Monday, February 06, 2006
Somebody Stop Me!!!
Some 3 months ago, I'd recd the 'promise' of a sum of 16K as an incentive for the last half year that I'd worked at my previous company. I was so happy on receiving this 'promise' that without waiting for the actual money to come in, I went ahead and bought the complete Calvin & Hobbes collection for 6.5K (I wrote about it in one of my earlier posts in November)! As if this was not enough, I also purchased a 29" CTV in the same month, 'using' some of the money from the 16K. The cheque for the amount came in only a couple of weeks ago, so it was 'new money' now. Couldn't resist the temptation, went online and bought the complete Asterix collection for 9K! Its just been delivered to my office!
As usual, my colleagues are completely shocked at my extravagance and are saying that I'm mad, but I really couldn't care less. The way I look at it, I'm slogging my ass off so that I can do stuff that makes ME happy. So, anything that goes towards fulfilling this objective is a perfectly reasonable decision! So, maybe, just maybe, I'm not that crazy after all! What say???
(a)You are NOT crazy!
(b) I agree with the idea that you need to get what you want because you are working for it. I mean who else will do that?
But do please watch out and save (or keep saving) for a rainy day. :)
I agree with AFJ, do think about saving some.Extra cash always comes in handy.
you're totally crazy. and those C&H and Asterix collections will make it worse. pack them off to me right away! i'll keep them safe for you till you return to sanity.
warm regards :p,
EU: Thank you too for the certificate (though it is diametrically opposite to AFJ's) :-) Saving? Thankfully, it is taking care of itself, without me having to worry too much about it. I just wanted these books to be financed from 'outside', hence the 'elaborate planning' :-)
asuph: Thanks, but no thanks. I'd prefer the Chinese feather torture over parting with my books :-)
Vamsee: Yup, that's the spirit :-)
btw, welcome to JDMHC (I've suddenly decided to use the short form of my blog name, just like QSQT, RDB, HAHK, JJWS etc.) :-)
I'm with u completely....u know u r sane when u do perfectly insane things like this....enjoy it while the going is good...but yeah, keep an eye on ur expenses.