Here’s a little something I posted up on my personal blog 3 years ago. Totally tongue-in-cheek, though I have to admit, I did it before.
Works for: Those who are broke, those who think that they are broke, those that just dont have enough money to spend.
What you need: A
rich well to do above average friend that likes to shop. A lot.
1. Go out with friend.
2. Persuade friend to buy something (anything, everything)
3. Take friend’s wallet (and dont run away with it)
4. Pay for friend’s stuff as if its what you’re buying
5. Return wallet to friend.
6. Insist on carrying the bags of bought goods for friend.
7. Repeat as desired.
Advantage: Guilt-free spending, you ‘feel’ rich.
Disadvantages: You live in denial, that you’ve got tons of money.
Three years down to road, I see some difference in how my opinion towards this.
1. Sure, you don’t spend money, but you encourage the action of spending, even when it’s not your money. What happened to self-control?!
2. Given the times, the recession, or even when we are at a point where we possibly think more before swiping that card or giving away clean bills, where are we to find a
rich well to do above average friend who would still spend recklessly? (It’s possible, but I think the odds are lower. Of course unless your social group is indeed that well to do.)
3. I, or anyone else reading, should be good stewards of what God has given us. Or in this case, what God has given our friend(s).
4. So is that why I’m making friends with rich people? For their money? Or for who they are?
Mann, I’m in such a love/hate relationship with retrospect.