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Old 03-03-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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Fabulous idea. No scrap booking allowed though.
No problem!!
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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This woman is ridiculous.

Hey, since I'm not going on my cruise from work, I'll come on the CD cruise. Let's make it somewhere fun like the Carribean.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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No offense to the older ladies, but doesn't a scrap booking cruise seem like something your grandma would do.

This woman is in her early 40's.

Might as well start playing friggin bingo.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Not to be rude you don't need to be worrying about it She is probably living above her means but then again who knows everything about another persons situation
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Not to be rude you don't need to be worrying about it She is probably living above her means but then again who knows everything about another persons situation
You are correct, it really isn't any of my business.


But that's just so boring.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Mrs. Chow has a SIL that spends and spends and spends. This woman has a very modest salary yet she lives large. I do a lot better money wise and she seriously out spends us. I mean she's always taking trips to places has the latest gadgets, cell phones etc etc.

She has raided her 401k plan at work about 3 times that we know of, her husband is on disability and they really don't have much money, yet she's always spending. Then she turns around and tells her husband that he can't buy such and such from the grocery store because they "can't" afford it.

Just found out she's taking a 2nd "scrap booking" cruise. She can do this but her husband can't have one of his favorite foods??

Gall I tell ya.

Does anyone else know or have a family member like this.
OK, Chow, we already know you wanna take an easier, less stressful, paying less job, but you don't have the guts to do it! With 50% buddy discount, that'll be $75. We take CCs.

You remind me of a co-worker of my Mom's. This woman was taking a vacation abroad alone every year even though she was married. People were asking her why she doesn't take her husband with her sometimes and she was saying they couldn't afford that! It never occurred to her they could go (let's say) every other year together.

More seriously speaking, everybody's got different priorities. Some people would live in a studio in order to travel; some will deprive themselves of everything else in order to have an expensive house; some may eat Ramen noodles in order to afford some expensive hobby, etc., etc. cases. All of this is fine while you're on your own. Meshing these different styles leads to catastrophes...

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I call it having champagne tastes on a Budweiser budget
Me, too. I know about those!

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They have scrap-booking cruises????
Never heard of this, either...

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Oooooh, should we have a CD cruise? The trouble we would find
Oh, my! The companies making boxing gloves will make some fat dough! Perhaps the condom factories, too, who knows...
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: 'Shangri-La 'mountains west of Wolf Creek, Oregon
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Let the SIL work her way across on a slow boat to china.................................
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I have a SIL like that. Well, my brother is almost as bad to spend. They are always broke, like not having $ to put gas in the car, and in debt, but they just bought a new camper and big 4-wheel drive truck, they go on vacation every yr. She buys new furniture every couple yrs. I make more $$ than both of them together and I cant afford all that stuff.

Ill never forget one time they were at my house and wanted a soda (I dont buy them) so she went to get them one a few blocks away. She came back with one of those giant fountain diet cokes for herself and handed my brother a 35 cent lots o cola drink from a vending machine.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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For Chowhound: Hey, families would not be families if there were not some folks that spend way too much money, are shopaholics and on top of that are selfish. I have a relative whose excuse for overspending is "I Deserve IT"....since when do you have to justify a haircut, manicure, lunch out with friends as doing it because you DESERVE IT. I get so tired of hearing her use that excuse. Every extra thing she does for herself is some kind of merit badge. Her husband is totally unaware of things like the fact that she put her grown daughter's cell phone under her name and seeing that the daughter is as bad about spending as her Mom is, the cell phone bill has hit record highs like $495.00. She doesn't dare tell her husband about this so she secretly pays on it while her daughter texts her merry way to the bars on weekends, shopping and going to concerts.

Me? I am retired early and spend my free time occasionally shopping with my friend Gloria and our favorite store is BIG LOTS or the DOLLAR STORE...gotta love the prices. I have also just recently discovered this website and love chatting with everyone so this does keep me out of my fav stores too much.

We can't worry about what the family does. They will never do or act the way we think they should and isn't that a good thing?
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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To say she has issues would be to put it mildly.

She sent her college age son down to hit up his grandfather for money for his college tution. The grandfather was laying in the hospital didn't know if he was going to make it, and her son is visiting him just for money. They never see this guy at all, have really no relationship with him and he's on his death bed getting hit up for money for school.

Then next month she takes a friggin cruise. She trying to keep it secret from the rest of the family.

She's got a set I set you.
She's not taking the hubby with her and he punts up with this kind of treatment?
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