My friend, Hailey has everything. Her own flat, a car, a well-paying job and she goes to at least 2-3 foreign holidays with her husband per year. Meanwhile I have to rent, haven’t been abroad in probably 10 years and almost live paycheck to paycheck.
She is my oldest friend and our differences haven’t caused any problems between us in the past, but now that we are heading into a recession, she has started to be a bit too much.
Every time we meet, she complains about money. How everything is so expensive, they will probably only go abroad once next year… How she has no idea how they will be able to upgrade their flat to a bigger one in the future and they have sooo much debt. Oh, and now her husband has to take the bus to work, because petrol is too expensive. Poor thing!
I had enough when she was talking about not knowing how they would be able to afford a baby in this economy.
I told her that I’m sick of her constantly whining about not being even richer, not having one extra room in her flat and only going to Europe for 4 days next year, meanwhile my boyfriend and I are too broke and skipping Christmas all together.
She told me she had no idea I think of her like this and she can lend me some money if I need it, then proceeded to play the victim, told me that she is not rich at all, she lives in the same world as I do and inflation is affecting her too.
How is she not rich at all, but has no problem lending me money?? I told her that our struggles are not the same and her comparing them to each other is a slap in the face.
This was a few days ago and I calmed down a bit since then. Everything I said was true, but now I’m thinking I might have been a bit too harsh on Hailey and maybe she truly is just too privileged to see my point and can’t help it.