“because cultural conditioning is powerful and the fear of coming off arrogant or self-pitying is…

Ugh, I HATE “must be nice.” I heard this comment recently before I went on a trip to Europe. I’m super frugal and never go out to eat, I cut out cable, etc, so I can go on a nice vacation once a year. My manager asked me where I was going last time and a coworker overheard and commented “Think you’re overpaying her?” Grr. No one knows where you could’ve cut back to be able to afford something that’s more of a priority for you.

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