To wish people would stop bragging about how well off they are?

(59 Posts)
superstarheartbreaker Wed 30-Oct-13 18:03:52

It keeps happening...often by stealth. The worst culprits are those women who boast about their partner's promotion. ..well that's lovely dear but what about YOUR achievements?
Am I bitter and jealous? Yes as I sm struggling but next time anyone boasts about money im going to have a hissy fit. I might just say 'well im luvung off the tax payer and my unheritance' which is kind of true. Not proud of it...im dying to get a better paid job myself.

MrPricklepants Wed 30-Oct-13 18:19:58

I've never heard anyone brag about their wealth, you mut know some very crass people.

UsedToBeNDP Wed 30-Oct-13 18:20:26

I don't think telling your friends that your H got a new job/ promotion is "bragging" either.

WereTricksPotter Wed 30-Oct-13 18:22:47

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RandomMess Wed 30-Oct-13 18:22:57

Unfortunately I just seem to work with people about having no money when they are very comfortably off (they are very open about their finances) and it is very irritating as there are other people in the office who are really struggling and are much older and really there financial future is not great!!!!

Crowler Wed 30-Oct-13 18:23:06

No, I don't think discussing a promotion is bragging.

I think discussing income, how much your house is worth, private school fees, second homes, etc is crass.

Ememem84 Wed 30-Oct-13 18:23:36

Met a lady today while at a work lunch networking thing. Yawn. Asked her where she worked. Her reply "my husbands a senior partner at (other firm)". That's nice. But what do you do....?

perplexedpirate Wed 30-Oct-13 18:26:07

Bragging about material things is, I agree, horribly vulgar and ill-mannered.
But telling your friends how proud you are when your loved ones do well is different IMO.
My DH is flogging himself to death studying and working full time. When he passes his course you'd better believe people are going to hear about it!
I'm incredibly proud of him. smile

SeeYouNT Wed 30-Oct-13 18:27:30

MN may ot be the place for you then, superstar! Some people make it their life's work. Always the same people too

ha thats pretty much what i came on to say

and yes its always the same people, they make me long for a hide poster button hmm

Tulip26 Wed 30-Oct-13 18:29:37

There's nothing wrong with doing well for yourself or getting a promotion, good for you.

However, someone moaning to me that they're spending £120 a month on Sky and 'it's playing up' just annoys me. I'm not very material and I hate the idea of wasting money on something frivolous.

Crowler Wed 30-Oct-13 18:31:46

and yes its always the same people, they make me long for a hide poster button hmm

yep.

MrsDoomsPatterson Wed 30-Oct-13 18:35:42

I just remember back to the old Harry Enfield sketch, 'Considerably richer than yow' - yes, yes - we geddit, ya minted....

MrsDoomsPatterson Wed 30-Oct-13 18:36:30

I'm not hard up but, fooking 'ell....

Coupon Wed 30-Oct-13 18:36:56

Ememem84 maybe she thought you were asking what her connection was with that particular event.

needaholidaynow Wed 30-Oct-13 18:46:46

I'm too busy being working class and doing all criminal stuff to get my fortune to care about those well off people smile

AnyFuckerReporting Wed 30-Oct-13 18:48:40

When they start, just immediately start banging on about how attractive/clever/whatever you are instead. grin

6cats3gingerkittens Wed 30-Oct-13 18:48:54

AM GOING TO INCENSE THE POSTER. AM now better off than when I was working thanks to going without to pay for pensions. Rich to me is 1000/month and time to spend it in. Have been single since 1978 and have bought own tiny house. Now just me and the cats. Excuse me while I go and smug.

Enjoy 6cats, bloody good for you!
grin

superstarheartbreaker Wed 30-Oct-13 18:50:14

I think it is lovely that people are proud of their partners but think its sad when they live through them. A bit like living through your kids I expect.

Crowler Wed 30-Oct-13 18:50:35

6cats, enjoy :-)

Tulip26 Wed 30-Oct-13 18:52:15

Well done 6cats! Nothing wrong with scrimping to enjoy life later on.

6cats3gingerkittens Wed 30-Oct-13 18:56:43

Thank you. Kind wishes gratefully accepted.

But ...
Just because you are proud of your DH achievement doesn't mean you have none of your own?

KirjavaTheCorpse Wed 30-Oct-13 19:05:32

My friend does this constantly, it drives me fucking batty.

She doesn't know that we earn more than her, because I've never told her all about our finances, oddly never felt the bloody need. I can only assume she's bragging because she thinks we earn less. Which makes it even worse. Why do people do it?

noisytoys Wed 30-Oct-13 19:06:25

It's similar to friends who say what they used to do before they had children when asked what they do. Often their children are teens / adults and they are still living what they used to do!

LEMisafucker Wed 30-Oct-13 19:10:26

The people who get my goat are those who are clearly doing very well, or comfortably but the whine about having no money hmm

Alot of the mums at DDs school have far more money that i will ever have, i would like to think they judge me for who i am rather than what have, i am the same.

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