Pet Peeve: Friends and Price Inquiries

by epi on August 1, 2011

Q: My friend always inquires about how much my things cost- earrings, shoes, even my vacation.  What if I’d rather not say?

A: Don’t answer.  Change the subject: “These shoes?  They’re not as comfortable as I thought they’d be.  Where did you get yours?”  Or come out and say, “I prefer not to talk about how much things cost; thanks for understanding.”  If she persists in using you as her personal consumer price index, you may want to limit your contact with her.

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Julie August 16, 2011 at 10:56 am

If I don’t want to give the information, I’ll usually say that I don’t remember.

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