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I use the word "ridiculous" when confronted with a ridiculous argument.

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VB, I am pretty sure I understood your point from the get go. I was just adding the alternate perspective, that poor people often face the same dilemma -- because it actually costs them _more_ out of pocket to make an extra trip.

You have been relying rather heavily on the word "ridiculous" when you don't want to consider another viewpoint. So it's hardly a stretch to refer to it as "ridicule".

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I think he's missing the greater point.

This isn't about class warfare, or anyone being better about anyone else. It's economics on the individual level.

If I'm working 60 hours a week it is stupid for me to sacrifice 8 hours to house cleaning and forgo(sp?) the money I make during that time.

I remember what it's like to eat questionable leftovers out of the fridge so the wife and kids can have a good meal. And I *will* live that way again if the circumstances demand it. I subsisted on "boucan bologna" for nearly 5 years, because it was the cheapest deli meat available. I have no fucking idea what it was made of. I probably ate 500 pounds of it.

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maybe he doesn't understand what the gas mileage is on your vehicle..... ;-)

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You can call it ridicule if you like. I call it your complete lack of understanding.

Everyone makes decisions about when to trade their money for their time, vs trading their time for their money. The poorer you are, the more you trade your time for your money. You mow your own lawn, paint your own house etc because it makes economical sense for you to do so.

At the other extreme, it is not a good way for someone who can make $500 an hour consulting to be mowing their lawn instead. This isn't laziness. This is a sensible use of their time. I mow my own lawn anyway because I enjoy the solitude, but it's not because I am trying to save money.

The more you can earn with your time, the more expensive your time is. Thus, the more you "save" by buying time from someone else.

If you really can't understand why we didn't go home for the coupon, then you won't understand anything I'm telling you.

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Ridicule is the last resort of the person losing the argument. Why does someone who makes more money clearly have less time to spend?

There are more poor people with less free time. Sometimes they have to wait for a bus to get somewhere.

Well heeled people not only get to choose how they spend their time, they apparently feel it's their burden to do so.

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"Or one could argue that the more money you make, the less you have to work, so free time becomes even more available. "

You could argue it, and I'm sure instances like that exist, but for the most part, it's a ridiculous argument.

I'm not here all day because I have nothing else to do, you know. If I'm on here, it's usually because I'm working.

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"The more money you make, the more expensive your time becomes, and wasting time becomes worse than wasting money. "

Or one could argue that the more money you make, the less you have to work, so free time becomes even more available. Lots of poor people work 2 or 3 subsistence jobs and come to the same conclusion regarding shopping and travel time.

I got a state of the art bike rack for $50 off Craigslist. Maybe an hour of haggling and travel time.

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Amen, Va..... Or the heart attack, over the few pennies may have saved.

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My point was that sometimes being stingy COSTS you money, especially if it cuts into time where you could otherwise be earning money. It reaches a point where it's working against you. It would have been a "waste" for us to drive home to get the coupon.

We have a cleaning service clean our house every Friday. It costs us $115. They get a job done that would take Mrs VA or I an entire day, costing us far more than $115 in lost wages.

So, I get a clean house, work for my money, and someone else has a job for it. If I did it myself, my cleaning ladies wouldn't have their jobs, the government wouldn't get my tax revenue (from those hours), and I'd have less money.

It's a win all around.

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