There is nothing that bothers myself and others more than watching people waste money for particularly no reason.
It makes myself and others even angrier when people waste my money! I don’t have a lot of money, and I would rather be wise with what I have.
A nice example of this concerns the use of my HVAC units. I will be the first to tell you that I prefer using my HVAC units in my house. I am not a man that will adjust my thermostat to save money, then though I am sure that using my oil furnace or air conditioner less would save money, I am personally not a fan of drastic temperatures. I would rather pay to be comfortable. However, that comfort level should only extend to my home. When I turn on my air conditioner, I expect only to cool my house. When my kids run outside to play, they often leave the door wide open, and it infuriates me. I don’t want to pay money to air-condition my entire neighborhood, during the Winter, my kids don’t leave the door open, but they run in and out often to play in the snow. My oil furnace isn’t and shouldn’t be responsible for heating my entire city. I would literally be cheaper to light money on fire than to pay to heat or cool my city. When they leave the door open, not only do I have to raise my HVAC bills, but all of the heating and cooling for my home escapes outside, defeating the entire purpose. I am trying to teach my children to be more thoughtful about our HVAC use and leaving the door open.