Stupid rich friends who don't understand you can't afford things

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    May 28, 2011 9:25 PM GMT
    EDIT - forget it. This thread was originally about me just venting frustration over my rich friend who decided to go out to Manhattan, invite me last minute, and be upset with me because he told me "there's nothing in Manhattan for under $30 to eat" when there clearly was. The more I explained this to him, the more he denied it. But problem was solved later that night. However, this thread has caught the Barbra Streisand effect and the more I want it to go away the more it comes back more.
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    May 28, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    If time is money, I can't afford to read that long-ass OP. icon_razz.gif
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    May 28, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    Go to hell. Also, give me some money.
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    May 28, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    JB82 saidGo to hell. Also, give me some money.
    What do hell and money have in common?

    Neither exist in my world.
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    May 28, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    Ok that's nice thanks Paul.
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    May 28, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    I used to have some rich friends back in university who were very disjointed from reality. They would only go to the most expensive restaurants and bars. The idea of going to any 'normal' or dive bars was out of the question for them.

    ...and now I don't know them! Much happier without their high-priced and lack-of-fun crap.

    That being said, I know lots of rich people who have a realistic grasp of reality. They're fine.
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    May 28, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    Why can't your friend show some class and pay for the entire bill?
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    May 28, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
    Your friend sounds like a pretentious idiot.

    I've been to dozens of excellent restaurants in Manhattan for under $30 per person. The best deal is the cafe at Whole Foods. The food is healthy, better quality and you can feast for about $10.
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    May 28, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    Aren't there Hot Dog or food carts in Manhattan?

    That's under $30... icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 28, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    vincent7 saidWhy can't your friend show some class and pay for the entire bill?


    My sentiments exactly! Nothing worse than a stingey person with money.
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    May 28, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    Lenoxx said Aren't there Hot Dog or food carts in Manhattan?

    That's under $30... icon_biggrin.gif


    Yes or one of many dozen McDonaldss and Chipotles.

    I had a Pad Thai in Chelsea two weeks ago for $8.
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    May 28, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
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    vincent7 saidWhy can't your friend show some class and pay for the entire bill?


    My sentiments exactly! Nothing worse than a stingey person with money.


    Oh it's even worse. He owes me money yet he "doesn't have money" at the moment.
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    May 28, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    Did anybody else go to college with any hobos-by-choice? Basically kids with a trust fund who choose to get their clothes at Goodwill and eat by mooching off the leftovers from the catering events around campus, despite having access to loads of cash.
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    May 28, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    I'm a hobo without choice... and yet I don't seem like it. :3

    But I totally get it Jake... fucking people like, "Let's go eat!" I'm like, "with what money!?"
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    May 28, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
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    Ariodante saidDid anybody else go to college with any hobos-by-choice? Basically kids with a trust fund who choose to get their clothes at Goodwill and eat by mooching off the leftovers from the catering events around campus, despite having access to loads of cash.


    Most people I've known with more money than most, you wouldn't know it, ever.


    That's very cultural in many places outside the US, where people go to great lengths to hide their wealth as a means of protection from the rampant ransom industry.
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    May 28, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    I noticed when I was a teenager that this is where Americans and Europeans differ considerably. Americans constantly talk about their jobs and their wealth. Strangers are quick to ask each other what they do for a living. Meanwhile, you simply don't talk about these sorts of things in Spain with people you don't know. Nobody likes to brag about their wealth (neither their abundance or lack of it).

    I have a couple of well-to-do friends who simply want to blend in with everyone else. I know they're loaded, but they don't do anything or wear anything to show it. As far as I know, they act quite average like the rest of us.
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    May 28, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidI noticed when I was a teenager that this is where Americans and Europeans differ considerably. Americans constantly talk about their jobs and their wealth. Strangers are quick to ask each other what they do for a living. Meanwhile, you simply don't talk about these sorts of things in Spain with people you don't know. Nobody likes to brag about their wealth.


    Sounds like Spain is amazing. But also Spain is 40% unemployed. So most people aren't in the mood to talk about how they're unemployed and living with their parents. But if it's a cultural thing on top of the current conditions, then that's good too.
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    May 28, 2011 10:23 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidDid anybody else go to college with any hobos-by-choice? Basically kids with a trust fund who choose to get their clothes at Goodwill and eat by mooching off the leftovers from the catering events around campus, despite having access to loads of cash.


