We're All Going to Die

scotchandcigar

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Feb 13, 2009
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Have you noticed that you're probably getting less items in the mail lately, or since the economic slow down started?
My daughter refinanced her 5 Sallie Mae student loans that were in my name (parent loans). And when that happens, the new financier pays-off the old loans, but because of daily interest, it results in a slight over-payment. It was a total of $17 for the 5 loans. She received 5 separate envelopes with 5 checks, each for $3 and change.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

UPS SUCKS!
Oct 11, 2008
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My daughter refinanced her 5 Sallie Mae student loans that were in my name (parent loans). And when that happens, the new financier pays-off the old loans, but because of daily interest, it results in a slight over-payment. It was a total of $17 for the 5 loans. She received 5 separate envelopes with 5 checks, each for $3 and change.
I once received a 4 or 5 pages of form letter, and a cheque for $0.17. Some sort of accounting correction as I recall.
 

JHDK

Release Robin's Bra
Oct 11, 2008
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102 added cases in the past 2 days here in Broward. Our total is now 6,799. This shit needs to level off already.
 

geosync

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My daughter refinanced her 5 Sallie Mae student loans that were in my name (parent loans). And when that happens, the new financier pays-off the old loans, but because of daily interest, it results in a slight over-payment. It was a total of $17 for the 5 loans. She received 5 separate envelopes with 5 checks, each for $3 and change.
A waste of paper during tough times. maybe you can use it as toilet paper when things get really scarce.
 

geosync

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I'm remembering back to late January when my sports hero, kobe bryant, died. My grandmother sent me a stack of la times papers. On the 26th it was kobe on the front page, and a corner of the page was about the virus. Page two was the remaining story of the virus in china. I scanned that story and later read it but then the next two weeks were about kobe, seemingly everywhere. That leads right into the first case in California in the first weeks of February. A small part of me thinks that the size of that story dwarfed the virus story for a few weeks.
 

JHDK

Release Robin's Bra
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Wow, Kobe was all the way back in January? I would have guessed it went down in late March.
 

geosync

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This year started sucking on that day, for me. January wasn't that long ago. It feels like with all this crap the year is just plodding forward.
 

HecticArt

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Oct 19, 2008
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The Mrs and I said good riddance to 2019 on new years eve. We mistakenly thought that 2019 was a terrible year and that 2020 would have to be better.

Lesson learned.
Live in the now.
Appreciate what you've got.
Don't jinx it.
 

geosync

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Haha, 2020 is pretty bad by now, but maybe November things will at least feel better. Who's to say after opening markets that there won't be another virus during or after this disaster. Here in Oregon we stopped life early on and have seen many a state overpass us by 2-5 times. It's been rough not working but better than being intubated. I've done that plenty and it's rough.
 
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HecticArt

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If people could manage to keep their heads outta their asses, things would get better.

My confidence in people continues to dwindle.
 

Aaron

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Yeah, the vast majority of shoppers at my local Walmart yesterday were NOT wearing a mask.

And a lot of the illiterate population wasn't paying attention to the one way signs in most of the aisles.