I'm having a conversation with a couple of my friends at the minute and I think my words are falling on deaf ears because of my voice.
We're talking about saving money, personal budgets and saving. This friend knows I'm a bit of a tightwad, good at saving and like to get the most for my money, and I think that's what is leading to her not giving any weight to my words. She's fairly materialistic, or at least likes her consumption to be quite obvious - things with names on, big brands etc. Unless it's furniture I'm not really like that at all (I used to be). She translates this as me buying cheap stuff I think, I don't buy that much cheap stuff, I just buy what I like or what is good enough to do the job.
We were talking last night about make up. I mentioned maybe watching some vlogs, I'd watched a really good one via Ann's blog about applying highlighter, saying she might find out about some good products or ways to get the best from the products. She cut me dead saying she wanted a particular brand and that was that, which is fair enough but seems a bit odd. I think I just find it weird that if you're interested in something you wouldn't want to find out about that subject in order to make a good decision.
When it comes down to it, I don't mind whether she saves money or not, I'm not interested in talking her into living more like me - I don't think my lifestyle is one that people should aspire to, it just works for me, I just found it quite funny that sometimes the messenger seems to be more important than the message.