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(Some Guy)   Man's wife says, "No," to a new iPad and he's forced to return it. Apple execs hear about it and send it back with the note, "Apple says yes"   (tuaw.com) divider line 250
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2011-03-22 12:50:58 PM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: A man and a woman arguing over an Apple. What could go wrong?


I lol'd
 
2011-03-22 12:52:36 PM

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: mrtoadswildride: /In car terms....Apple has mastered the art of building a ford pinto, styling it like a ferrari, pricing it like a mercedes, and making you feel like you just bought a Bugatti Super-Sport.

That is one of the better analogies I've seen.

Build $, Style it like $$$$$, Price it $$$, Make you feel like you've bought $$$$$$$$$. It is a good business model, from a shareholder perspective. The build quality on their stuff has always been mediocre though. The enclosure construction is great, and the screens are (usually) good. The high-end laptops tend to have decent components, but once you scale up to the desktops, the components see serious price/quality disconnects.

If I had to use an Apple computer I'd pick a laptop over any of their desktops hands down. Even if there was a substantial loss in computing power. That being said I'd still take a Lenovo, HP, Samsung, or one of the Clevo/Sager laptops before an Apple laptop at this point. For an ultralight the Samsung series 9 is pretty sweet.

Dalar: poot_rootbeer: FlashHarry: that's a funny cartoon. i'm not sure i get it, though. can you explain it?

It's another badly drawn nerd comic. What's there to get?

I'd point out that (1) OS X updates usually cost $129, not $99, and (2) they're not really "updates" in the sense of a bug patch or a Service Pack, but more like a new major release like Vista -> 7, but that would make me a nerd.

Last OS X update was $30. Best price ever for an OS upgrade.

No, $0 is the best price ever for an upgrade. And the last OSX "upgrade" was the equivalent of a service pack.


If 64-bit capability (allowing more RAM), freeing up 11GB on my hard drive, and having programs use the CPU as a secondary processor is just "the equivalent of a service pack", I can't wait to see what an actual OS upgrade looks like.

Butthurt farker sounds butthurt.

/I remember the days when Windows charged for the 98SE upgrade.
//until it was revealed the Second Edition update wouldn't fill a floppy, never mind much of a CD-ROM.
 
2011-03-22 12:53:11 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: LOL. You folks will argue about ANYTHING.


Shut your festering gob, you tit! Your type really makes me sick, you vacuous, coffee-nosed, maloderous, pervert!!!
 
2011-03-22 12:53:39 PM

Jackpot777: I can't wait to see what an actual OS upgrade looks like.


Funny how quickly everyone has forgotten Vista.
 
2011-03-22 12:53:58 PM

I Like Bread: You enjoy your Apple; I'll be sitting over here with my $360 refurbished HP desktop with Foxconn parts.


You enjoy your refurb HP desktop with Foxconn parts. I'll be sitting over here with my Compaq Portable with a 5 1/4" floppy drive and a 10Mb hard disk.

/Who's more hipstah ghetto now, beyotch?
 
2011-03-22 12:54:30 PM

FlashHarry: basemetal: That's a typical dealer....the first one is free.....

bingo.

/apple junkie since 2001.
//i can quit anytime i want. seriously.
///when does the iphone 5 come out?


Harry??

zackstovall.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-03-22 12:55:41 PM
That little note "Apple says yes" could be used as evidence in a RICO suit against Apple.

This is Apple literally attempting to force a product upon a person that doesn't want it. Hello, mafia.

Of course, I don't really think Apple would do this. I helped a friend deal with Apple on a thrice-broken "new" Apple iMac.

For our troubles, I got my friend a 16GB iPod touch
 
2011-03-22 12:56:57 PM

th0th: My wife unfortunately operates on a system of need vs. want. My life isn't sufficiently complex to "need" an iPad/Phone, and I already have enough distractions online at the workplace and home to necessitate the "want" of yet another distraction.

