Is it rude to ask someone how they afford things?
- SCATTY cLv 56 months agoFavorite Answer
Yes, its rude.
And depending on who you ask, could land you a punch on the nose !
- FoofaLv 76 months ago
Yes. Money, along with politics and religion, is one of the trifecta of things that shouldn't be discussed in polite company.
- 6 months ago
It seems to be OK in America, but in Britain it would be very rude. In America people always ask weird things, like how much you make, how much you paid for your car, things like that.
- GEEGEELv 76 months ago
I think it's rude. Tacky. A person can have other sources of income, or help with expenses. I know several people who are on family member's cell phone plans, which frees up money for other things.
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- 6 months ago
I don't think so. Some people only think that's rude because they earn money illegally.
- CousinLv 66 months ago
Yes, it is what Society used to call "Sordid" actually. But that does NOT mean that it does not matter! Far from it. Society is more concerned about how people afford things than anything else. It is just classier to finesse finding out instead of being direct. Nowadays, people are taught in classless things like Group Therapy to be "direct". But being Direct is truly classless. It is actually classier to snoop around and spy on people, rather than showing one's poor taste by asking direct questions about their money.
- LitaLv 66 months ago
Yes, their finances are none of your business.
- LiverGirl98Lv 76 months ago
Can depend on the context of the conversation and the relationship/connection between the person asking the question and the recipient of the question. Some people are comfortable discussing finances, both their own and others, some people not so much.
- PearlLv 76 months ago
i dont think so, just let thern know you want to know so you can do it too
- .Lv 66 months ago
Not rude but rather inconvenient. It all depends how that person will take it.
- Anonymous6 months ago
pretty 'tacky' ...................