However, it's a fine line when purchasing knickknacks and nonsense of any variety to give appearances, while struggling. It sounds idiotic from outside, but when in that atmosphere of buying rounds (everyone does it, your turn now, what do you mean you won't pay?!), buying good clothes (we all wear these brands here, keeps up an appearance, and better not see that tired blazer on Monday), easy to run into snags. For everyone thinking 'Well, I won't go, problem solved'..."Gerald's too cheap to come to a night out. He never was a team player. Or good.' (Everything will fall under scrutiny). "Amy's not here, surprise, surprise. Better than last board meeting. Fire her?"