Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Annoying Coworker

I happened to mention to my coworker that I would like to buy a rental house or a small apartment building, like a 4-plex, but my husband isn't on board. She said that I should just buy stocks, like around $3000 or $5000, and try to make money doing that. She said she did that a few years ago. At that point, I had to cut our conversation short.

Does she really think that's the same thing? They are in no way similar. This is the same coworker who treats me like I'm poor. When I happened to show her the drapes I was looking at Kohl's online, she showed me a much more expensive website where they were around $300 for a set. She made sure to follow it up with "Oh, you probably can't afford that though." I could afford $300 drapes but why spend that much if I like the ones online at Kohls? I was truly offended after that conversation. That's just plain mean. 

People who think they're rich need to get a clue. Its never okay to talk down to somebody like that. Clueless!!

Have you run across anybody like this? If not, lucky you.

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  1. All the time - almost everyday I run into people like that. It is a one upmanship and they are feeling inadequate in some way about themselves.

    Doesn't make it any better though!

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    1. I wonder if they think one upping somebody else makes them more likeable?

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  2. Terribly rude people are everywhere... Never mind them! I see no reason in paying more for similar stuff. I also would never spend money to impress anyone. I have been reading your blog for a long time and I think you are one sensible person.

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    1. Thank you so much. Its hard dealing with that at work.

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  3. How unfortunate for you to have to work with such a person! We have one "friend" (more like acquaintance really, now that he's shown his true colours) that thinks he's better than other friends (real friends) because he makes more money and drives a fancier car. He actually had the gall to say that he was "above" these other friends. I'm not sure why we meet his stringent criteria, as we are not fancy people, but I was grossly offended by this statement. I don't care how much money you make or what kind of car you drive, I care about what kind of person you are. I'm certainly not "above" someone who makes less than me, or "below" someone who makes more. What is this, the middle ages?

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  4. We are equal. Our incomes do not define us. People how are defined by money are setting themselves up for great unhappiness.

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  5. I used to have a friend at work that was like that. We were friends but she always thought I was cheap. One time we had been talking about going zip lining and she invited my husband and I to go with her and her husband. But then she said, "You probably won't want to though, cause its kind of expensive." That's exactly why I'm "cheap" in other ways, so I can afford to go away for the weekend and try something new that I really wanted to try.

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    1. Exactly!! Its all in how you allocate your money.

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  6. Hey, are you talking about my sisters?:)

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  7. How delightful it must be to work with her!

    Brings to mind "big hat, no cattle"

    Susan

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  8. Nope, not the same... and ouch, I would've been bothered big time about the curtains issue. If she wants to spend $500 on curtains, then by all means. I've had my choices regarded as "poor" for a long time, but thankfully, it happens with strange/rare acquaintance people and not people I'm close with or work with. They know I make do with little and respect that, even though they all have so much more. Guess that's a benefit of being the youngling in the office. I'm allowed not to be "rich" and still be ok.

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  9. Well, let me tell you something - that co-worker probably has a load of debt that she's hiding! People who spend money like that ($300 for drapes???) tend to over-spend on other things. The people who HAVE money are usually the people you don't think have money!! ;-) You know, the millionaires next door!! (we are them!). I love to shop at the thrift store, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kohl's - but only shop there when I can get the 30% discount (which BTW, you can find the code on-linen when they are running one of those promos and find the 30% off code - order your items on-line and get the 30% off and free shipping!!!). So you see, she'd probably think we were super duper poor - (because I like to shop thrift, and all!)! But she'd be DEAD WRONG! So try not to let her get under your skin. I HAD a girlfriend who's husband is a physician. Once we were at a spa and upon leaving, she was showing me something she uses on her face (some cream or crap). But then she goes "but it's very expensive." And I'm thinking to myself: 1) You don't have a CLUE how much money we have! and 2) anyone who'd spend that kind of money on face cream is an idiot! So just think of your co-worker as probably being up to her eyeballs in debt - living like a "fraud." People like that really aren't worth your time, girl! IGNORE her!

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