do you hate bills.....does it hurt you to pay bills

we have to pay bills - Bill irritate me
@apsara60 (6611)
Israel
April 16, 2008 7:11am CST
Dear friends, After working so hard whole month you get the salary and major part of it goes in paying bills. How do you feel. which bill you hate the most. I hate the water bill. Here water is very costly. My hubby is always complaining that me and my children waste water by taking long baths....It irritates me a lot.....Taking bath is also a problem now......... Would love to hear your comments.
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@dpk262006 (56764)
• Delhi, India
17 Apr 08
Yes, you are on the dot and absolutely right, nothing could be more irritating than paying bills, as and when the come. Here in Delhi water bill is not very pinchings, as the electricity bill is. Electricity is quite expensive here in Delhi. In summers when AC runs, the bill of electricity runs into 3000-4000 Rupees, where as the water bill for two months comes out to Rs.100/- only. Then House tax bill, which comes in a year. Regular monthly telephone bills (including landline and mobile) which also make a hole in our pocket. But what to do, for availing certain services, we will have to shell out our hard earned money. We cannot be without water or electricty or for that matter telepone....LOL! Have a great day!
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
17 Apr 08
Hi deepak, yes I have to agree that to get something we always have to pay something......nothing is free...... But it really hurts to give away money for which we worked so hard.....anyway, we have no choice but to accept life as it is and as long as we have jobs and can pay our bills, I think we should not complain.....so have a nice day and lets keep smiling
@dpk262006 (56764)
• Delhi, India
17 Apr 08
Kuchch apney 'bill' tumhey bhijva doon.....payment k liyaye.....assani ho jayegi mujhey.....LOL!
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
17 Apr 08
Well deepak jeee after u send bill to apsara u will be free i will only send u one bill to pay that is electricity kia khiyal bolo Deal ya No deal
@ruby222 (4848)
16 Apr 08
Its really frustrating yes....we have our wages and then as soon as we hae them they are given out to the different people who want them!!! Its a problem that i think most of us have...but i suppose as long as we have money to pay the bills and pay for our shopping thats the main thing in life.
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
17 Apr 08
you are right ruby, it is scary to even think if we had no money but only bills........ Hope nobody will ever get trapped into such a scary situation. Thanks for your reply and have a nice day.
@ruby222 (4848)
17 Apr 08
Your welcome xx
@Elixiress (3891)
16 Apr 08
I only have to pay a phone bill at the moment, so it is not too bad. I don't know anyone that likes paying bills though, but without the things that they pay for, they would complain more. The bill that bothers me the most is the TV one, where you pay for channels that do not have adverts in the middle of the program, while getting the channels that do have adverts for free. I hate adverts, but I would rather have sit through adverts than paying for 3 minutes advert free time.
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
17 Apr 08
oh you are very lucky dear if you have to pay only one bill......I wish I was at your place....... I hate all the bills, including TV....anything that takes away weight from my purse bothers me........ Thanks for your reply and have a bill less day.......
@Elixiress (3891)
17 Apr 08
I am sure you will not have had to pay bills while you were living with your parents and in full time education either.
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
Sometimes, when i don't have enough money i gets irritated when i see bill of statement. I hate bills when i don't have that much money. I am still working on this new plan of how to save money and be ready for the coming of bills. I have to have a passive income to not be irritated.
@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
21 Apr 08
Hi grecy, nice to see you. Yeah me too , I not only get irritated looking at the bills, but this irritation effects also my other day today routine.......cannot live in peace due to these bills.....
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I hate it but that is the way it goes. I am hoping that it changes someday though. I hate all of my bills. they are outragious. My utility bills eat us alove. They are higher than my house payment. My water and sewer bill together is awful. It runs about $120.00 per month when alot of other people pay like $40.00 per month in my area.
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
17 Apr 08
HI stephy , how are you today. Yes I know dear, you had mentioned in some of my other discussions about how hard you are working for your family. I can only pray for you and hope that God does some miracle and shower his blessings on you and your family and help you to get rid of this burden of bills. Be strong dear and have a great day.
16 Apr 08
My partner is on a very low wage and I am unemployed so our bills are a constant source of depression for us. We have to scrimp and save hard these days, just to get by, and I know that while I try my best, it is very hard going. I do get very depressed about the bills, especially as it seems that everything is going up in price these days, so it's sometimes really painful paying the bills.
