Envy of what? One guy is standing around shouting for chump change. I'm already where I need to be. By crafter's standards I'm poor, but I still manage to tack ~500k onto my reserve every week or so. And I've got tons of anima. There's nothing for me to be envious of.
Evny of being able to do 4 good things at a time, making profit and people happy on the way?
I wonder if they would have been happier if you were going anyways and invited them along for free...