Search found 912 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: [Eating] Fish

Greetings: There were many years when the Munchkin Man never ate fish. The Munchkin Man didn't like fish. The Munchkin Man has since learned to like fish. The Munchkin Man now eats some type of fish every week. The Munchkin Man enjoys a can of the 365 brand Wild Alaskan Red Sockeye Salmon for lunch ...
by Munchkin Man
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:18 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Eating] Fish
Replies: 113
Views: 9700

Re: USAA disappoints!

Greetings: The Munchkin Man has had USAA car insurance ever since the Munchkin Man first started driving a car. The Munchkin Man receives a USAA car insurance bill every six months. The Munchkin Man pays it in full. The Munchkin Man received the latest six-month USAA car insurance bill last week. Th...
by Munchkin Man
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:33 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USAA disappoints!
Replies: 67
Views: 5646

Re: Tipping

Greetings To All: The following occurred one night several years ago. The Munchkin Man was eating at the Munchkin Man's favorite restaurant and bar. The Munchkin Man ate dinner at the bar and enjoyed a couple of martinis as well. The Munchkin Man overheard a conversation behind the bar that informed...
by Munchkin Man
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 101
Views: 5953

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

The Munchkin Man loves to accumulate as many coins as possible in change. The Munchkin Man likes to stash them all into a large empty vitamin jar at home until it gets full. The Munchkin Man's jar got full this morning. The Munchkin Man took it to the coin exchange machine at the Munchkin Man's loc...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

My credit union has a coin counting machine in the lobby with no fee. You dump your coins and it prints a receipt you take to the teller for cash or to deposit into an account. Not sure if it's open to the public or restricted to members. Either way, it's another nice perk of a credit union. Greeti...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: Tipping

Greetings To All: The Munchkin Man likes to tip generously whenever the Munchkin Man can afford to do so. The Munchkin Man usually tips the Munchkin Man's personal hair stylist $7 for a $28 haircut. The Munchkin Man usually tips a waiter or waitress at a restaurant an amount ranging from 20% to 25% ...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 101
Views: 5953

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

Greetings To All: The Munchkin Man has just thought of something else to add to this discussion. Sometimes, when the Munchkin Man is in the checkout line at the grocery store, the cashier will ask the Munchkin Man the following question: "Would you like to donate your change to ________________...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

Greetings Munchkin Man! I like receiving change for a few reasons. 1) I don't mind having some coins in my pocket, I like hearing the jingle. 2) If you've ever ridden the NYC subway system, occasionally you will encounter the following "Attention ladies and gentlemen, my name is..." that ...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

Munchkin Man, Have you thought about using the coin machines to get gift cards? I know that the coinstar machine at my local grocery store lets you get eCertificates for the full price you deposit. Sometimes, they even give you an additional bonus (cash in $40, get $10 bonus). They have eCertificat...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

Greetings To All: The Munchkin Man has just returned home from a shopping trip to Trader Joe's. The Munchkin Man had predicted the cost of today's purchase from Trader Joe's to be close to but less than $40. The Munchkin Man was prepared. The Munchkin Man assembled twenty-five one-dollar bills and h...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

ARRRGGGHHH!!! What horrible advice is being doled out by my beloved minions to this most entertaining of all BHes! The MunchkinMan should NOT use a credit card for his small transactions! DoWahDaddy reconciles his receipts to his credit card statements every month. ShBoomFather buys little things w...
by Munchkin Man
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

The Munchkin Man is creeping me out too. Use a credit card,for heaven sakes, and get cash back. Greetings frugaltype: The Munchkin Man would like to thank your for your comments above. One of the Munchkin Man's problems is that the Munchkin Man has a tendency to get stuck in the "old way"...
by Munchkin Man
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

Using a credit card will keep your wallet less "fat". Greetings chaz: The Munchkin Man would like to thank you for your comment. The Munchkin Man does carry a credit card in the Munchkin Man's wallet. The Munchkin Man also likes to carry some cash in the Munchkin Man's wallet as well. The...
by Munchkin Man
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

