Awkward Money Moments are Awkward

That awkward moment when you have no money and someone writes AWKWARD! on your blouse.
That awkward moment when you have no money and someone writes AWKWARD! on your blouse.

It’s no secret that money sometimes brings out the weird in us. The triggers can vary but there seems to be a few that we all share, according to They conducted a survey, and here is their “Top 5 Money Moments that Make You Feel All Oogy” (my title) followed by some personal observations.

  • 34% – Feeling pressured to donate on behalf of a co-worker, family member or friend. (Author considers making a crack about mandatory United Way participation, then reconsiders.) 
  • 29% – Saying no to a panhandler or beggar. (Back home, some group gave the homeless newspapers to sell, so it wouldn’t feel like charity. So you got the self-satisfied bump of Giving but, since the paper was about homelessness, it was a real buzzkill.)
  • 25% – Feeling pressured to chip in on a group gift at work, like for a baby shower or wedding shower. (This is my wife’s job at her office. She is merciless. “You vill GIVE! You vill LIKE it!”)
  • 25% – Sharing salary/wage amounts with co-workers. (When somebody does this, just say a higher number. It will kill them.)
  • 17% – Splitting a dinner bill or check with a large group of people. (Never be the one collecting the money, unless you like chipping in an extra 10 because your friends are such bad tippers!)

So, what’s YOUR oogy money moment? One of the above, or something unique? Let us know. There’s much more at the original article, so check it out. And have a great weekend!

One thought on “Awkward Money Moments are Awkward”

  1. Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article!

    It is the little changes that make the most important changes.
    Thanks for sharing!

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