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
17 Apr 08
Please don't get depressed dear, things will be better sooner or later. Why don't you try to find a job. Do you have small kids at home.......When you feel depressed, think about those homeless people who will feel so lucky to exchange place with you.......always look at people who are less lucky than you and you will thank God for whatever he has given you. I do the same thing. Have a nice day dear and keep smiling.
@mlucas43 (39)
• United States
16 Apr 08
After paying bills for 13 years mostly by myself and raising 4 children and a bf who at the time just paid my loan pmt that i got for him and then he moved out, i live with a guy who takes and pays all the bills now with the help from my two boys that live with us and work. He constantly complains about the heating bill and the water bill. Yes the water bill is a little higher now i dont work but it shouldnt be but it is. I dont take a shwer any more than i did when i was working. once a day. I dont put any money into the bills cause i didnt make enough first off when he met me. I am doing schooling for Medical transcription so i can get a better job. Then i will have to start helping pay some of these bills. I also get tired of hearing about how much this is or that. well guess what, he wanted to live together. lol. oh well. I has to get better i am sure.
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
17 Apr 08
Dear mlucas, you really deserve appreciation for handling the situation so well. Ups and downs are part of life dear........I am sure sooner or later you will be relieved from this burden of bills. Take it easy friend, God will help all of us. Thanks for your reply and have a nice day.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I hate paying bills! By the time the bills are paid there is no money left to have fun with. There are just to many bills to have to pay heat, lights, cable, phone, internet, credit cards, car payments, personal loan I just wish they would all go away and let me keep my money!
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
17 Apr 08
oh my dear!!!!, you are not the only one who is going through this, and your dream is everybody's dream here. Some people are lucky and their dream comes true, some are like us who keep hope that some day our dreams will also come true....still lets be happy because besides money I think we are lucky in many other ways. Have a nice day.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
21 Apr 08
Well, I do feel bad that most of the money goes to pay bills. But that's the first thing I do...pay the bills. I will not be able to enjoy the rest of the money till I pay the bill. hmmm....the worst bill for me will be the maintenance we pay every month for the apartment....it's one of the highest in this area and is around Rs 3,200 for our 3 bedroom apartment! Even though the electricity bills have increased a bit (and hubby does complain)...it has been compensated by the telephone bills coming down for us.
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
22 Apr 08
Hi Sandiya.....like you I too make it a point to pay the bills as soon as possible and get rid of this burden, but then for how long.......soon the month is over and again you are burdened by same lot of bills.......so irritating.........these bills have taken away 70% of peace and pleasure from our lives........I wish we had money falling from sky to pay bills....
@SViswan (12071)
• India
23 Apr 08
lol..I tried to plant the money tree...but I don't have green fingers and everytime I tried to water it...the plant withered!
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
24 Apr 08
some plants are very kanjoos.....lol
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
17 Apr 08
Hi Apsara u r very right the amount of bills and taxes is increasing day by day Value of Money is decreasing day by day And Worse part Raise in salary is not according to Increase in inflation So result is buying power of Consumer is decreasing day by day ( exceptions are there too) and after paying all taxes and bills, u wonder how u fulfil other expenses??? And with Global warming, acid rain and issue like this the main problem which whole world will be facing So hope for best really Sad and heart touching post for all employeesss Take care
@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
21 Apr 08
Hi cupid, Yeah I know you understand things as good as I understand them. Rich people are rich and poor are poor, but the most suffering people are we middle class people who spend almost their whole life trying to live a normal life. Middle class people don't have any savings, and their self respect don't allow them to borrow or beg.......the rest you understand , don't you.....so these bills and taxes are real curse for average citizens. But do we have any choice...life continues.....and we survive some how........
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
21 Apr 08
hi Apsara i agree with each of ur words and understand that though world is claiming too much advancement, technology , each and every thing, but still Poverty is increasing, natural resources are decreasing Thats sad But wish u all the best and sure have no other option then to pay all bills and taxes Take care
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
22 Apr 08
Thanks for your good wishes cupid.......of course they give me moral support. Have a nice day.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I have gotten used to paying the bills including high rent, since I moved to California! There is enough to keep a roof over my head and utilities paid, so I cannot complain much! It comes down to choices that we make, as we know how much we have to spend in a month! Each month we can try to be more careful in our spending, even on necessities! Our water bill arrives every other month, and it is not too bad! If you want to find out if your shower takes more water than your bath, plug up the tub while you are showering, and if it fills up, then you should take a bath to save water!
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
21 Apr 08
Hi olivemai, yeah like you we all are now used to paying bills, do we have any choice. Thanks for your tip, I will try it.....thanks for your reply and have a nice day.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
22 Apr 08
There are so many ways to save but we have to figure out which ways are the best!
