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Old 06-23-2012, 07:52 AM   #31
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Serendipity, I couldn't plan to walk out with a (very heavy) desk if I'd wanted to, but I sure wasn't about to go back and pay for it after trying to twice. In reality, I could have walked out with the $25 bottle of vodka and gotten both the desk and rocker for free.

No, I'll never get a car for free! Haha, I really can't do this if I'd planned to do it.

Another time like this, it was the late 70s gas crisis (don't we have them every few years and the gas never seems to go away?). We could only buy gas for our cars three days a week. I had a little sis and a high school friend visiting me in Arlington, and only had so many days off. The first time I had to gas up the old Vega, I sent sis and friend to spend the day in line to gas it up. But when I went to gas it up after they left, after being in line for over an hour, I got there and the attendant (this was before DIY gas stations) was extremely rude to me. I paid him using a $20 bill, and when he handed me the change, it was change for a $50. I started to correct him, but he sneered and walked away. back in those days, that was a lot of money. I just drove away.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:55 AM   #32
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I don't get mad at myself any more. I spent too many unhappy years in the past that when I retired, I agreed with myself to retire from those feelings too. It's been a lot of work, but I'm getting there.
I wish I could stop getting mad at myself. I guess mad isn't the word I should have used, maybe better to say frustrated when I do stupid things, or wind up in situations where I should have known better.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:55 PM   #33
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i stay mad at myself because i can't seem to stay on a healthy diet.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:35 AM   #34
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i stay mad at myself because i can't seem to stay on a healthy diet.
Are you unhealthy? Extremely overweight?
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #35
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Claire- A few years ago I got a $39.50 task chair for my desk & a 2-pkg of correction tape for 99 at Office Depot. I had a coupon for $10 off a $40 purchase so I grabbed the correction tape to put it over $40. I also had a 5% off teacher's discount. When she rang all up the computer read the coupon as $40 off any purchase. I told the clerk about it. She rang it up again with same results. She said she couldn't do anything about it, I just got a good deal. Then she tried to sell me a $10 warranty so I would get my money back if it broke before a year was up. I declined. Spend $10 to get 99 back. Don't think so.
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Love the stories about trying to pay for something and not being able too.

I was mad at myself for allowing my pain to once again get the best of me. I was getting deeply depressed and frustrated with doctors. Today I am starting to feel better. Is the pain gone? No, it never will be....but I gave myself some tough love last night when I couldn't sleep by saying I can either let it get me down or I can use all the tools I have recently learned and gradually do things. I think it is working.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:48 PM   #37
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Are you unhealthy? Extremely overweight?
well i am 74 and with that goes some conditions, i am diabetic. no not extremely, just about thirty pounds. i do well on a diet for about three months then it all goes to hell. i lost 17 pounds here awhile back and probably gained it all back. just very annoyed with myself.
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