Person: Can’t you do xyz. It’s only small amount of money.
Me: No, I’m not that interested and I have no cash.
Person: Oh, I’ll pay for you and you can pay me back.
Me: No, really that’s ok.
Person: For real, just let me.
Me: I am broke and I have no money. No, I don’t want to do whatever it is no matter how cheap it is.
This and this and this!
Ugh, I hate the pity and the looks of ‘well why don’t you make more money?’. Or my future in-laws freaking out on my bf because he quit his well-paying job (who haven’t given him full time after over a year, have shitty insurance that covers nothing and he now owes thousands because of, and oh yea it makes him miserable) to move to Madison with me when he hasn’t got a job for sure yet.
Newsflash: we hate Point, we are leaving. He’ll get a job, it’ll be fine. I’m making as much as we did combined last year so we’ll be ok for a couple months. Also, I know it’s only 20k a year but that’s double what I lived off of for the last 6 years. Also, yes, I would rather be poor than miserable. I’ve been poor for most of my life and know how to work that