Or what the inability to postpone self-gratification can do to your finances.
I withdrew P500 from the ATM before I went home from work today, thinking that it would be enough for me for the next couple of days. I’m working from home tomorrow, and the next few days afterwards are holidays that I have no plans for, so where would I spend P500, right?
Wrong. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of stepping inside Megamall. I saw on the magazine stand that the April issue of Marie Claire is already available, and I had to have one, since I had an article in it. Impatient-me just couldn’t wait until I could drop by the Summit office in Galleria to ask one for free. There goes P125.
Parking fee took away another P35, so I went home with P340.
At 6pm, my mom said she was going out. “There’s food ready for you to cook when you get hungry,” she said. But I was already hungry, and so was my sister. So we decided to have P200 worth of McDonald’s take-out because we couldn’t wait 30 minutes for the food to get cooked.
P140 left. Sheesh. I’m going to have to withdraw again tomorrow.
At 9pm, our laundry lady arrives to pick up our dirty clothes. “Can I ask for an advance payment so I can buy detergent?”
And there goes the rest of my money.