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2021-07-30 4:27:38 PM  
Cigarettes. The cool wasn't worth it.
 
2021-07-30 4:28:08 PM  
My ex-wife
 
2021-07-30 4:28:28 PM  
Bad weed that didn't get anybody high.
 
2021-07-30 4:34:48 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: Cigarettes. The cool wasn't worth it.


Cigs
Booze
My 1st wife

/+9000000000000 for your moniker
 
2021-07-30 4:35:05 PM  
I was married, so I'mma just leave it there.
 
2021-07-30 4:37:08 PM  
One of These

It was fun to drive.  People would get these goofy grins when I passed, so I felt like I was spreading happiness.
 
2021-07-30 4:40:12 PM  
Probably a total fark subscription.
 
2021-07-30 4:40:29 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: Cigarettes. The cool wasn't worth it.


Same, still am too like an idiot.
 
2021-07-30 4:43:30 PM  

psilocyberguy: EdwardTellerhands: Cigarettes. The cool wasn't worth it.

Cigs
Booze
My 1st wife

/+9000000000000 for your moniker


Grazie!
Booze was a huge sinkhole of money, time, and opportunites, too. As for the 1st marriage...well, at least I got two adorable humans out of the deal.
 
2021-07-30 4:44:12 PM  

leeto2: One of These

It was fun to drive.  People would get these goofy grins when I passed, so I felt like I was spreading happiness.


Too bad it wasn't an actual car like a Fortwo and not a 3 wheeler.
 
2021-07-30 4:47:00 PM  
college.
 
2021-07-30 4:49:14 PM  

BumpInTheNight: EdwardTellerhands: Cigarettes. The cool wasn't worth it.

Same, still am too like an idiot.


Me too.

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Wish this wasn't true, but it am.
 
2021-07-30 4:54:00 PM  
2nd wife
 
2021-07-30 4:54:29 PM  

whidbey: leeto2: One of These

It was fun to drive.  People would get these goofy grins when I passed, so I felt like I was spreading happiness.

Too bad it wasn't an actual car like a Fortwo and not a 3 wheeler.


Oh it was a total death-trap to boot.  Fiberglass on a steel frame.  Never EVER got the range it was supposed to either...and that's after adding an extra "overdrive" battery.
 
2021-07-30 4:55:36 PM  
Booze. But its not gonna stop me buying more
 
2021-07-30 4:56:24 PM  
Pina Colada flavored FANTA. It was abhorrent to the senses. And I bought two bottles thinking it would be great.
 
2021-07-30 4:56:29 PM  
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2021-07-30 4:57:42 PM  
Actually, booze is a lie. Living alone has been incredibly expensive.  But I don't want to share with anyone that isn't family or a significant other.

I don't consider it entirely a waste, but it's certainly been a lot of money
 
2021-07-30 4:59:48 PM  
Cuba.
 
2021-07-30 4:59:49 PM  
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2021-07-30 5:01:12 PM  
Duke Nukem Forever
 
2021-07-30 5:01:58 PM  
George Jung
 
2021-07-30 5:06:07 PM  
Her
 
2021-07-30 5:08:26 PM  
 
2021-07-30 5:09:24 PM  
Pop-Tarts.

I buy them from the vending machine because I need to satisfy a carb craving but they always taste like bland, pasty regret.
 
2021-07-30 5:16:26 PM  
Has anyone said "your Mom"? Because I seriously can't be the only one who wasted money on that sinkhole.
 
2021-07-30 5:16:58 PM  
One thing was a pricey video enhancer thingie. Back in the VCR days. Editing was my hobby. I never knew how to use the thing.

A timeshare.
 
2021-07-30 5:18:06 PM  
Lending money to a friend.
 
2021-07-30 5:18:10 PM  
500+ music CDs.  Bonus: super anal about protecting them so they would last *forever*.
 
2021-07-30 5:19:53 PM  
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2021-07-30 5:20:42 PM  

Fear the Clam: Lending money to a friend.


Are they still your friend and you hang out?  No?  Then it was money well spent.
 
2021-07-30 5:26:54 PM  
Marriage.
 
