This is my first official thread to start in the BBQ. I feel like a such a virgin.
Here is my rant for your edifiction:
One of my dipwad neighbors ( the nicest and funniest of the lot of dipwads) are expecting #2 child. It was sorta planned. They wanted to start this summer and found out before Xmas they were in the family way.
They can’t save a frickin’ dime. They buy everything and are very lazy and into all the collectable shit that I can’t beleive people purchase. (They also have a golf cart to get them to and fro around their 2.5 acres. I’m pretty sure that their nearly 2 year old daughter’s feet have never touched the ground outside ever.) They like to entertain and go out.(They do have great parties. and spend more on the Shrimp than I do on all my party food & decorations, but I digress.)
They asked us how did we manage without my income and was it hard to get by. To be honest, I/we must have just pisssssed away my income because we have the same amount of money in the bank ( somewhere above the red line) and what we don’t do anymore ( going weekly to dinner & movies, cd purchases, traveling) is no longer a priority, or to be honest, all that appealing. ( Ok, the traveling is very appealing, just not with toddlers.) We make every purchase count now. It’s amazing just how satisfying buying something that you will use and use it alot is than to buy something because you will use it maybe once.
Anyways, she wants to quit her job and stay home with the kids because she never sees child number one. ( This little girl is at day care at 630ish in the AM, picked up at 400p, takes a nap until 530ish and goes to bed at 8pm.) Unfucking beleiveable. ( although, this is the only child in daycare that I’ve witnessed that isn’t out of control or needing duct tape therapy.) The fact that she is a good girl has little to do with her parents, it is all the day care lady’s doing. The parents are good parents in that area, but they compensate the lack of being there by buying shit for this kid. That is another rant in itself.
What are these two spendthrift dipwad parents going to do to supplement their income: Amway and the Pampered Chef. Give ME STRENGTH! (I’ve already given a headsup to my sister in law - a neighbor - so she can make her apologies for not attending these debacles of suburbia.)
I don’t do these parties ( the ones I have attended I end up being the smartass in the corner making the hostess very uncomfortable and thus, I’m never invited back.) There isn’t one thing at these “affairs” I need and cannot find in a real store cheaper. I have said this to the hostesses face in front of people and I do not consider these people friends for trying to take advantage of me by guilting me into something.
The best quote I’ve heard about the lot of these things is from my brother in law: " Why not just ask your friends to give you $30, that’s really what you are going for and it spares them the hassle of being guilted into something they really don’t need."
Do people actually think they can supplement a $40,000 a year income loss by selling potato peelers and laundry balls?
Hubby and I are giving them one more year in their house before they move, which is sad, because I will miss mocking them as they go by in their golf cart.
So, Gentle Readers, am I right on target or completely off base with my rant?