@Eric18 Except Montreal! I was doing a hypothetical "what if I got a job in X city" search and real estate in Montreal is surprisingly cheap. Best city ever. I miss it so hard.
I spent something like £1,500 (my half, apparently) on a pointless holiday to Portugal with my overspending, alcoholic exboyfriend. Every time I said I couldn't afford something (generally "more cocktails" but also "unnecessary 5* hotel") he said he would get it (he earned over three times as much money as me, for reference). I do not understand how I ended up paying for 50% of this waste of a week. We broke up a month later. I'm not still bitter about it or anything.
I didn't realize I needed one... but now maybe I must also buy myself a SAD lamp? Will it help me get out of bed in the morning? Because if I set my alarm for earlier than 8 am, I lie there starting at my phone (or the ceiling) for about half an hour before dragging my sorry ass to the shower. I am le tired. And I get 8 hours of sleep every night.
Also - it only just occurred to me today (after working primarily from home for the last 6 months) - but in addition to the mental health/ insanity implications of not leaving the house for the majority of the day, working from home also means becoming a Seriously Sedentary Person. I used to walk at least 30? 40? 60? minutes a day from the house -> train -> work + occasional walks to bathroom/ lunch place, etc. Now my longest bit of exercise is walking downstairs to the kitchen when I want food or coffee. So I just ran up and down the stairs for the 2 minutes while my kettle boiled. That counts, right?
The thing is... her email isn't even clever, funny or terribly amusing. I can imagine she must have been real pain in the ass to work with.
@Kthompson I am the same. Tattoo needles are not a problem... but I can't so much as watch someone get a shot on TV without hyperventilating.
I live in England, so no, I am not familiar with this practice.
Hold on a minute. So there are people who don't partake in "workplace Internet leisure browsing”? Who are these people and what are they doing at work all day long?
@cmcm I have not made payments every single month... so perhaps you have hit the nail on the head...
@sea ermine Unfortunately sending a check isn't an option as I live in the UK, so it's already a pain in the ass enough figuring out how to send payments for these things.