2021-07-30 5:28:28 PM  

leeto2: One of These

It was fun to drive.  People would get these goofy grins when I passed, so I felt like I was spreading happiness.


LOL I wonder if any of those are still around or being used. I'm sure the recall didn't get all of them
 
2021-07-30 5:30:59 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Pop-Tarts.

I buy them from the vending machine because I need to satisfy a carb craving but they always taste like bland, pasty regret.


They are really easy to make, and taste so much better

https://www.cookingclassy.com/homemad​e​-pop-tarts/
 
2021-07-30 5:32:57 PM  
Jag X-Type "S". BRG, no chrome.

It was pretty sweet, but it was a tarted-up Contour that worked in the snow, really.  But I had an early loaded Contour "S" that was probably the best that car could be so I was a sucker for the X.  Had gotten a decent promotion and raise but my commute changed for the worse so I figure I wanted to upgrade.

"Free" maintenance & warranty for 48 months was a joke when it came down to it.  Dealer always failed the inspection because of the brakes and said they were "consumables, not covered" and the service dept were kind of jerks to X-typers since they were, you know, Fords and all.  Last straw was when I had the brakes replaced *again* then had to head back home because my dad died, and the f'ing things squealed like the whole axle was being shorn off.  That was not a good month.

Got back, and traded it immediately for a Mustang (it was 2006, so they were still pretty straightforward), and still have that and it's been very good to me (knock on wood).
 
2021-07-30 5:44:12 PM  
vending  machine coffee
 
2021-07-30 5:48:23 PM  
Magic beans.
During a drought.
 
2021-07-30 5:52:51 PM  
The "insurance" on my cell phone.  After paying monthly premiums for years, when I actually need to make a claim, they charged me a deductible that would almost pay for a new phone, and then they sent me a replacement phone that was broken.  Attempts to remedy the situation failed, and I just kept using my old phone.
 
2021-07-30 5:54:16 PM  
When I was in high school I bought an Adam Sandler CD.
 
2021-07-30 5:59:08 PM  

whidbey: Bad weed that didn't get anybody high.


Yep. Bought a dime bag on the Avenue of the Americas that turned out to be oregano. Wasn't even good oregano.
 
2021-07-30 6:08:03 PM  
TFD
 
2021-07-30 6:11:58 PM  
$2.92: a ride on a Revel scooter

Jesus, that's almost as much of an adventure as the night I took a dive down a staircase and knocked out a bunch of teeth. Seriously, if you haven't read TFA, at least check out that scooter story.
 
2021-07-30 6:17:35 PM  

mjjt: leeto2: One of These

It was fun to drive.  People would get these goofy grins when I passed, so I felt like I was spreading happiness.

LOL I wonder if any of those are still around or being used. I'm sure the recall didn't get all of them


I'd be surprised.  The batteries would be long dead, and car-sized sealed lead acid batteries at ~$300/ each get's spendy.
 
2021-07-30 6:24:53 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: 500+ music CDs.  Bonus: super anal about protecting them so they would last *forever*.


Well, as long as you don't go and re-buy those albums, and it's still music you listen to, then it's money well spent.
 
2021-07-30 6:25:32 PM  
A Mercedes ML 350 with 90,000 miles on it.
 
2021-07-30 6:25:55 PM  
A ticket to this movie:

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2021-07-30 6:27:27 PM  
A marriage. But some of the best money I've ever spent was for the very competent lawyer I had for the divorce. That guy was definitely worth every dollar.
 
2021-07-30 6:36:09 PM  
Video game microtransactions. I won't say how much I spent before realizing I had a problem, but I will say cars could've been bought instead.

I don't even play the games I poured all that cash into anymore. Stupid. Microtransactions absolutely do hit the same parts of the brain as gambling and should be outright banned.
 
2021-07-30 6:43:04 PM  

weddingsinger: My ex-wife


Divorce is expensive because it's worth it
 
2021-07-30 6:45:39 PM  
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The worst car I ever owned. It was so bad that after a few years I just abandoned it by the side of the road. Took off the tags and left it.
 
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