MunchkinMan - Have you considered carrying $2 bills? I had lunch with a friend yesterday and he had several in his wallet. I made a comment and he explained that he got them in a stack of $500 from the bank. Using $2 bills will lighten your wallet load by 50%. Plus there is the uniqueness factor, w...
by Munchkin Man
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

If you like coins, just ask to exchange the one dollar bill for four quarters. Problem solved. Greetings sis239: The Munchkin Man would like to thank you for your excellent and very simple suggestion. Why didn't the Munchkin Man think of this before? Perhaps, the Munchkin Man felt it would be awkwa...
by Munchkin Man
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

It's now over 4 hrs since the orig post. Where is the Munchkin Man? Greetings chaz: The Munchkin Man would like to thank you for your question. The Munchkin Man has now returned. Please accept the Munchkin Man's apologies for the Munchkin Man's long delay in returning to this topic thread. The Munc...
by Munchkin Man
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

One doesn't have to worry about change if one uses a credit card for everything. I even use a credit card with a vending machine at work for drinks less than 75 cents. My credit card statement is a great way to track all spending for the month, too. Greetings livesoft: The Munchkin Man would like t...
by Munchkin Man
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

It's great to hear from the Munchkin Man again. Getting change is one of my pet peeves. The peeve is that many of today's youngsters(and I use the term liberally) at the cash registers are clueless about making change beyond what the cash register tells them. If you overpay them to generate few coi...
by Munchkin Man
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

I am one of the few who have adopted the dollar coins. I get a couple of rolls from the bank every month or two, and always have a few in my pocket. My wallet only has bills of $5 and above. For a purchase of $17.50, I will tender a $20 bill plus 3 coins. I like to use them for tips, since it makes...
by Munchkin Man
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: On Shopping And Receiving Change

I would give the cashier a credit card onto which they would charge exactly $40.01. I would then earn an additional 1.2 cents in cash back rewards. ETA: the munchkin man should look into credit cards and save himself a lot of excess worry and concern. Greetings BuckyBadger, The Munchkin Man would l...
by Munchkin Man
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

On Shopping And Receiving Change

Greetings To All: The Munchkin Man would like to pose the following scenario and question for the Munchkin Man's fellow Bogleheads: Suppose you go shopping in a grocery store and your total bill in the checkout line comes out to $40.01. You give the cashier $41 in cash. Which of the following is you...
by Munchkin Man
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:40 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On Shopping And Receiving Change
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: New Printer Needed

I've been quite happy with the B&W Brother duplex laser printer I got a few months ago. I definitely would avoid ink jet printers nowadays. I would also avoid an all-in-one machine; you have to throw out the whole thing when the printer goes. And without a landline, faxing is meaningless; I jus...
by Munchkin Man
Tue May 28, 2013 6:39 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Printer Needed
Replies: 64
Views: 5647

Re: New Printer Needed

Greetings To All: The Munchkin Man just thought of something. The Munchkin Man's very first inkjet color printer only contained one single color cartridge. That was back in 1996. The Munchkin Man's second inkjet color printer also only contained one single color cartridge. These single color cartrid...
by Munchkin Man
Tue May 28, 2013 6:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Printer Needed
Replies: 64
Views: 5647

Re: New Printer Needed

Brother Printer MFCJ425W Greetings mike143: The Munchkin Man would like to thank you for your recommendation of the make and model of the printer listed above. The Munchkin Man has bookmarked the Brothers web page for this printer: http://www.brother-usa.com/MFC/ModelDetail/4/MFCJ425W/Overview#.UaN...
by Munchkin Man
Mon May 27, 2013 7:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Printer Needed
Replies: 64
Views: 5647

Re: New Printer Needed

Greetings Munchkin Man, Hope all your students did well on their final exams. When I have questions like yours, my initial stop is Amazon.com. I first review general options to decide what kind of a product I want. Then I look for the most popular items within my product category and read reviews. ...
by Munchkin Man
Mon May 27, 2013 7:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Printer Needed
Replies: 64
Views: 5647

