Monday, October 28, 2013
I have a bad habit of letting people take advantage of me. So many times I've been asked for money by someone I know. The economy is tough, but after a while it's easy to spot the moochers. They start asking you for money, hovering around you while you conveniently have your wallet out at a vending machine. For some reason they feel entitled to the green inside of it, assuming you have plenty to go around.
That's gotta stop.
If I get labeled a bad word because I'm not giving anymore handouts then so be it. I'll always help out my close friends and family, but there are too many users. I understand it's a sign of the times, but I also know many people significantly younger than me who don't know how to budget their money. It's something that comes with getting older. I've become frugal. Not cheap, but frugal.
No more letting people walk all over me. I even know someone who blatantly yelled 'shut up' one day when I couldn't stop coughing who continues to ask things from me. I do it to 'keep the peace,' but that's exhausting. I won't be downright mean to them, but it's time to stand my ground. Enough is enough.