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Yeah, I hate paying bills too, but whenever I get them all paid, It sure does feel good, but by that time its usually time to start all over again on next months bills. The bill I hate the most is the electric bill, it gets high in the summer because we have to use the A/C, then in the winter we use the fireplace and it has an electric blower on it. I also hate the satellite bill, it keeps getting higher and higher, and there are alot of channels I could do without. I wished they would let you choose what channels you want and don't want, it would be worth the money then...
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
24 Apr 08
Even if they will let you choose your channels, how much money you think you can save.........other bills are always there waiting.....well we have accept this bitter fact that we have to pay bills to live.... Thanks for your reply.
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
21 Apr 08
well, that is life i suppose... nothing is free in this world... we have to pay for everything that we use... for me, my mortgage will be the highest burden that i have to pay every month... especially with the increase of interest rates... makes it really hard for me and hubby to catch up... then comes the fuel (second highest) and then food (similar amount)... and after we pay all of our bills, we barely have any money left to save...
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
21 Apr 08
Don't even remind me of the mortgage, that is the saddest part of my bills and it hurts me because I am paying so much morgage for such a small house and it really irritates me ,frustrates me and takes away my right to be happy......life is bitter .........ssshhhhhhhh....anyway, thanks for your reply.
• India
20 Apr 08
It does hurt to pay bills. It does for everyone. All your hardearned money goes just like that in minutes and there is nothing you can do about it. I hate the current bill the most. It is the only significant bill that we pay. I get water in here for free.
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
21 Apr 08
[b]what!!!!! water free!!!!!![b].....I don't believe this, you mean you can take bath as long as you want, wow you are the luckiest I think.........so now you don't have to feel sorry, because we are paying electric bill as well as water bill while you have only electric Bill......so be happy. Have a nice day.
• United States
18 Apr 08
I dont mind paying bills because you're using a service or product or money from somebody, and then paying them for the service. If you dont want to pay bills, dont use things. Sure I hate writing checks and giving away my money, but Im the one that spent it in the first place... What really makes me mad is taxes that we HAVE to pay that go to things we dont want or use.
@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
21 Apr 08
ok in your case if it is not bills then it is taxes that upsets you..... but there is a reason to feel sad....this is life........Thanks for your reply and have a nice day.
@crackhead (1826)
• India
17 Apr 08
Bills bills, every month first week i have to clear all my bills. If not in which case i will have to loose internet as well as phone connections. My Major chunk of the bills are phone and internet. These two bills account to 15% of my salary and thats some thing which i have to keep in control. We also pay Electricity, Cable TV, Water, House rent, Garbage man, Milk, Grocerries and Maid. All the will acount to 30% of my salary and i will be left with just 55% poor me . But yeah thats how life is cannot save much out of what i earn .
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• United States
17 Apr 08
i'm very upset with myself for running up some credit cards.i'm trying to pay a little more than the minimum. i have to agree, water bills are not fun.
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
21 Apr 08
Don't get upset friend and don't blame yourself. It is not your fault, even if you had not made mistakes, bills would still attack you.....so just relax. Thanks for your reply and have a nice day.
@popocan (222)
• Hong Kong
17 Apr 08
I think taking bath saves more water! not a long bath though :) It seems that you and your children enjoy taking long bath very much, so why not?? perhaps cutting cost on other things?? I'm ok with all my bills except the electricity bill for the summer period. We always have a hot summer here in Hong Kong, my family and I just can't stand the heat so we must have our air conditioning on the whole day. The monthly bill is a disaster, we always end up paying almost twice as much we do for other season, so sad...
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
21 Apr 08
Hi popocan, yeah it is sad that we have to pay so much but at-least you can enjoy air conditioning and live like human beings......., Wonder how are people on streets of hong kong living without Ac.......thanks for your reply.
@touchnshine (2821)
• India
4 May 08
Hi Dear Yes I really don't like to pay bill .. infact I think .. ki yahaan par koi bhi aisa nahi hoga jo kahega ki ussey bill pay karna pasand hai ... lol. Just imagine koi aisa din ho jab -- hamare bills automatically pay ho jaayeing aur humein 1 Rs. bhi dene na pade .. It will be really like ...........wowwwwwww... I know ki aisa nahi hoga but kehne mein kya harz hai ??
@rb200406 (1825)
• India
26 Apr 08
Bills have to be paid.Even if they hurt us.It is pinching but we have to .There is no alternative.