Oops! There was an issue in our formatting on last Friday’s EC. In case you were confused, the BBQ Ribs recipe calls for 5 1/2 lbs of ribs, not 1/2 lbs as previously stated. Also “1/4 cup grated Parmesan” fell out of the list of ingredients for the baked beans. Thanks, and sorry for any confusion!
I wish I had a quarter for every stupid purchase I’ve made in my life. I’d have some major coinage going on.
My financial faux pas have been remarkable in both quantity and quality. I’ve made some real doozies.
Take the above-ground swimming pool. The “a la carte” price was bad enough. Then, adding everything required, but not included, took it past barely reasonable to absolutely ridiculous.
First, there was the heater and filter. Then a cover, chemicals and test kit. Of course we needed search and rescue equipment (this was one monstrosity of a pool) and a few necessary pool toys. Oh, and let’s not forget the cost of eventually getting rid of the albatross. Let me put it this way: There is not a lively secondary market for this kind of thing. Read more