged it like a stroller but it got too hard to push... so I used the wrist strap and tied it to my back belt loop. Had just climbed a huge hill 3x going back and forth (lost). I had tracked through a swamp and was covered in mud. Again, I thought I was deep in the park and hadn’t seen another person all day.
So .....boob sweat is a thing. I ditched my bra and was wearing a loose tank with buttons all the way down the front. I undid them all. Was at a level of “fuck it we are all going to die here”. GPS was not working.
And then ....I stumbled into... keep reading on reddit ➡
Okay so, as I'm sure other sports fans have noticed, the NCAA has suspended all fall championships outside of division 1 and the Big Ten has officially opted out of the 2020 fall sports season. Basically universities are recognizing that travel and the inevitable proximity to one another is unsafe and unpredictable. So, to protect athletes that make them millions, they are preventing competition. This is completely reasonable and is best practice for navigating the dangers to the health of student-athletes.
However, they seem to take no issue with bringing in students from all across the country, and in some cases different countries, to live in highly close proximity on campus and go to massive lecture halls. Why? As some economists have noted, many universities without huge endowments may go bankrupt without tuition and room and board expenses being maintained by students. So, they value their profit generators (student-athletes) and want to protect them, but health and safe... keep reading on reddit ➡
I had recently started reading more due to COVID lockdowns, so I decided that I would pick up Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I have never read a book before that has made me cry or shed a tear, movies? Yes. TV shows? Yes. Never a book however.
My father had passed away due to heart complications a few months ago, and I have been trying to distract myself (I know that might not be the best way to go about it but I honestly don't know what I should do). Anyways, in the book when Billy was working on the second letter, he mentioned how Tralfamadorians look at time a certain way and that it was comparable to how us humans look at a mountain range. The quote goes:
>"The Tralfamadorians can look at all different moments just the way we look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance. They can see how permanent all the moments are, and they can look at any moment that interests them. It is an illusion we have here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads o... keep reading on reddit ➡
Maybe simply dysfunction seems to be a more common thing among American families of the last generation or 2. What do you think? Do you relate to either the Simpsons or Bundys? Is there a tv family that more closely resembles your family upbringing?