Today is Pay Day (hooray! Also, I never would have guessed but you make considerably more money when you work full-time rather than 15 hours a week. This revelation shocked me, frankly).
Pay Day means two things. First, that money will appear, as if by magic, in my account at 12:01 a.m. (I do not understand people who don’t take advantage of direct deposit).
Secondly, it means that most of the office will go out to lunch. And when they ask me if I want anything and I say “no” (because I am the world’s largest cheapskate) they will inevitably counter with my favorite line in the world:
“But it’s pay day!”
Did I miss the memo? Does extra money arrive with your pay check that can be used only for lunch the day you get paid? Is lunch actually free on pay day? (And by the way, my office gets paid twice a month, so sometimes it’s Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday. It’s not like it’s always pay day AND Friday).
Frankly, I find this attitude perplexing. It’s all just money, whether or not it’s from today or from three weeks ago, isn’t it?
Am I the only one who feels this way or does food really taste more delicious when it’s purchased with fresh hot cash?