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I'm going to say it...(beware, a rant!)

October 1st, 2014 at 11:08 pm

What I have to say may not be popular, but I'm going to speak my mind anyway. I have some Facebook friends who often complain about not having money...and a couple of these folks put it right out there that they are broke.

I understand that things come up and it can hurt one's financial situation. We have all had unexpected expenses. That is not what I'm irritated about.

These same folks are the ones who spend tons of money on cigarettes, booze, and tattoos.

One person talks about how their SSI just isn't enough and then mentions the new tattoo that is wanted.

Really?

Don't complain you can't make your benefit check or your paycheck stretch when you are getting what I would term luxuries such as tattoos, cigarettes, and booze. Especially if that check is coming from tax payers who work hard, save money, and pay for things as they come.

You want cigarettes? Then make sure you other bills are paid before getting them. Want to have some body art? Be sure you have food in your house and gas in your car before getting inked. Don't spend the money ahead of time and then moan and whine how you don't have money for groceries or you don't know how you are going to drive to work.

OK, rant over. Thanks for letting me vent. I'm sure the folks who this really pertains to would either deny it was them or wouldn't bother to read it.

10 Responses to “I'm going to say it...(beware, a rant!)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good place to vent!

  2. Another Reader Says:

    You need new friends. Don't waste your time on these people. You have strong principles and can do much better. Unfriend them on Facebook and move on.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Excellent advice, Another Reader.

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    You are absolutely right! It is always amazing what people think are "needs" when they can't even pay their basic expenses. Some people will just never get it.

  5. Time2turnaround Says:

    Posted here, as this is most recent post. Just wanted to say Hiya and thank you for your comments and suppoty. I have read some of your blog, think we on the page so to speak. I am in the North East of England.

  6. scottish girl Says:

    I agree, unfriend them. Or if you don't want to do that you can hide their updates.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Hey, what you say is popular HERE! And those friends would never be here; would never even consider it. I just don't know why people can't understand that BROKE comes from SPENDING!

  8. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    Sing it sister! I don't understand why people post that kind of thing on FB anyway. Fortunately nobody in my FB life posts this kind of stuff, but if they did I would just hide the posts I didn't want to bother with.

  9. Ima saver Says:

    Very interesting vent and I totally agree. I just wonder how much a tattoo costs? I don't have a clue?
    I wonder how they will feel when they are over 60 with all those tattoos?

  10. Miz Pat Says:

    I remember a friend telling me she would go hungry to have books - she bought them used, and then complained about food being scarce. I didn't volunteer to help her out either.

    good vent - get it out of your system!!!


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