I was talking to a really good friend of mine this morning and the subject of the long weekend came up and I asked her if she was going to a family reunion that I know her family has every year set for this weekend. It’s two hours away and she always really has a good time.
So, when she said this to me, it really got me thinking and then ticked me right off because I’ve had people say this to me. She said “with the price of gas, we aren’t going this year.” Okay, they have a huge RV. They have 4 four wheelers. Her and her husband both have fairly new cars and a truck to pull the RV. They just got a boat this spring. I know they went out last weekend and spend a LOT of money at the bar for supper and a bit of drinking and a bit of gambling. They have every single toy you can imagine yet she uses the excuse that gas is to expensive. ALLRIGHTYTHEN.
Why didn’t she just tell me they didn’t feel like going? Why didn’t she just tell the truth? Does she really think saying something so ridiculous makes any sense to me OR more importantly, to the people hosting this reunion or to her dad and his family?
I’ve had people say this to me also. That they can’t afford gas to come to see us. Do people really think you are that stupid? What you should say is that you spent your money on other things. You could afford gas if you didn’t have every play toy sitting in your garage or going out to eat and to concerts and flying all over and taking trips. This is a slap in the face to anyone you say this to. I would much rather someone say to me that they are broke this week because they OVER SPENT somewhere else or they have a previous engagement but to come out and lie, really irks me. You’re already telling a lie if you say something so outrages when we all know the things you’ve done lately so why not just say you have other plans?
If you don’t want to do something or if you’re just to busy, don’t say this because we all know it’s a bunch of hogwash because we all see how you live and you could afford gas IF YOU WANTED TO.
Please don’t get me wrong either. It’s neither none of my business what other people spend their money on nor do I really care. I buy what I want and wouldn’t want anyone else telling me what I can or can’t buy but just don’t then turn around and give me some cockamamie story about the price of gas. Father’s Day comes the same day every year as does Christmas and someone’s birthday. They don’t just appear out of thin air and if you choose to spend your money going out for dinner or going to a concert or driving all over kingdom come, don’t say you can’t afford gas for a special occasion because you chose to do something else with the little money you do already have.
Okay, thank you very much. I just needed to get that out.