Yes, I am annoyed. Actually, annoyed is not strong enough of a term right now. Why? Quite simply, I am sick of people mocking my attempts at not wasting money.
Case in point... my company periodically allows us to wear jeans to work in exchange for making a $5 donation to one of their charities. Sometimes I do this and sometimes I don't. Recently, we were given this option and a co-worker asked me if I was going to do it. I said no, that I had better used for the $5 this month. She laughed and said I wouldn't even miss that $5 and to stop being so silly.
Then today another coworker and I were discussing gas. I said I might stop and put a gallon of gas in my tank at a station by our office, as I am running low. Then tonight I would fill up at a station by my house that is always cheaper plus I get a credit card rebate for using their gas. The savings per gallon comes to about 15-20 cents by going to the gas station by my house, which is roughly a $3.00 savings. She told me I was stupid for stopping twice for gas just to save a measly $3.00. I was really offended by her remarks. $3.00 is not much but over a year it really adds up. And in my opinion, not wasting $3.00 and, instead, putting it into savings is well worth the effort in the long run.
So, am I crazy for being annoyed? Or is this just par for the course when you are careful with your money.