a few weeks ago i went to eat chinese and with the bill i picked a fortune cookie with the above illustrated message in it. how encouraging! two weeks later i entered my bank only to find out i went minus on my account. this due to an accumulation of bills and credit costs happening all at once.
it was quite fascinating to see how i reacted. my ego was very hurt. i am usually very responsible and i have never been a big spender. so i kept feeling like a looser. in fact, the feeling of failure was stronger than any worries about how to manage without a cent.
getting around without spending money actually became like a challenging game. no more ‘oh i feel like goats cheese tonight, lets buy some’ but the first rule of the game of being broke was: only eat what is in the house. be creative.
and man, i can be creative if i have to! i haven’t been this broke since….i was a student? and i am not proud to say it. but hell, you guys don’t mind me telling the truth, do you? you will still like me a bit, won’t you?
soon enough it is december, which means a new paycheck and a tougher pirate. amen.
update 16.37: the ants have occupied my box or cereals. i draw two conclusions from this, 1. never buy sweetened cereals if you live in an ant infested area 2. no cereals until the new paycheck.