Not what you think. Not the typical lament of the newly frugal: My friends go out all the time and I don't want to spend the money. This is the opposite: I have saved enough to do something neat this week, but my friends don't have any money.
I am speaking of 20-something Frugal Son, with his worthy, but low-paying job. All his friends have equally low-paying jobs. Some are worthy; some are merely interim jobs before the next step. Frugal Son has developed his frugal chops, thanks to Mr FS and me. I do like to think that.
He does go out and about with friends. Lately, however, he has had to do some things solo, because none of his friends can afford to go with him.
Hence: a ticket to Cirque de Soleil.
Hence: a solo lunch at Galatoire's.
And even this.