On the bright side, this allows us to free up funds which can be used for groovy things like car repairs, plumbing fixes, landscaping, college fund for the kids, etc.. At some point, much as I hate to sound like an old fart, you have to start cutting back on how many adult toys you really think you need because life throws a lot of "holy shiat, we need to fix that ASAP" stuff at you constantly.


THIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSS!!!

I was stupid several years back and spent a whole bunch of money we didn't have on essentially "toys". My wife, being the wonderful person she is, pointed out how stupid I was being, and forgave me, but I'm still trying to dig out of the hole I dug. We've since become ardently debt-free (aside from what I'm working to pay-off), and soon all will be well. It really is true that for some reason we've got a culture of "toy-buyers", and I was one of them.

/I'll never do anything like that again
//God bless her, she's a patient woman...
 
2011-03-22 12:59:19 PM

Holy Crap: keepitcherry: Holy Crap: Gene Masseth Jr.: Their smugness is through the roof lately.

/Also all the farking moron fanboys who were stupid enough to buy into their bullshiat.

I'm typing this response on my brand new iMac and receiving texts on my iPhone. I bet that just makes your blood boil doesn't it? Find something justifiable to get angry about instead of what brand of electronics I choose to buy with my own money, nerd.

0/10

Seriously, that was pathetic. Next time try saying something about how I'm obviously a minimum wage worker and can't afford Apple's ubercool trendy hip groundbreaking new horseshiat gizmo of the month (which is less functional and costs four times as much as a competitor's product that's been on the market for five years already.)


What's pathetic is how hard you hit the bait within 4 minutes. God I wish I had time to troll this thread today. There are some very eager fish in here.
 
2011-03-22 01:04:49 PM
Wife said no TotalFark.
 
2011-03-22 01:16:26 PM

Nightsweat: I Like Bread: You enjoy your Apple; I'll be sitting over here with my $360 refurbished HP desktop with Foxconn parts.

You enjoy your refurb HP desktop with Foxconn parts. I'll be sitting over here with my Compaq Portable with a 5 1/4" floppy drive and a 10Mb hard disk.

/Who's more hipstah ghetto now, beyotch?


Hard disk? Now there's a luxury. My dual-floppy 8088 GRRRRR BZZZT CLUNK GRRRRR BZZZT CLUNK GRRRRR BZZZT CLUNK in your general direction. With blazing amber graphics.
 
2011-03-22 01:18:12 PM
Someone needs to grab a photo of Steve Jobs looking really pissed off and shop in "APPLE SAYS YES!!".
 
2011-03-22 01:18:56 PM
He should use the refund money to buy himself a pair of balls.
 
2011-03-22 01:20:22 PM
Just another Thug move by the crApple cult to force it's Proprietary garbage on the masses.

The ipad has been the Biggest flop of the last 20 years but Lord Job$ has decreed that evryone Will be a slave, so the Smug fanboys push his overpriced Obsolete garbage onto everyone. crApple is desperate and knows that Droid is the Choice of consumrs and has all but killed their Market share.

Droid is freedom.
Droid is open source.
Droid is the Revolution that will free consumers from the corporate Slavery of crApple and micro$shiat.
 
2011-03-22 01:24:39 PM

I Like Bread: Nightsweat: I Like Bread: You enjoy your Apple; I'll be sitting over here with my $360 refurbished HP desktop with Foxconn parts.

You enjoy your refurb HP desktop with Foxconn parts. I'll be sitting over here with my Compaq Portable with a 5 1/4" floppy drive and a 10Mb hard disk.

/Who's more hipstah ghetto now, beyotch?

Hard disk? Now there's a luxury. My dual-floppy 8088 GRRRRR BZZZT CLUNK GRRRRR BZZZT CLUNK GRRRRR BZZZT CLUNK in your general direction. With blazing amber graphics.


Oh, it is SO on now -

www.mailsend-online.com

That's right - my cassette tape is DOUBLE-SIDED!
 
