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Insecure

I accepted a facebook friend request a week ago. The request was from a guy I knew who is very successful in the film business. We had been out of touch for a few years. I looked at his FB pictures and was amazed by the incredible pictures of his travels. He travels all around the world! Now I regret accepting his request. I looked at my FB pictures and suddenly feel inadequate. I haven’t posted a picture since I became his friend. I am shocked by the grandeur of his life. I hit a low point in my life and was feeling ok that I’m somehow surviving, now I don’t feel that way.These are a few of my pictures and his pictures.

My picture- Ice cream with my kids. I used all the change I could find to buy it and I had a coupon. I also used the old excuse that I wasn’t hungry because I couldn’t afford another icecream.                                                His picture-at the Italian Rivera having gelato. (Somehow I doubt he used a coupon for his gelato or paid for his flight with change)

My picture-paintings my kids made. (By the way I had a coupon for the two hour art class where they painted.                                   His picture-waiting in line to see The Last Supper. I’m thinking there were no coupons involved here either.

My picture-my birthday meal at chick fil a.                                                             His picture-His birthday meal he ate while at the French Alps. (Too bad for him no chicken strips, I assume)

I went to Studio City

He went to Switzerland. 

If I could unfriend him I would but I think he would notice. If I post I hope he is just too busy looking at his other friends lives to notice my posts. So if you follow me on FB and notice I stopped posting now you know why. It’s nothing my FB friend did that makes me want to unfriend. To quote George Costanza “it’s not you, it’s me” 

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Rich People Christmas Gift Problems

Here are a couple rich people Christmas gift problems.

He was given a very expensive watch. He had shown me pictures of the watch a few days before he got it. He told me how much he wanted it. After the watch was given to him he said he didn’t like it. I told him that he showed me that exact watch and said how much he loved it. He said “the wrong person from my business gave me the watch so now I don’t like it anymore” He decided he would just take it home and put it in a drawer and they would soon forget they gave it to him. He said “that’s what I did with the hot air balloon weekend I got last year, I wonder if that expired”

Gift two
He got a weekend at a spa. His response was “Ewww…what kind of gift is that?”

Rich people problems

I hear people complain about things I classify as “rich people problems”.

Below are a few I heard this week.

-we live a few steps from the beach. It’s such a hassle to sweep up all the sand in the house.

-I always find shells in my kids pockets and in the dryer. The beach is their backyard and it’s such a mess.

-it’s such a hassle going through security at the airport. Having to go to NYC, Southern California, Northern California, Aspen, Portland. I wish I sat at a desk in a cubical.

-I only get 75.00 a night for my dinner meal per diem.

I lack empathy. I’m struggling right now so I have “just making it problem”

(I will continue to add to the rich people problems list)