Thursday, June 26, 2008

Keeping up with the Jones

I work in an office that is 90% female ( do guys do this too)? Now that the warm weather is here, it seems to be nothing but competition among the 'girls'. As a pf blogger, I am watching all this and it makes me sad. Of course, the conversation naturally turns to me and my non $500 gucci bag wearing self.

Did I also mention these girls all make below $45,000? Am not judging (hell who am I fooling, I am) but why complain about being broke, but have a new purse next week. Then complain that you are not getting paid enough. Well, you are not a wise keeper of what you are getting paid now anyway.

It would be so easy to fall into this temptation and mess. However, I am going to stand on the sidelines and look at my big financial picture. It will keep me focussed.

9 comments:

Salesdiva said...

Could be that they are renting those bags. Yuck. I wouldn't fret about it at all. You won't be broke and they will for a long time. Remember, misery loves company - stay focused.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, that's crazy. I make quite a bit more than $45,000 and I still wouldn't feel okay about spending that kind of money on a purse.

It's great that you're sticking with your plan. A sense of security is worth more than a purse any day.

Moneymonk said...

You never know, they probably got those bags "hot"

There are all kinda of ways to look rich w/o paying the price

Cash Money Brother said...

I work in an office that's 90% men, and always wonder what type of place is 90% women. What industry are you in? As for keeping up with the Jones, I don't think men compete through accessories, it's more about what type of car one drives. Happy Independence Day

Tired of being broke said...

I work for the local government.

The whole purse/bag show is hilarious to me now.

Dolly Iris said...

I'm glad I'm totally not into that sort of thing. I don't think I could ever feel good spending that kind of money on a purse. I wouldn't even want to use it in case something happened to it, lol.

Single Ma said...

I was thinking the same as Moneymonk. Either they are hot or fake. I don't believe for one minute these chics spend hundreds on a purse and carry a different one every week.

The need to be in competition is proof enough that they can't afford it. People who can, don't show off labels.

Revanche said...

At least you're getting some free entertainment. Now if you could get someone to get into a (no money) pool with you on how much they *really* paid for those bags, that'd be even better.

BK said...

LOL @ this.. ooh I remember these days and MOST TIMES they are FAKE or they have a "hookup" from someone that has access to the real ones and they are making life decisions and not feeding their families or taking care of their responsibilities to be "fly".. WHATDAFUGGINEVA..

keep ya head up ma and continue to laugh..