Re: New Printer Needed

I like HP products. Greetings chaz: The Munchkin Man would like to thank you for your comment. The Munchkin Man is glad to hear that the HP products have served you well and to your satisfaction. With the exception of the Munchkin Man's current HP printer.......... The Munchkin Man has also always ...
by Munchkin Man
Mon May 27, 2013 6:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Printer Needed
Replies: 64
Views: 5647

Re: New Printer Needed

Greetings To All: The Munchkin Man would like to thank each and every one of you who have posted their comments and suggestions in regard to the selection and purchase of the Munchkin Man's next printer. The Munchkin Man was very impressed with the votes of confidence expressed for the Brother brand...
by Munchkin Man
Mon May 27, 2013 6:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Printer Needed
Replies: 64
Views: 5647

New Printer Needed

Greetings To All: Please accept the Munchkin Man's apologies for the Munchkin Man's absence during the past few weeks. The Munchkin Man has been very busy and hard at work preparing the Munchkin Man's tutoring students for their final exams. This is the "busy season" of the tutoring year. ...
by Munchkin Man
Sun May 26, 2013 10:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Printer Needed
Replies: 64
Views: 5647

Re: Advice Wanted On Pants Hangers

I think you missed the point of your new pants being "casual". :D Seriously, I really don't worry about the mid-leg crease at all. This is my best recommendation for restocking the closet with good hangers: http://www.target.com/p/joy-mangano-34-pc-huggable-hangers-combo-pack-black/-/A-11...
by Munchkin Man
Sun May 05, 2013 8:56 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice Wanted On Pants Hangers
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants

Here, appropriate casual wear for men consists of board shorts and sunglasses. protag. Greetings protagonist: The Munchkin Man would like to thank you for your comments. The Munchkin Man bought two pairs of sunglasses at Nordstrom's last week. It had been many years since the Munchkin Man had bough...
by Munchkin Man
Sun May 05, 2013 6:45 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants
Replies: 79
Views: 8462

Re: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants

The Munchkin Man's new casual wardrobe seems to be falling into place. Greetings Munchkin Man, It's difficult to appreciate your wardrobe without having seen it. Please consider modeling it at a Washington DC Area Bogleheads meeting . Cheers, Victoria Greetings Victoria: The Munchkin Man would like...
by Munchkin Man
Sun May 05, 2013 6:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants
Replies: 79
Views: 8462

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

SkierMom never thought she would be discussing laundry detergent on a financial website. SkierMom doesn't normally speak or write in the third person about SkierMom. SkierMom has tried just about every laundry detergent previously mentioned. SkierMom still prefers TIDE over Whisk, Gain, and that ch...
by Munchkin Man
Sun May 05, 2013 6:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Advice Wanted On Pants Hangers

Greetings To All: The Munchkin Man has been buying a lot of new pants lately for the Munchkin Man's new casual wardrobe. The Munchkin Man now estimates that the pants portion of the Munchkin Man's new casual wardrobe is now about 90% complete. The Munchkin Man is still planning to buy a high quality...
by Munchkin Man
Sun May 05, 2013 6:14 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice Wanted On Pants Hangers
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants

Greetings To All: The Munchkin Man went to a J. Crew store today. The Munchkin Man told the sales associate that the Munchkin Man wanted to try on a pair of their lightweight chinos, with a waist size of 35 inches, in the relaxed fit style. The sales associate told the Munchkin Man that the relaxed ...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants
Replies: 79
Views: 8462

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

Greetings To All: The Munchkin Man would like to than each and every one of you for helping the Munchkin Man solve the mystery of the spots on the Munchkin Man's clothes. The Munchkin Man now believes that the cause has been confirmed and positively identified. The Munchkin Man is very pleased to re...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

The main way you can tell if white spots are due to chlorine bleach is that the effect will be permanent. It's usually easy to tell by close examination that the color has been removed from the fabric rather than additional material (detergent residue or the like) has accumulated on the cloth. Bria...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Casual Wardrobe Advice Wanted