2011-03-22 01:25:41 PM

Droid_Yes: Just another Thug move by the crApple cult to force it's Proprietary garbage on the masses.

The ipad has been the Biggest flop of the last 20 years but Lord Job$ has decreed that evryone Will be a slave, so the Smug fanboys push his overpriced Obsolete garbage onto everyone. crApple is desperate and knows that Droid is the Choice of consumrs and has all but killed their Market share.

Droid is freedom.
Droid is open source.
Droid is the Revolution that will free consumers from the corporate Slavery of crApple and micro$shiat.


HEY! 23-year old me, get the hell off the Internet and go work out or something.
 
2011-03-22 01:30:38 PM
Well, I thought it was kind of cute.

It's kind of funny that people are complaining about apple literally sent them a free ipad as a joke. Clearly, they are evil incarnate.

Also Droid_Yes is quite a capable troll.
 
2011-03-22 01:32:51 PM

Nightsweat: I Like Bread: Nightsweat: I Like Bread: You enjoy your Apple; I'll be sitting over here with my $360 refurbished HP desktop with Foxconn parts.

You enjoy your refurb HP desktop with Foxconn parts. I'll be sitting over here with my Compaq Portable with a 5 1/4" floppy drive and a 10Mb hard disk.

/Who's more hipstah ghetto now, beyotch?

Hard disk? Now there's a luxury. My dual-floppy 8088 GRRRRR BZZZT CLUNK GRRRRR BZZZT CLUNK GRRRRR BZZZT CLUNK in your general direction. With blazing amber graphics.

Oh, it is SO on now -


That's right - my cassette tape is DOUBLE-SIDED!



3.bp.blogspot.com

Rattles gently at your shenanigans...
 
2011-03-22 01:33:30 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: DROxINxTHExWIND: Blind_Io: DROxINxTHExWIND: LOL. You folks will argue about ANYTHING.

You gotta have a hobby.

This is true. But I'm more amused by the vitriol that can be mustered up in an Apple/ No Apple thread. There's name calling, personal attacks, spittle...

Kind of like your routine in the Politics tab when you try to get the trolls/right winger to start with "you people" stuff.

Uh oooooh. Somebody got their feelings hurt at some point. Yeah, its me in the politics tab who is the problem. Gloss over 150 racist comments and get offended by the person who is responding to them. Makes sense.


O_o I don't believe I've ever conversed with you in a politics tab. Hell I only go in there to troll every now and then out of boredom.

It's still amazing how fast you turn anything into "victim mode" though. Carry on.

Jackpot777: Butthurt farker sounds butthurt.


Old meme is old. Can't be butthurt about something I never paid for.

11GB is a stretch, biggest gain we saw on machines at work was 4. And the "Terabytes of RAM" bump likely doesn't make piss all of a difference to 95% of their userbase. Either way, the majority of the fixes should have just been pushed out as a download update.
 
2011-03-22 01:35:04 PM

AcneVulgaris: Holy Crap: keepitcherry: Holy Crap: Gene Masseth Jr.: Their smugness is through the roof lately.

/Also all the farking moron fanboys who were stupid enough to buy into their bullshiat.

I'm typing this response on my brand new iMac and receiving texts on my iPhone. I bet that just makes your blood boil doesn't it? Find something justifiable to get angry about instead of what brand of electronics I choose to buy with my own money, nerd.

0/10

Seriously, that was pathetic. Next time try saying something about how I'm obviously a minimum wage worker and can't afford Apple's ubercool trendy hip groundbreaking new horseshiat gizmo of the month (which is less functional and costs four times as much as a competitor's product that's been on the market for five years already.)

What's pathetic is how hard you hit the bait within 4 minutes. God I wish I had time to troll this thread today. There are some very eager fish in here.


But you had time to put up that post, so kindly STFU and continue to slob on Jobs's knob you bloody wanker.
 
