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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.

Tulip26 Wed 30-Oct-13 20:43:44

Another one - sorry, might upset a few here - but people who smoke then moan they've no money! Drives me mad, I used to smoke and I quit for my health and for financial reasons. It wasn't easy but nothing worth having is easy IMHO.

myron Wed 30-Oct-13 20:33:04

I've noticed that the tide has turned and people are far more likely to whinge about how skint they are (while clutching the latest gadgets and enjoying 2 week trips to Florida theme parks). Yes, everyone's human - I find it irritating as hell and merely grit my teeth - especially when it's family let alone close friends. I have to say that I only know one 'Flash Harry' and that's my cousin - he has a reputation as a total tightwad towards his own family though!

MoominMammasHandbag Wed 30-Oct-13 19:52:39

I have an old friend who is from a much more wealthy background than me. It honestly never bothered me. However as we have gone through life, with all it's ups and downs, me and DP have become increasingly more and more affluent than her and her DH. And she is obviously incredibly pissed off about it, to the extent that I have to go out of my way to avoid any mention of money, while she tries to drag it into every conversation. It is very difficult.

mrsjay Wed 30-Oct-13 19:47:08

do you live of an inheritence (sp) ? so your not exactly on your arse are you TBH i dont think people on here are boastful but I am not a bitter person i like to hear people having a nice life holidays etc etc bitterness eats you up let it go

Coupon Wed 30-Oct-13 19:42:55

Hear hear perplexedpirate.

perplexedpirate Wed 30-Oct-13 19:40:13

Oh don't worry, superstar, I can bang on about my own achievements quite fluently, ta.
Fwiw, it isn't recommended to ask 'and what do you do?' in social situations.
'And how do you spend your time' is easier for people to answer and means they get to tell you about their actual interests, rather than just their occupation.

WeAreEternal Wed 30-Oct-13 19:21:15

Bragging about wealth is bad, but I find it far more annoying when people are moaning about how skint they are, even if it is stealthily.

HappyMummyOfOne Wed 30-Oct-13 19:21:15

MN can be like that but it also has a huge amount of people moaning re lw income/living on benefits so if we allow one set to moan then the other set should get the same rights.

You can be proud of your husbands achievements without showing off, i tend to find those that brag about their partners jobs/wage dont work or work little.

Coupon Wed 30-Oct-13 19:20:44

Why should people feel they have to come up with a socially acceptable answer to "what do you do?" Maybe they just don't want to talk about work, or however they spend their time. Not very surprising when some people only ask so they can pigeonhole you.

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.

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!

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?

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

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

Thank you. Kind wishes gratefully accepted.

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

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

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

6cats, enjoy :-)

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.

Enjoy 6cats, bloody good for you!
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

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.

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