In the immortal words of Tevia from Fiddler on the Roof:
“Oh, Lord, you made many, many poor people
I realize, of course, it’s no shame to be poor
But it’s no great honor either!
So, what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune?”
If I were a rich man
Ya ba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum
All day long, I’d biddy biddy bum
If I were a wealthy man”
I think it’s safe to say that we’d all choose to biddy biddy bum if we got rich. But is there anything we WOULDN’T do?
Here’s where Reddit draws the line.
1. A house that’s too big
There’s a town in Romania called Buzescu where the locals struck it rich selling scrap metal, of all things, and lined the main street with gigantic mansions.
“According to Steliana, another wealthy Roma, most of these Roma live in one room of their mansions because they cannot afford to heat the whole place. “We have to show that we have money, that’s it,” Steliana told Al Jazeera.”
2. The extended warranty
When deciding whether to get the warranty, I ask myself two questions:
First, do I expect the thing will break? If yes, I don’t buy it at all.
Second, can I afford to be wrong? If yes, I skip the warranty.
3. “Collectable” cars
I don’t understand this idea of keeping monetary value in a vehicle.
Keep it looking nice if you want, but I feel like the use you get out of it should be the value we expect out of our vehicles, not resale ability
4. One of these
I was at a s** toy shop one time, and they had this thing that was basically two pieces of plastic attached with thumbscrews.
You were supposed to stick your man junk in there and then have someone tighten the screws to crush your b**ls.
Even if I had Bill Gates money, I doubt I’d ever want to buy a plastic testicle crusher.
5. A timeshare
My grandparents had one they bought in the 1970’s. It’s a six story private little hotel right on the beach. I guess back then, it was better to do timeshares instead of needing a travel agent to arrange everything for you? Which makes sense if you want to vacation in the same place all the time to go golfing.
But I will not be taking over that timeshare.
6. Stadium snacks
Those hideously overpriced stadium foods/beverages.
I wouldn’t pay $5 for an 8 oz water out of principle!
7. Branded clothing
Just never really seen the point of it tbh.
Don’t see a point in spending so much money on say branded t-shirts or jeans
8. Huge chains
I love rap and get the appeal for a photoshoot or album cover but to have $100k+ tied to a chain that screams hey I’m rich take this from me is not something I’d want.
9. A tablet
I already have a laptop and a smartphone. A tablet is just unnecessary.
My mother gave me her old one once when she upgraded, and I don’t think I even used it once.
10. Super fast cars
I just don’t really see the point? At least a big-a** truck has the potential to actually haul things from point A to point B, and I don’t care for those either.
I’ve just never been much of a car junkie, just get me to where I’m going comfortably and safely. You can only go so fast before you’re just begging to get pulled over anyway.
11. A plane
I know a family who had one and it was nothing but trouble.
Just spend the money on first class with easy walkthrough at the gate.
I’m not gonna judge anyone but I just couldn’t get into that
Literally knowing the person you’re f**king doesn’t wanna f**k you would be such a huge turnoff.
Even if you can get into it when you’re h**ny, once you c** you’re gonna hate yourself
13. Properties all over the country
I’d have my main home and a vacation home about an hour away on a lake or on the woods.
The vacation home may or may not have electricity and plumbing.
14. A yacht
A yacht just an all around bad investment that I wouldn’t use often enough to make it worth it.
I’d rather just rent something like that for a 1 night party
15. Supreme merchandise
There’s nothing special about it and I quite frankly don’t see the point in wasting money on brand items similar to that, even if I was wealthy.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go biddy biddy bum for a while.
Where would you draw the line on things to buy?
Tell us in the comments.