2011-03-22 01:35:50 PM

Droid_Yes: Droid is the Revolution that will free consumers from the corporate Slavery of crApple and micro$shiat.


Ahh, nothing like an eloquent and well reasoned response to sway the opinions of the reader.
 
2011-03-22 01:36:34 PM

monkeyman3875: Someone needs to grab a photo of Steve Jobs looking really pissed off and shop in "APPLE SAYS YES!!".


Ask and you shall receive:

i675.photobucket.com
 
2011-03-22 01:40:06 PM
Mneh. I don't get the holy war.

I use a Windows PC because it's what I know and am comfortable with, it runs everything I need it to, and contrary to popular belief, it's pretty stable - I can count on one hand the number of times Vista crashed on my last laptop in three years, and I'm liking Win7 on the new one.

I have an iPod Touch because it was a birthday present from hubby a couple years ago. It plays my music, it plays a few silly games to keep me occupied when I'm waiting somewhere, it runs my Blizzard Authenticator, and it keeps my address book and calendar in a lot less space than my old Dayrunner did.

I don't care whose label is on the gadget as long as it serves its purpose. The fanboys/anti-fanboys on both sides are annoying as hell, tho.
 
2011-03-22 01:40:22 PM
Haha... iPad... biggest flop... mmkay.
 
2011-03-22 01:42:54 PM
Why I can absolutely never buy anything out of an Apple store...

i1208.photobucket.com

Seriously... If part of your customer service culture is to be self-absorbed enough to call your representatives "geniuses", you and everyone in your company deserve a cock-punch with brass knuckles!
 
2011-03-22 01:51:30 PM
A man with such a weak backbone doesn't deserve an Ipad. "Wife says no"... How can he even look at himself in the mirror.
 
kab
2011-03-22 01:57:57 PM
This is why pooling all your money (ie, having to ask permission) in a relationship is a really bad idea. Throwing away every last bit of personal freedom for the "relationship" can lead to bad things in the most petty ways imaginable:

Hubby buys gadget.

Wife says no.

Hubby now tweaked, returns gadget.

2 weeks later, wife wants a spa day.

Hubby says no.

viola, a warm bowl of argument with a side of resentment crackers.
 
2011-03-22 02:00:22 PM

Jonny17: A man with such a weak backbone doesn't deserve an Ipad. "Wife says no"... How can he even look at himself in the mirror.


Heh. Hubby and I consult each other before buying any toy that's much over $100. Can't really judge without knowing the rest of the (probably imaginary) situation.

Generally speaking, though, for us 'consulting each other' pretty much comes down to 'Can we afford it?' 'Yeah.' 'Okay, have fun!'
 
2011-03-22 02:01:56 PM

Zombie Hitler: single entendre: BurnShrike: single entendre: My husband and I now have an agreement when it comes to electronics and computer parts. He used to buy new stuff whenever he wanted and would just hoard all of the old parts. I realized one day that he had boxes and boxes of old video cards, computer cases, motherboards, memory sticks, etc. Parts that weren't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but something new and better would be released and he would want it, so he'd buy it. I started to add it up and realized we were wasting tons of money on his hobby. So we've now agreed that if something new comes out and he wants to buy it, he will sell off old parts or build a computer for a friend or do something to reclaim most, if not all, of the money. It isn't a strict rule and if there is something he's been eagerly awaiting, we'll let it slide a bit, but we pretty much stick to the rule that he has to make up any money spent. So now he gets what he wants and I'm not tripping over boxes of hoarded electronics and wasted money when I go into his office.

Well there's his mistake: he lets you go in his office?

Just to bring him his sandwiches.

Are you interested in an affair? I could use a sandwich and a rebuilt PC.


Free use of a joy stick with the rebuilt PC? Just guessing here.


/Disappointed at no "How are you doin'?" directed single entendre's way thus far.


So single entendre, how are you doin'?
 
kab
2011-03-22 02:03:58 PM

Tali: Mneh. I don't get the holy war.