    Those are called Jewish people. I lived with many of them and hated them for pretending to be poor when I was really poor.
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    May 28, 2011 10:23 PM GMT
    TrevorMark saidI'm a hobo without choice... and yet I don't seem like it. :3

    But I totally get it Jake... fucking people like, "Let's go eat!" I'm like, "with what money!?"


    Seriously, and they look at you like "You have a credit card you poor asshole come eat with me or else I'll think you don't like me!" Meanwhile they wonder why you become homeless in a couple of months...and then they blame you.
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    May 28, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
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    TrevorMark saidI'm a hobo without choice... and yet I don't seem like it. :3

    But I totally get it Jake... fucking people like, "Let's go eat!" I'm like, "with what money!?"


    Seriously, and they look at you like "You have a credit card you poor asshole come eat with me or else I'll think you don't like me!" Meanwhile they wonder why you become homeless in a couple of months...and then they blame you.

    Am homeless and I know that shit all too well. It's like, "friend time doesn't mean spend money time". Shit. If half of my friends would learn a day out in the wild or a frisbee could be just as fun as some other stupid shit they do...
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    May 28, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
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    It doesn't sound comfortable to me but enjoy eating your dinner on that fence.


    Oh I've weeded out people like this. The current friend we're close with and help each other out. So I can't exactly say "good bye" over this even though it's a pretty dumb thing he said.
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    May 28, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
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    TrevorMark saidI'm a hobo without choice... and yet I don't seem like it. :3

    But I totally get it Jake... fucking people like, "Let's go eat!" I'm like, "with what money!?"


    Seriously, and they look at you like "You have a credit card you poor asshole come eat with me or else I'll think you don't like me!" Meanwhile they wonder why you become homeless in a couple of months...and then they blame you.

    Am homeless and I know that shit all too well. It's like, "friend time doesn't mean spend money time". Shit. If half of my friends would learn a day out in the wild or a frisbee could be just as fun as some other stupid shit they do...


    You're really homeless?! icon_sad.gificon_eek.gif
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    May 28, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
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    It doesn't sound comfortable to me but enjoy eating your dinner on that fence.


    Oh I've weeded out people like this. The current friend we're close with and help each other out. So I can't exactly say "good bye" over this even though it's a pretty dumb thing he said.


    Note where I quoted you in bold. My point was that on the one hand, you expressed an issue with somebody living below their means, on the other hand, you've expressed an issue with somebody living beyond their means. The fence, your means. The dinner, with what will you nourish yourself.


    Ok. *facepalm* I really didn't want to be that asshole that assumes you were stupid with your post, but you pointed it out. So now I have no choice but to point out why your post was cavil.

    The original topic of this thread has nothing to do with a my comment IN REPLY to a comment THAT WASN'T the original topic. If you read his comment that I replied to, Ariodante talked about "hobos-by-choice" which is similar to my topic, and definitely worth of discussion too. So I commented. But "hobos-by-choice" is not the same subject as "stupid rich friends" who aren't hobos. However, you decided it was a good idea to put those two SEPARATE ideas I have towards TWO SEPARATE GROUPS OF PEOPLE and put them together as if I have two opposing ideas about one group of people and was therefore unstable in opinion.

    Any person can have an opinion towards people who pretend they're poor and people who are too rich and don't look at the poor lifestyle. You make me out to seem like I'm pigeon holing myself into not being able to eat with one group or another, when these are totally different groups.

    Yes, I forgive you for making a stupid post, son. But don't create some argument about me based on quotes you took out of context. That's for Reality TV Editing, not RJ discussions.
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    May 28, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    Why can't you go to dinner together with you picking the place? If he goes and acts miserable, then there are probably more issues than just the bank account.
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    May 28, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
    Honeydew saidLOL, I am helping the guy I am seeing to make money for his electric bill. We have been selling these marvelous little pot brownies. We have banked enough to act like richers for a little while if that counts. icon_razz.gif


    you're selling pot brownies?! are you sure you wanna post that on the internet lol