Saturday, November 16, 2013
I said, "She was insouciant; how could she NOT know that she was bragging in the presence of poor people!"
My friend said, "First of all, YOU are NOT poor, and second, I don't know what that word you just used means, but I don't assume that YOU are bragging because you actually use such words in the presence of someone who might not know the word!"
I responded, "But that's NOT an apt comparison; and I was referring to the person who was with me who IS definitely poor!"
My friend said, "But oftentimes people are just having conversations and don't realize they are bragging."
I said, "If I were with people who didn't have a car and I said I had a Corvette, then that would be bragging, just as the poor person who was with me doesn't own ONE home, let alone a second home!"
My friend responded, "But how was she supposed to know she was with so-called poor people?"
I fairly screaked, "There were 5 people sitting at the table with her and her husband and she'd already asked two of them what kind of work they did; that would have been MY first clue, but then I'm not blasé!"
CLICK HERE to see the accompanying article: 5 THINGS THAT PISS ME OFF ABOUT PEOPLE WHO'VE NEVER KNOWN WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE POOR.