You should visit a PS3 vs. 360 vs. Wii discussion at some point.
 
2011-03-22 02:09:39 PM
I would be willing to bet that Apple would upgrapde me to an iPhone 4 for free if they saw how my 3g has been operating for the past nine months. CHUNKS are missing from the screen. The circuit board is fully exposed! And it still works like a charm. Seriously, built like a tank.
 
2011-03-22 02:12:16 PM

Theaetetus: The Homer Tax: Gene Masseth Jr.: Apple's newfound smugness continues to astound me.

My own little CSB:

Friend of mine went into the Apple store at the mall near here the other day to buy an ipod. He's never had any Apple related....anything. No iphone, no ipod, no ipad, nada.

Of course, as soon as he walks in the store he's accosted by an employee and he tells her "I wanna buy an ipod" and she rattles off something about "for you? for your g/f? is it to upgrade an old one? replace a broken one?" and he says "No. I've never had one." and she says....."Oh....well....we've been waiting for you."


"We've been waiting for you?" The fark? What are you, a cult, Apple? Reading this story, and hearing my friends story, and repeatedly seeing the commercials on TV that say "if you don't have an iphone....well....you don't have an iphone." have just completely turned me off of Apple products. Their smugness is through the roof lately.

I'm having a hard time being outraged with your story about how your freind went into a store to buy something, and a salesperson there sold it to them.

No, no, his point is that some people are irrational and make purchase decisions based on extrinsic qualities. Like how he refuses to buy Apple products because he believes their ads are being personally condescending to him.


Oh come the fark on. We're always told "if you don't like what a company does, don't buy from them." Well, he doesn't like the way Apple advertises (and frankly, neither do I; condescension has NEVER been a good way to make me like you), so he doesn't buy from them...and somehow that makes HIM the unreasonable one?
 
2011-03-22 02:14:15 PM

Meangrumpy: Seriously... If part of your customer service culture is to be self-absorbed enough to call your representatives "geniuses", you and everyone in your company deserve a cock-punch with brass knuckles!


Never dealt with the "Genius bar" at the stores, but the two times I called Apple for support over the last ~5 years, both times the phone was answered by someone in the US who speaks English, and the person who answered the phone was able to solve the problem. Seems that they take training seriously.
 
2011-03-22 02:14:52 PM

kab: Tali: Mneh. I don't get the holy war.

You should visit a PS3 vs. 360 vs. Wii discussion at some point.


Or WoW vs. (insert latest "WoW-killer" here), or Nintendo vs Sega back in the pre-PS days, or or or. It really just smacks of boys finding something stupid to fight about so they can feel superior to the other guy. *shrug*
 
2011-03-22 02:15:05 PM

Mike Chewbacca:
Or maybe when considering spending $800 on a toy you should check with your significant other first?


Why, if you're able to pay for it out of your own money without sacrifices or cutbacks? If you're buried in debt then yeah, I don't blame the SO for being pissed for dropping eight bills on a toy. I've learned to use money and credit to my advantage, I have no debt outside my mortgage and a fantastic credit score, ergo if I want to do something like drop a grand on a new laptop (interest-free financing FTW) I do not have to consult my Great Spousal Overlord for permission to do so.

/used to have incredibly crappy credit thanks to very poor decisions, took me about a decade to get out from under it
//I don't buy what I can't pay off either the next month or within the interest-free zone
 
2011-03-22 02:25:58 PM

kab: viola, a warm bowl of argument with a side of resentment crackers.


Well then, the coont can go find a spa that will send her a coupon for a free stone massage and pedicure.
 
2011-03-22 02:26:19 PM

Tali: Jonny17: A man with such a weak backbone doesn't deserve an Ipad. "Wife says no"... How can he even look at himself in the mirror.

Heh. Hubby and I consult each other before buying any toy that's much over $100. Can't really judge without knowing the rest of the (probably imaginary) situation.

