Thursday, September 23, 2010
Are you the "broke" one?
I was reading that the Delaware candidate is not the only candidate this year who got whapped by the recession or whatever this is.
Public officials are affected. Lots of people are.
Yet, not all…and therein lies a problem. What if you are the broke one and your friends and relatives are all fine and dandy?
Recently I read an advice column where a woman wrote in that she had a friend who was “cheap” and only wanted to go to restaurants for which she had coupons. The “adviser” said, “Tell her you don’t feel like pizza and to live a little.”
Yeah—that won’t go badly or anything. The couponer will feel stupid and the solvent one will feel …what…do they feel survivor guilt or anything? I don’t even know.
I know my more solvent friends feel awkward…so do I. I have to say, “I can make a sandwich for us” instead of the drive-though…Even I would rather have the drive-through.
Any ideas, readers? Which one are you? How do you feel?
Another problem is TV…I have had to cancel HBO and most of the elective channels. If my sister mentions a show and I don’t get it, I feel like a loser. I am jealous. I am angry.
I know—deal with it, Star.