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

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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 dying to get a better paid job myself.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Hear hear perplexedpirate.

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

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.

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!

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.

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