(Closed) NWR: SO sick of hearing economy-related excuses

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ohhhh I so understand where you’re coming from. On one hand, I use this excuse (well, more the broke college student excuse) when my friends want to go to a concert, or out drinking. But I would never use it as a reason not to pay someone back! 

Seriously, Future Sister-In-Law & Future Brother-In-Law bought a PS3 and a big screen HDTV even though they are “broke” and couldn’t pay us back for movie tickets we bought them. Geesh. 

Post # 4
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

… yeah, I’ve noticed that “the economy” has been a great excuse for alot of people. Not in my circle of friends, but… elsewhere. It’s kinda sad to watch people cut back on their charitable giving because they NEED that 2 week vacation in Italy.

Post # 5
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My friend and I try to end all of our sentences with “ya know-because of the economy” b/c it’s SUCH a b.s. excuse! (E.g.: “I simply can’t make it to the [free] dogpark-ya know, ’cause of the economy.”

Post # 6
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@kittyachi – wait a minute, I know someone who sounds EXACTLY like that. I cut her out of my life, and feel much better. 🙂

Post # 8
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You know, I totally agree and yet I’m totally guilty now that my salary is being stretched between two people, not one.

I watch every single penny in order to afford a few minor luxuries. Like that $1900 vacation in March we decided to go on last night. But I would never not pay a friend back (to be honest I’d never borrow money I didn’t have right then and there)

Eek. Undecided

Post # 9
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I hear ya. Hearing the phrase “during these tough economic times” is like nails on a chalk-board to me!!!

Also totally irritating to me is that I have a few Facebook “friends” (people I went to high school with), who have had the same dead-end, low paying job they have had for the past several years because they never went to college, never went to trade school, never took any advanced training, never we’re “go getters” with jobs, but whine all the time about how they don’t have a great job *now* due to “the economy”. (Mind you, they have jobs, and generally, it’s the same or comparable jobs they have had for several years, nothing has significantly changed for them).

I feel for those who have lost their jobs, and have a legit gripe, but I’m sick and tired of hearing people who have done NOTHING for the past decade to further themselves turn around and whine that they are not making 100k a year because of “the economy”, especially when we live in an area not as hard hit as other areas. Grr!

Post # 10
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Haha, yeah I mean no one’s used that as an excuse for me (yet) but I can see why it would be really annoying. I use it more to explain why I’m cutting back on things and saving for an emergency, should I be laid off or something. Like I only go out a few times a month, pack my lunch, etc. which I wasn’t doing before the economy tanked.

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