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originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: seeker1963
Hey man chill I wasn't directing that at you
And I don't think it's common sense she just needs to learn about prioritising her finances, I'm sure we've all been there though at some point where we screwed up with our finances.
Just tell her next time she'll have to use those shoes to run to work, usually a semi serious joke can get the message across
a reply to: Caver78
To be honest you could kind of get an idea of her situation from his reaction "you just bought some nifty tennis shoes and now you're broke and want to borrow $20? wtf?" I'm sure if she was in some kind of desperation his reaction would not have been like this.
originally posted by: Night Star
Years ago, I walked about 25 minutes to get to a job, stood and walked for 8 hours at the job and walked for 25 minutes to get back home from that job. Never in my life had I paid anywhere near 80 bucks for sneakers and some were like walking on clouds they were so comfortable. There is a difference between paying for a brand name and paying for quality. You can find quality at much lower prices. Just my opinion. I would teach the girl how to budget and also how to shop.
And...priorities. If she blows 80 bucks for a pair of sneakers and has no money for gas to get to her job, how wise is that? No gas to get to her job means no job which means no money for food or rent or anything else.
originally posted by: seeker1963
originally posted by: TinkerHaus
I'd bet money she "feels the Bern!"
People today drive me nuts. I say this like she's a whole lot younger than I am but she's not..
SHE DOES!!!! roflmao
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: seeker1963
I buy a new pair of shoes every 3-5 years until I wear out the old ones. I like a multi-purpose hiking shoe so I can do almost anything in them. They look a little dressy and are comfortable for walking. When I received a gift certificate to Amazon.com three years ago I got a hiking sandal that I still use during the summer months as a 'splurge' item.
I don't understand why you need more than one or two pairs of shoes. I sure wouldn't get a pair of tennis shoes if I was having trouble getting to work because of no gas.
Do I understand the woman's mentality? I don't, sorry.