Post # 1
Don’t get me wrong, I truly feel for everyone who’s nest egg has taken a huge hit in the recession, who has lost their job, who has endured severe pay cuts (***raises hand***) but I SWEAR TO GOD if I hear one more person give me a BS excuse for why they can’t do something, pay me back for something, etc. because of “the economy” I’m going to scream.
Like, I’m sorry, but if “the economy” is so rough on you, then why do you spent what little money you have on going out and drinking 5x a week or buying pot or buying clothes and shoes outside your means, and then you have the balls to use the economy as an excuse when you can’t pay me back money you owe me or keep plans with me that you’ve made? Ef that. It’s a slap in the face to the people who are really suffering through this recession and it makes me sick. When people use the economy as a go-to excuse for shirking responsibility I want to smack them.
Post # 3
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
… 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
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
@kittyachi – wait a minute, I know someone who sounds EXACTLY like that. I cut her out of my life, and feel much better. 🙂
Post # 7
@KM – Totally! Cutting back on charity for a vacation is pretty low. That’s kind of like saying, OH, sorry Haiti, but I really need these Manolos.
Post # 8
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)
Post # 9
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
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.