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Only making 200k a year, how am I supposed to able to afford a chair which is more than 100 dollars? My back hurts so much from a chair I bought from Ikea, should I step up the game and buy a more expensive chair? My sofa is 150 dollars and mattress is 200 dollars and it's A LOT OF MONEY for me. Why are things in the US so expensive? They all should cost under 50 dollars.

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Pro tip: drive around your neighborhood the night before trash pickup day for all the good furniture. Also dumpsters behind grocery stores are diamonds in the rough as well. I cannot believe people actually pay for food.

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This is a joke right?


Lmao yes it is. It has to be. It’s a joke… right? Guys?


Take a lap Big D


The best satires are where you can’t tell. A+ work OP


That's why I buy all my furniture from thrift stores, mattresses included. Nothing a little elbow grease can't make as new again and I haven't paid more than $45 for any piece of furniture!


MD1 is a big spender, still an M so I gotta get my furniture off the side of the road for free!

I’m not lying when I say I am making almost $200K and I’m literally sitting on a folding chair which I use to WFH. I’m not buying a chair until I can find a decent used one on Craigslist or Facebook for <$50


Also props to Lifetime for making a decently comfortable folding chair



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This guy is frugal, scratch that, he/she/they/yourmajesty is cheap.




High salary, but cheap? We’re hiring


It’s clearly sarcasm. Probably spurred by all the people complaining about not getting WFH stipends to furnish their entire home office. When/if folks were working in an office setting and commuting via car, did you inquire if your employer paid your car payment too?


You cheap bast**d 😅 do you also make the girl pay on a date and don't tip as it's too expensive in the US?


The fact that y’all can’t tel they are joking. Y’all taking life too seriously


Jesus. 🙄 Is your back worth $200?

Did u not read the post? Items should be $50. Includes my back.

No words.

M2 - I’d bill a full hour for that.


You should seriously consider a different career

Poe’s law remains undefeated

/s tag missing.. has to be :)

Pitchforks and guillotines have been raised against people who were more in touch with reality than you.

You alright man?

OP, you’re complaining to the wrong crowd, baby! You need to write your congressperson and ask them to sponsor a bill to provide free chairs and sofas to every American worker! Our asses deserve free stuff too!! They do it in Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Canada! And if your back hurts from sitting on cheap IKEA chairs, did you know the Swedish government will pay your salary for a year while you recuperate? Why can’t America do this too? Also, something about high-speed rail…

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