There is nothing that bothers me more than enjoying people waste money for absolutely no reason.
It makes me even angrier when people waste our money! I don’t have a lot of money, and I would rather be wise with what I have.
A fantastic example of this problems the use of our Heating and A/C units. I will be the first to tell you that I love using our Heating and A/C units in our house. I am not a lady that will adjust our thermostat to save money, then though I am sure that using our oil furnace or air conditioning less would save money, I am personally not a fan of dire un-even temperatures. I would rather pay to be comfortable. However, that comfort level should only extend to our home. When I turn on our air conditioning, I expect only to cool our house. When our 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 our entire neighborhood, and during the Winter, our 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 our entire city. I would literally be cheaper to light money on fire than to pay to heat or cool our city. When they leave the door open, not only do I have to raise our Heating and A/C bills, but all of the heating and cooling for our home escapes outside, defeating the entire purpose. I am trying to teach our children to be more thoughtful about our Heating and A/C use and leaving the door open.