So I have this acquaintance, shall we say, and she's a nice girl. I don't think I'll upgrade her to girlfriend status because she's a little too wayward for my tastes (though I'm known to be rather flighty myself). Anyway, I went to the boutique in town that she works at to say hello while I was running some errands when she notices my new Marc Jacobs Alfred in Bordeaux. I didn't want to say anything about it but she immediately gawks and it and start criticising me for my purchase. Here are some quotes: "I can't believe you bought another bag!" "How many bags DO you own?" "You always have a different bag everytime I see you." (not true) "You know its such a waste of money to spend hundreds of dollars on a bag when you can get something just like it for $50.00." Now, I don't consider myself a snob but I am most certainly a realist. And for me, I like what I like. The price tag only determines whether or not I can get it in the present or in the future (or maybe never). My point is, I didn't like the way she was attacking me for my purchase. I work hard to make the little money that I do and if I want to spend it on a purse, then so be it! THEN, she had the nerve to ask me to "lend" or "GIVE" her one of the bags that I'm no longer using since I clearly don't need it. I mean am I the only one on planet Earth here girls? First I am told that I waste too much money on my handbags and then she turns around and tells me to give her one? Maybe there is too much oxygen in her store or something. And you know, she isn't the only girl I've encountered like this. I have a few friends who make a big deal about me buying nice things (because when I like something enough, I'm willing to sacrifice and get it if I can) but will turn right around and ask me to borrow them. I don't get it.