Asked on 01 Jul 2019
Recently, I have a friend who keeps on telling me how much she is earning. I get that she has a well paid job but why must she keep on boasting about it?
Top Contributor (Nov)
If I knew someone was trying to get a reaction out of me, I would probably not have any reaction regardless of the figure.
In the face of death, serious illness, etc, your salary ceases to have much meaning and your time left with your loved ones will matter more. That is the one true equalizer in our lifetimes. When your time is up, it is up.
Besides, if you earned X and spent 101% of X, you'll be broke regardless.
Depends on how close they are. what they are trying to do;
Make you envious,
Start of progress to sell you MLM
try to attract you (>vo)
If 1, can ignore cause it’s probably a sign of insecurity. If you are really close, you can act “wow” and ask for treat, but pity them inside for their insecurity. If you really dislike this person, try to sell them some product.
If 2, ignore, if you ask for treat they might invite you for an MLM event. But... if free meal...
3? Up to you.
Actually there is a possibility that they don’t know what they are doing is showing off. Cause after reflection, I realise did this before, but it was regarding my savings not salary. I was actually sharing cause I was feeling abit insecure about my financial situation (after retrenchment exercise in 2008) didn’t think it was considered “show off”. My friend later privately told me not to talk about money during meet ups. So if you think this is a possibility and you are close enough. You can remind them nicely. Maybe you could phrase it like “don’t make yourself a target.”
04 Jul 2019
One word: Unfriend.
Jokes aside, money is only one aspect of things. A person's character and integrity are much more important traits in a friend.
Besides, if you found yourself in a situation in desparate need of money one day, would this friend pass you the money you need? Food for thought.
Just look at it and say: So little only ar!
If he showing it to you before the bill comes (assuming ou guys are having a meal):Wah since you earn so much, this meal on you lol
Top Contributor (Nov)
No need to say anything. Just smile. Let them stroke their own ego.
Ask them for a treat.
should not let it affect u as their salary has got nothing to do with you...but u can certainly help boost their ego and get a free treat out from them :)
I'll just ignore. He/she just wants attention from you. Just don't give it to them.
Keep asking her to treat you then - since she like to show it off, she can show it off through her actions! Stop asking her to terat you when she stops showing off her salary!