This is amazing. I want to know more. I could read about this for hours.
This sounds just exploitative and not good at all.
My taxes here are pretty much exactly 1/3 of my gross salary. It's so sad.
@CJ Cregg Buying a good chef's knife is always worth it.
@Stina Neither, it's a guilty pleasure that I imported with me and watch on the internet. Sometimes you just need to veg out, and mostly play Threes on your phone while something is running in the background, and I just have an eternal love for Lisa Vanderpump ... plus, to be honest, German TV makes the Real Housewives look like Downton Abbey mixed with The Wire.
Around 5 pm on Friday I started feeling the scratchy throat of an impending cold, so I spent most of the weekend on the couch with the Real Housewives. I did make one trip to the supermarket and drug store, spending a total of €51, which was pretty much my estimate anyway, so thats that!
I have no idea what I'm doing this weekend, but I have 120 € to last me until Wednesday, sooooooooooo I'll estimate 50 € for this weekend and leave it at that :)
I have a fun story about this. After I was made the head of the English translation team at my last job, I was going to attend a trade fair and needed business cards and so I needed a job title. I approached my boss about this and he suggested "Lead linguist", which I'm sorry, isn't a "thing". So I tried not to be offended by this, and politely replied saying I'd prefer "Head of English Translations", since that actually described my job. He agreed, and then gave the other 2 in my team the title "Lead linguist" in their email signatures. That's right. They were BOTH "lead linguists" whatever that means. I think he just liked that title and wanted to use it. I've also been called a "mitstreiter" in the workplace in Germany, which is something like "comrade-in-arms" and is weirdly militant?
This weekend was a million times lazier than anticipated and I still spent SO much. Friday: pretty terrible birthday party. BF and I got very drunk to make it bearable. I spent €30 on a bday present, 7 € on a bottle of wine, and then 5 € on drunk pizza on the way home and 5 € for a cab instead of taking the subway 2 stops bc BF was feeling very queasy. Saturday: hungover lazy day. We cancelled our hair appointments, slept a lot, and spent the rest of the day catching up on crappy reality tv. Spent 20 € on hangover-curing fried chicken and soda. Worth every greasy penny. Sunday: met friends at a ridiculously expensive (but apparently tres authentic) French bakery and spend 20 € on 4 mini quiches. Then went to a craft beer bar, spend 12 € tasting delicious beers. Then, slightly tipsy, I decided to treat the BF to a giant burger because TREAT YOSELF. So that was another 35 € for the two of us, but he's broke this month and I was in a spendy mood. Total: 135 €, mainly on food and booze. Trying to embrace it and not feel guilty!
@annecara Glad to hear the ballet was excellent!