Even though I am in China I can still continue my segment of Financial Tip Friday. This one is pretty easy and didn’t require much thought. Unless it is an extremely special occasion and it better be a good one. DO NOT spend $250 on a glass of wine unless you are with your partner and the celebration is monumental.
The more I look at a couple of days ago I feel almost duped. I feel dumb. I feel taken advantage of. I know that might not have been the intent, but I should know better. This isn’t my first rodeo in a foreign country. I have been to 20 other countries around the world. Maybe I was just looking for some comraderie or whatever. And I am not against spending money, particularly on travel. Mrs. ROB and I have been to over a dozen countries on about five years together. But I object to spending that kind of money at 11am in a foreign country with people I don’t know.
This was a valuable and expensive lesson. I have to know my surroundings better. I won’t stop talking to people, but the next invitation for a drink might be met with some wariness. That may sound harsh, but I have a good reason.