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Old 06-04-2019, 08:55 PM
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Im probably the poorest GDD member aside from maybe acmoc, I can say the poorest thing I did was a tie between
A) driving my ranger home from work after the brake line failed during lunch break, only using the pedal E-brake to stop the truck... while driving manual. All this to avoid the 100$ to tow it safely to a shop
B) taking a 500$ high interest loan out to put towards a 94 integra that had a mismatched bodykit and primer gray paint job
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:02 PM
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Bitch, I ain't ever done **** like that.

That's not poor, that's just dumb as ****. The side effect is poor.


How hard is it to
a) change a brake line
b)save 500 dollars.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:10 PM
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I’ve done some really dumb stuff over the years. Similar to your car one my alternator was failing cross town and I didnt have money for a tow so I turned off everything radio, headlights, etc and used the e brake to not turn on brake lights. Did I mention it was night time?

ive got more but don’t want to share all the dirty laundry. Definitely some low moments lol
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I once blew all my money at a casino and didn’t have cash for the valet so I gave him a voucher for like $0.75
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:30 PM
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:15 AM
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Gorilla glued my belt back together and kept using it for another couple of months.

I've said to myself "the holes aren't that big" several times when putting on underwear.
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:21 AM
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I used the same backpack from first grade through college. Still have it and used it last week.


Scooby Doo backpacks ftw
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:25 AM
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I used the same backpack from first grade through college. Still have it and used it last week.


Scooby Doo backpacks ftw
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:29 AM
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Yup! Zippers only works in one direction, but it’s still solid otherwise.
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:31 AM
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Yup! Zippers only works in one direction, but it’s still solid otherwise.
It might be because it is still early, but I'm honestly confused how this would work. So you can't unzip it? Or you can only unzip it and not zip it up?
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:39 AM
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I filled a to go cup from Moe's southwest with Moe's salsa. I will do it again.
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:57 AM
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It might be because it is still early, but I'm honestly confused how this would work. So you can't unzip it? Or you can only unzip it and not zip it up?
Probably my poor wording. It's 2 zippers on 1 track, and one of them does this. Gotta keep both zippers on one side for it to work.

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Old 06-05-2019, 03:59 AM
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Probably my poor wording. It's 2 zippers on 1 track, and one of them does this. Gotta keep both zippers on one side for it to work.

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Old 06-05-2019, 04:10 AM
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What I did at the movies for years in college.

-Sneak in the side door when people are leaving their movie.
-Peek in trashcar and find a large popcorn bucket on top (free refills, but stay with me)
-Rip the bucket a few inches on the side
-Go up to the snack place and ask for a free refill, but ask for a new bucket because your little brother accidentally ripped it
-Go see a free movie with free popcorn
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:40 AM
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I bought a rusted out ED6 for parts and drove it 60ish miles even though the trailing arm bushing mounts were completely separated from (what was left of) the unibody.

Technically I could have afforded a trailer but I didn't want to deal with all that, so maybe not poor so much as thoroughly stupid.

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I filled a to go cup from Moe's southwest with Moe's salsa. I will do it again.
You are an inspiration.
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:44 AM
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What I did at the movies for years in college.

-Sneak in the side door when people are leaving their movie.
-Peek in trashcar and find a large popcorn bucket on top (free refills, but stay with me)
-Rip the bucket a few inches on the side
-Go up to the snack place and ask for a free refill, but ask for a new bucket because your little brother accidentally ripped it
-Go see a free movie with free popcorn
Pretty G. I did the sneaking in part in high school (and got caught once, which wasn't fun), but never thought to try for free popcorn!

Mine would probably be stealing silverware from wherever I was eating in college to not buy my own.
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I’ve done some really dumb stuff over the years. Similar to your car one my alternator was failing cross town and I didnt have money for a tow so I turned off everything radio, headlights, etc and used the e brake to not turn on brake lights. Did I mention it was night time?
I did this for a whole week before in an EF driving to work and back...except I still used the brakes. Finally got around to swapping the alternator out the following weekend.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:09 AM
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Pretty G. I did the sneaking in part in high school (and got caught once, which wasn't fun), but never thought to try for free popcorn!

Mine would probably be stealing silverware from wherever I was eating in college to not buy my own.
Did the same w Route 44’s at Sonic. Poke a hole in the cup and apologize for your stupidity and ask for a new cup/refill.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:13 AM
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Picking up old cigarette butts off the ground and out of ash trays so I could smoke.
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Also used to go to Jack in the Box when I was in high school and skateboarded all the time. Used to skate up there and chill inside. No one had money and we were hungry. We invented the “Bottom Row Special”. It’s everything they give out for free on the bottom shelf of the condiment section behind the counter. Croutons, tortilla chip strips, raisins, etc. get a bunch of that stuff and a “free water cup” and BOOM free lunch.

Typing these out, I feel like my younger years were pretty embarrassing
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Picking up old cigarette butts off the ground and out of ash trays so I could smoke.
I worked for an hvac company while in highschool and there was a dude there who used to wait around until everyone was done smoking and would scoop up all the 80% smoked cig butts and put them in a pack to smoke later. Always found that ******* revolting
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Ordering crispies from Long John Silvers for $.15 and get a free cup of water while walking home from school. After school snack for $.15 for the win!
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:05 AM
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Do you guys have the McDonald’s with two lines to order that merge to one to pay/ pickup food?

I found out if you got in line, at the order spot said “oh we changed our minds” then just roll past the pay window saying we wanted tacos instead. Get to food window and take whatever bag they’d give you and drive off. Worked like a charm always.
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