Things you know are stupid but do anyway

majorspark Senior Member
5,459 posts 37 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Mar 27, 2022 11:04 PM

Now with where we live (Tallmadge) and the mix of a 9/80 at work and a work from home 2 days a week policy I drive 35 miles each way 2-3 days a week - much more tolerable.


My daughter lives just north of Stow.  My wife babysits our grandson on tuesdays.  We live in Millersburg she prefers 83 north to Wooster then 585 to 21.  241 to Massillon too many Amish.  Route 8 is a shitshow.

I drink too much beer and have one dip at night.


jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 46 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Mar 27, 2022 11:09 PM

Buy Powerball and Megamillions tickets.


Anyone who understands the math calls the lottery the “stupid people tax” and I truly understand the statistics. 


But something about it and I spend maybe $4-6/week on them. Just buy one auto number 2 or 3 times as week out of the 4 drawings. 


Half the time I forget they are in my wallet for many days after the drawing and just check them when I go to pay for something with cash rather than CC, so that’s why I forget they are in there a lot, hardly pay with cash anymore. 


Never won more than maybe $20 or whatever is around that amount, but still play every week. 


Part of me says “you’re an idiot that can do the math” then the other part of me has my dads comment in my brain “well, someone had to win, may as well be us”

majorspark Senior Member
5,459 posts 37 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Mar 28, 2022 12:08 AM

Never bought a lottery ticket.  I hope jmog is not one of those guys clogging up the line when you just want to pay for shit and get the heck out of there and go home.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 110 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Mar 28, 2022 1:53 AM
posted by Fletch

I chewed tobacco for decades.  I did stop though.

Ditto.  When I finally committed myself to quitting, it was surprsingly easy.

gut Senior Member
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Mon, Mar 28, 2022 1:54 AM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

I smoke 2 cigarettes at night.

That doesn't seem bad, at all.  In moderation, I doubt there's any risk.  And I smoke 2 dozen cigars a year, so not that different.
gut Senior Member
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Mon, Mar 28, 2022 1:56 AM
posted by justincredible

I also drink more than I probably should some nights.

Well, I started smoking weed so I could drink less...
jmog Senior Member
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Mon, Mar 28, 2022 7:56 AM
posted by majorspark

Never bought a lottery ticket.  I hope jmog is not one of those guys clogging up the line when you just want to pay for shit and get the heck out of there and go home.

No, I don’t do the scratchers, just $2 powerball
Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Mon, Mar 28, 2022 8:11 AM
posted by gut
That doesn't seem bad, at all.  In moderation, I doubt there's any risk.  And I smoke 2 dozen cigars a year, so not that different.

That’s what I’m counting on.  It’s stupid, but I depend upon the ritual and look forward to it.  


ts1227 Senior Member
12,351 posts 38 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 29, 2022 5:31 AM
posted by majorspark

My daughter lives just north of Stow.  My wife babysits our grandson on tuesdays.  We live in Millersburg she prefers 83 north to Wooster then 585 to 21.  241 to Massillon too many Amish.  Route 8 is a shitshow.

I drink too much beer and have one dip at night.


That drive sounds awful regardless of route. Wife works at Kent State now, so she gets the short drive since she has to wrestle 4 kids to daycare by herself on the days I’m in office. My drive now is 76 to 14 which is insanely easy


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