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College Degrees Are Sometimes Bullshit

I’m going off the reservation again.  This is all stream of consciousness, so, I’m apologizing up front.

The other half and I got into a discussion the other day about college degrees.  My contention was that college is not for everyone, and for many people it will just be a waste of time.  He thought that I was being disingenuous because I hold two degrees and fully expect my younger sister to attend college, yet I deigned to say that everyone shouldn’t attend college.  We won’t see eye-to-eye on this subject but, I thought that it was a good idea to flesh out this thought online. […]

Stop Paying So Much For Quality

Stop Paying So Much For Quality

I’m currently typing this post on the cheapest laptop I could find back in 2009. It was $449, and came with decent specs, the only thing I really sacrificed is my screen is only 14 inches, while the standard screen is 15 or 17 inches. It’s a good machine, it’s served me well over the years, even after I’ve filled it up all all sorts of junk and pictures of scantily clad ladies. Sorry about that, old girl.

Let’s take a look at what it would cost for me to replace this current laptop, since I’ll probably feel forced to do it at some point next year. I live up in cold, cold, Canada (so cold) so laptops are a little pricier up here. I just took 5 minutes and looked online, and I found a Lenovo laptop for $370. Future Shop (one of Canada’s leading electronics chains) will even ship it to me for free. That’s a decent price. […]

You're Getting Government Subsidies & Entitlements Too

You’re Getting Government Subsidies & Entitlements Too

Hey, you there.  The one who said that about 47% of the country,  “are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.  That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them.” I’m talking to you and others like you who look down your noses at poor people thinking that they they are just lazy moochers sucking at the government teat like a new born baby.

I’m the first to point anyone who is ready to defraud America’s social welfare systems when they should not be on a particular program.  And I’ve put my money where my mouth is, turning away potential renters who were defrauding the system into having their rent paid.  But I’ve seen people literally resort to stealing food because they were hungry and did not qualify for the safety nets that exist for some.  For everyone who has ever irresponsibly had children knowing that they couldn’t afford them, I’ve also seen people who never thought that they would need governmental assistance have to depend on those programs because they have lost their jobs.  I know poverty very well, because I’ve lived it and I never, ever expected the government to support me. In fact, I pay a higher tax rate than you do. […]

Bank of America representative

F*ck You, Bank of America

As you guessed from the title, this will be a not so safe for work article. You might want to bookmark it and come back later when your boss is away so that you can shake your head in disbelief.

I have the occasional rant. I mean, who doesn’t right? But I’ve been holding off on this one for MONTHS to actually give Bank of America the chance to make things right. I’m just at a point where I can’t take this shit anymore so I have to share it with you.  It all started with a mortgage. […]

Last of the Un married Mohicans

Last of the Unmarried Mohicans

Danger: This is a rant.

An interesting thing has been happening in my office over the last few years. Everyone has been getting married slowly but surely. The last two weddings will take place within the next 3 weeks and after that, the entire office will be married. Well, the entire office except me, two gay coworkers and another coworker somewhere in her late 40’s or early 50’s will be married, and for some reason, people feel the need to point this out to me. […]

Dear Direct Student Loan Servicing, I Hate You

Dear Direct Student Loan Servicing, I Hate You

I hate you,  Federal Direct (Student) Loan Servicing company.  I hate you with the fire of an acid reflux sufferer that has just had Indian food without Beano, a bottle of Pepcid and a roll of TUMS.  I hate the scripts that your customer service people use and their sometimes snarky attitudes, and this is coming from a New Yorker.  I hate that your calling tree makes me punch in three different sets of numbers which I then I have to re-verify with the live customer service drone that I know is only following a dumb-ass script that you give them.  I hate your archaic payment options.  Who the heck owns a check book anymore?!!!  I haven’t had once since 1999 when I was 21. […]