Sunday, May 15, 2011

Money and Things

I am writing this from my hotel room in Milan. Where everyone is smart enough to secure their wireless networks.

As a result, I'm not quite sure when I will post this. But I have to get it out.

Because I've spent so much of this trip worrying about the amount of money that I'm spending and, when you're traveling with two others who don't appear to care the slightest, it gets old. So, that is where I am. In Milan and feeling poor - probably poorer than I really am.

It just sucks to be in a situation where others are spending with abandon and you don't really feel that you can do the same.

And they're doing all of this shopping while I'm doing all of the spectating and then we go to dinner and whose meal doesn't go on the company card? Mine.

I hate when I feel like this. Materialistic and poor and envious are all things that, honestly, I am not but, in this moment, I totally feel.

6 comments:

k said...

I am always the poor one of out all my friends - boo! No fun!

I say eat well as it is part of the experience, but pass on the shopping - the last thing we all need is more "stuff."

my life is brilliant said...

I think everyone has experienced a time and feelings like that before. Just remember that you're on a great vacation! Enjoy it and know that you won't be paying for it for years to come.

A said...

The good thing is that I won't have to haul all of that crap home (because, yes, the last thing I truly need is more stuff) and I totally ate my Milan experience. My thighs are each souvenirs of Milano. Ha.

I totally did the right thing - even though I wanted to do the wrong thing - and that is really what made me crabby. Acting like an adult.

Teagan B. Sawyer said...

Good on you for doing the adult thing. I totally get it...I hate feeling that way when everyone else gets to do something that you want to do. Way to go being a grownup :)

kari said...

I love to "shop" when I travel -- but I rarely buy anything. I take pictures and enjoy the stores, but remind myself that I would rather visit places than buy stuff.
I try and buy one thing from each trip that I love. One thing that everytime I see it it makes me think of the trip. Often a piece of art.
Glad you did the right thing! Can't wait to hear all about your 'ventures

Thisisme said...

Although the lack of souvenirs sounds rough- you're in EUROPE! Your memories are more than any dollar could buy!! (;

 
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