|Originally posted by segbrown:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by whitney:
c) More than anything else in the world - one of the things that baffles me the most are the spending habits of people around us. I see people around me - who spend $6000 on a vacation - but would never contribute 10 bucks to a charitable cause - or those who won't think twice before dropping $200 on a dinner for two at a fancy restaurant - but are miserly about spending on basic items like insurance, safety, hygiene etc.
I have stopped trying to figure out why people spend the way do.
She probably had no idea about safety issues with ski equipment. It would be like using a cheap, old tennis racquet to try out tennis. Why spend money until you know if you want to play?
That being said, we all have different priorities. I have never had a manicure or a facial or color my hair -- I can't stand the thought of spending money on that. But I will drop $100 on a haircut without blinking. And I buy new $85 tennis shoes every 4 or 5 months, at the very least, because I can't stand when mine start to break down. But I know many friends who don't buy new shoes until their soles are so worn that their toes are touching the court. They spend their money on hair color!