Thursday, February 12, 2009

Easy Come, Easy Go

Yesterday I participated in non-invasive research for $30, cold cash. Transit costs detracted from the benefits but the appointment only took an hour. Gone less than 24 hours later, totally spent on food (and never making it to my spreadsheet).

I like to take "surprise" cash and keep it separate from the stream, allowing frivolous behavior like picking up breakfast in the morning. It feels good, the feeling of careless money. I would suppose that for someone who had a lot of trouble with spending, careless money is like drugs to an addict, and maybe if I were really frugal I wouldn't find this pleasurable at all.

But I do. So into the special red pouch it went, and went again.

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