We ended up going to the beach so I figured he would turn the air conditioning on before we left so it would be nice and cool when we got back.
There is a big difference between not spending money on something because you genuinely cannot afford it and not spending money on something because you do not want to. I respect people who are frugal because that is the way they chose to live their life. However, I recently had an experience where being frugal affected my own personal comfort. I started dating a guy a few months ago. Everything went really well in the beginning and we seemed to hit it off. I noticed that he was frugal, but I did not realize the extent of his frugality until I stayed at his home. He invited me to stay over for the weekend for the first time. Naturally, I was excited to spend more time with my new boyfriend. It happened to be a really hot weekend, but I figured we could go to the beach or go to a friend’s pool if it was too bad. The worst case scenario is that we could watch movies inside in the comfort of air conditioning. When I first stepped into his house, I noticed that it felt really hot and stale. I did not feel the cool comfort of air conditioning that I was hoping to feel. I let it go because I did not want to be rude. We ended up going to the beach so I figured he would turn the air conditioning on before we left so it would be nice and cool when we got back. I was very wrong. When we got back the air conditioning was still not on! I decided to ask my boyfriend about it. He doesn’t use A/C because he wants to save money. I decided to leave.