Talk to me about ways people are rude with money -- with stinginess and asking how much you make and more.
Twelve years ago, when my husband died, his ex walked out of the funeral home, turned to his mother, and hit her up for $2000.
Posted by: Ann
at September 1, 2010 9:31 PM
One of my second cousins (her whole family is notorious for how tight they all are with their money) visited my aunt in San Francisco on a business trip. She made plans to go to dinner with my aunt
My aunt, being older and raised such that the younger generation doesn't pay on outings, picked up the dinner tab.
That cheap second cousin asked if she could have the receipt for the dinner. The idea being that she was going to expense the dinner (that my aunt treated her to) and thus pocket the reimbursement from her company.
It still chaps my ass when I think about that story!
Posted by: Jen Wading
at September 2, 2010 7:33 PM
I always considered it rude to ask what someone's salary/wages are or what they paid for something. Is that passe? I ask seriously because it always seems to come up.
Posted by: laura.u
at September 3, 2010 12:34 AM
Cab driver asked me if I really needed the change.
I hate the sign that reads "Tipping is not a city in China."
Posted by: hadsil
at September 4, 2010 8:04 PM
"I always considered it rude to ask what someone's salary/wages are . . . "
Someone: "How much do you make?"
Me: "Enough to pay my bills, thank you for asking."
". . . or what they paid for something."
Someone: "How much did you pay for that?"
Me: "Enough to get it out of the store, thank you for asking."
Posted by: Steve Daniels
at September 13, 2010 2:14 AM
Is a stop sign red or blue? (required):