There are two brands that I live by: Allen Edmonds (shoes) and Charles Tyrwhitt (shirts). The shoes are expensive but are a bargain for their quality and durability. You can buy some nice button up dress shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt for as little as $35. In my opinion, they are the best bang for yo...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Casual Wardrobe Advice Wanted
Replies: 65
Views: 8734

Re: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants

Greetings To All: As some of you know by now, the Munchkin Man has lost over 130 pounds since July of 2011. Munchkin Man To the Munchkin Man, I have no advice to offer regarding your current dilemma. Just wanted to say congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment. Way to go MM! Scubadiver Gree...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants
Replies: 79
Views: 8462

Re: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants

It appears the Munchkin Man Diet may be going mainstream. I was in Trader Joes this morning and found an abundance of salads - all with farther out expiry dates and new selections too, never seen before, so this is catching on lol. Maybe this is a hint for me to shop mornings, rather than evenings....
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants
Replies: 79
Views: 8462

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

I think I've read this thread pretty carefully and it's not at all clear to me about who is talking about detergent in powder form versus talking about detergent in liquid form (except that I'm pretty sure that Tide HE (High Efficiency) is a liquid form). Anyway based on my 40 years of doing laundr...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

Everyone brought up valid points. I'm thinking that your problem has nothing to do with you or how you go about doing your laundry. Outside factors are leaving those spots on your clothes! Maybe management needs to look into their machines and make sure they are working properly & rinse complet...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

The Munchkin Man would like to thank you for your suggestion of a drying rack for the Munchkin Man. This is an idea which the Munchkin Man had never even considered. The Munchkin Man will be honest. The Munchkin Man had never even heard of a drying rack before. The Munchkin Man doesn't even know wh...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

Does the washer have a bleach dispenser? After many years our old washer started periodically leaving bleach spots on clothes. Suspected it was that the dispenser was not completely emptying and some bleach was getting into subsequent loads. We stopped using the dispenser and just poured the bleach...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

Hi, Munchkin Man! Glad you posted this thread. I use Arm & Hammer powdered detergent and I too have recently noticed discoloration spots on my black T-shirts. Greetings Mrs. Freeley: The Munchkin Man would like to thank you for your message. The Munchkin Man is very sorry to hear about the disc...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

I also recently switched to Wisk from Tide. Have you considered using a drying rack instead of the dryer for some of your clothes? Your clothes will last longer and you'll save some money! :moneybag Jill Greetings Jill07: The Munchkin Man would like to thank you for your suggestion of a drying rack...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

The most likely explanation is the white spots are actually detergent that was not removed in the rinse cycle. It's easy enough to verify. Fill up your sink or bathtub, take a piece of clothing that has the spots and rinse vigorously. FWIW, I use Tide Cold Water Free in my front loading washer and ...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Whisk

Munchkin Man: I grew up in the laundry business, becoming general manager of the Superior Laundry (120 employees) in South Bend, Indiana. This was a time when household washing machines were almost unknown and a laundry truck-driver picked up and delivered household laundry together with the milk-m...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:16 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

Baking soda won't remove color from clothing. Chances are, there is bleach residue sometimes left over in the bleach dispenser. You're using community washers and people get carried away sometimes. You don't know what the last person has put in there. We use Kirkland laundry soap and fabric softene...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:04 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

I use TIDE HE liquid detergent for my front loader. I have tried cheaper products but found they were not up to the job on tough stains. Even Costco's Kirkland brand would not remove stains as well as liquid Tide. So I finished the large jug and went back to Originial Tide. I use LESS than the manu...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

Perhaps there are small amounts of bleach left over from the last user of the washing machine? Or maybe bleach sometimes splashes back or gets spilled on the washer or a nearby surface and isn't cleaned up properly? It takes just a tiny amount of bleach to cause problems. The risk seems like it wou...
by Munchkin Man
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:44 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 5675
Next

Return to advanced search