Recognise any of these people?

Gareth @ Vibe
November 1, 2019

It would be pretty boring if all our friends were the same, right? One of the best things about a group of mates is everyone comes with their own habits, quirks and opinions. But what about when the subject of money comes up? You might recognise some of these…

The person you rely upon to sort everything: from travel plans and accommodation to working out who owes what. As well as organising other people’s lives, they’ll often be the one left to pay for everything and chase for money weeks/months later.   

Likes:  Sending people an itinerary.
Dislikes:
Credit card statements.
Most used phrase: “My bank details are…”

Suffers from FOMO. The only way to ensure they don’t miss out on anything is to agree to everything. They’ll say yes to a holiday in Ibiza, playing five-a-side, a spin class, brunch, you name it. Then they’ll bail at the last minute with a lame excuse.

Likes: The idea of doing stuff.
Dislikes:
Doing stuff.
Most used phrase: “I’m stuck at work.”

Hopefully you’ll have more than one, but there’s always a decent person in the group who does things by the book: paying the organiser back quickly, chipping in for a taxi and going home at a sensible hour. Everyone aspires to be this person, but being good is hard work. 

Likes: Catching up.
Dislikes:
Arguments.   
Most used phrase: “Who wants a drink?”  

They have one strategy: delay payment as long as possible and hope people forget or get sick of asking them for money. They’ll have an army of excuses ready: I get paid next week, I’ll pay you when I see you, I don’t have online banking, the dog ate my bank card, yada, yada, yada.      

Likes:
Going to the toilet when it’s their round.
Dislikes:
People asking them for money. 
Most used phrase: ”I’ll do it tomorrow.”

Tags along to social events, but will try and talk everyone into the cheapest option or moan about the price of things. Never tips, collects vouchers, knows when happy hour is and if you’re collecting for charity, expect a £2.50 donation.          

Likes: Cycling.
Dislikes:
Taxis.
Most used phrase: “I didn’t have a starter.”