Generally speaking, though, for us 'consulting each other' pretty much comes down to 'Can we afford it?' 'Yeah.' 'Okay, have fun!'


Ah yes, mine were the words of a single man accustomed to throwing his income at useless trinkets and flash toys with gay abandon.

I imagine things might change if I ever get married
 
2011-03-22 02:32:52 PM
Marisyana:
Why, if you're able to pay for it out of your own money without sacrifices or cutbacks? within the interest-free zone

See, it's not your money when you're married. It's both of yours. That's what you sign up for when you get hitched. That's also why in divorces, the wife gets half. HALF!

So the wife does get some say if that $800 is the disposable income both get to share.
 
2011-03-22 02:34:50 PM

Holy Crap: sarah_t_s: We could do that or we could point out how I'm replying to this on a shiny MacBook Pro I take everywhere with me, whilst pricing up a Hackintosh to shove in an old G4 case. I mean the fact I'm going to splunk money on PC parts and deliberately cripple it with OS X is going to piss you off.

And that amuses us. Really it does.

Why, exactly, would it piss me off? I mean, it's your money. If you want to flush it down the toilet, go nuts.

I just think it's pathetic that there are so many people so stupid as to buy into Apple's bullshiat. I guess people with no personality are so desperate to get one that they're willing to buy one from Apple... even if that personality is "consumerist zombie."

/Nobody thinks you're cool because you throw money away on underpowered, deliberately crippled shiat- Apple just tells you that because they know you're stupid enough to believe it.
//I do find it intriguing, in much the same way a train wreck is intriguing, that so many Apple users are so wrapped up in the identity they had to buy from Apple that they tell people they're posting from an Apple device even if the conversation had nothing to do with it.


Your rage... it feeds me.

/Posted from my undead badger.
 
2011-03-22 02:40:15 PM

single entendre: Zombie Hitler: single entendre: BurnShrike: single entendre: My husband and I now have an agreement when it comes to electronics and computer parts. He used to buy new stuff whenever he wanted and would just hoard all of the old parts. I realized one day that he had boxes and boxes of old video cards, computer cases, motherboards, memory sticks, etc. Parts that weren't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but something new and better would be released and he would want it, so he'd buy it. I started to add it up and realized we were wasting tons of money on his hobby. So we've now agreed that if something new comes out and he wants to buy it, he will sell off old parts or build a computer for a friend or do something to reclaim most, if not all, of the money. It isn't a strict rule and if there is something he's been eagerly awaiting, we'll let it slide a bit, but we pretty much stick to the rule that he has to make up any money spent. So now he gets what he wants and I'm not tripping over boxes of hoarded electronics and wasted money when I go into his office.

Well there's his mistake: he lets you go in his office?

Just to bring him his sandwiches.

Are you interested in an affair? I could use a sandwich and a rebuilt PC.

And exactly what would I get out of that deal?


Poland?
 
2011-03-22 02:40:30 PM

NightOwl2255: splunk


SPLUNK!
 
2011-03-22 02:45:01 PM
Obviously, we don't know if the wife had financial reasons for making the pussy send back his iPad, or if she had been brainwashed by the endless anti-Apple propaganda that spews from ignorant douches and paid shills.

Apple's solution is simple and elegant. As usual.
 
2011-03-22 02:48:32 PM

Snort:
So single entendre, how are you doin'?


I'm doing just swell. Thanks for asking.
 
2011-03-22 02:50:16 PM
Not a bookmark for the debate.

/glad Monty python's argument sketch made it
 
2011-03-22 03:07:25 PM

brianbankerus: Un-sourced, unconfirmed, and of course, totally and completely true.


^

this ... apple isn't known for giving. They're known for things such as, oh that regular old 200 dollar hard drive isn't anything without the apple sticker; naow 500 dollars! Basically they are the epitome of the "wedding" cake syndrome (new window).
 
2011-03-22 03:08:24 PM

PDX Ghost Hunter: Makes sense that a total pussy would need a pad.


It's like they say... Xoom tablets for Android guys, iPads for Apple guys. :)
 
2011-03-22 03:12:15 PM

haterade69: th0th: My buddy up the street runs our gaming group, and hates the iPad. He's giving it to his wife so he can get the Android pad when it comes out, because it will supposedly support more PC-related aspects (what he really wants is something that emulates Windows XP so he can run games and other PC apps on it).

Why doesn't he just get a Windows Tablet, rather than a tablet that's running an emulator, on top of a virtual machine, on top of an OS?


I honestly don't know why, I think it's the simple slick aspects of being a cool new tablet. We have one Mormon in our gaming group who is the real Luddite, as he's still running a six-year old laptop (complete with Ronald Reagan Windows sounds--don't get me started), I'm the next last to come to grips with new tech, my neighbor is third, but he has the added advantage that his wife is a pro-techie, and she inherits whatever gadgets he outgrows. My wife has no such desire. She has her cute little pink cell phone that plays music and stores her calendar, and she's perfectly fine with that.

I would also add per greatmoose's comment that living a bit beyond our means (house with huge mortgage + value that fell after the market dropped + taxes increase) didn't help. Cutting up all our credit cards made a huge difference in the need vs. want issues as well.
 
2011-03-22 03:14:12 PM

divx88: this ... apple isn't known for giving. They're known for things such as, oh that regular old 200 dollar hard drive isn't anything without the apple sticker; naow 500 dollars! Basically they are the epitome of the "wedding" cake syndrome (new window).


Hm, so when they dropped the price on the iPhone, and sent $100 store credits to people who had bought at the original price, that somehow escaped your attention? Or, do you know about it and see it as an asshole move somehow?

/damn those Apple people, sending me $100 store credit because they dropped the price, many months after I agreed to the full price! Damn them, I say!
 
2011-03-22 03:17:14 PM

swaxhog: Marisyana:
Why, if you're able to pay for it out of your own money without sacrifices or cutbacks? within the interest-free zone

See, it's not your money when you're married. It's both of yours. That's what you sign up for when you get hitched. That's also why in divorces, the wife gets half. HALF!

So the wife does get some say if that $800 is the disposable income both get to share.


This is what I never understood. If I make 80K and she makes 20K, shouldn't I have the right to control 80% of the disposable income? If I do 75% of the childcare, and she works 60 hour weeks for her 20K (trust me, it does happen), can I still argue in a divorce that she really only deserves about 25% of the support costs since dad was picking up all the bills AND doing most of the home/childcare? I never understood how this metric worked out, as I've never gone through divorce proceedings.

The way you hear most CSBs is that the dad works a 60 hour week, makes 100K a year, does all the childcare, but his lazy, crackhead wife gets 50% of his earnings and full custody in the divorce proceedings, keeps the house his income paid for and he's stuck living in a 1 room studio eating tomato soup and grilled cheese for 10 years. It does not computer.
 
2011-03-22 03:21:04 PM

single entendre: My husband and I now have an agreement when it comes to electronics and computer parts. He used to buy new stuff whenever he wanted and would just hoard all of the old parts. I realized one day that he had boxes and boxes of old video cards, computer cases, motherboards, memory sticks, etc. Parts that weren't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but something new and better would be released and he would want it, so he'd buy it. I started to add it up and realized we were wasting tons of money on his hobby. So we've now agreed that if something new comes out and he wants to buy it, he will sell off old parts or build a computer for a friend or do something to reclaim most, if not all, of the money. It isn't a strict rule and if there is something he's been eagerly awaiting, we'll let it slide a bit, but we pretty much stick to the rule that he has to make up any money spent. So now he gets what he wants and I'm not tripping over boxes of hoarded electronics and wasted money when I go into his office.


Does the same go for you with shoes?
 
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