Earlier today I was complaining about how I spent my “entertainment” budget for the whole month this past weekend while out with my friends and a co-worker pointed out to me how this is one of the two months during the year where we get three paychecks instead of the usual two. I was so overjoyed with this news that I wasn’t even sure how to handle it. I completely forgot about the wonderful months where there are five Fridays and therefore I get three paychecks. It’s like winning the lottery without spending my child support payments on scratch off tickets. (Okay, so I don’t actually make child support payments, most likely because I don’t have any children. But I always think that when people are buying lottery tickets that money really should be going someplace else.)
So after this joyous news I am now faced with the conundrum of trying to figure out the best way to use this “bonus money which I earned”. Honestly I should sock it away in the bank so I can actually buy that new car in September, but seeing as it is only January that doesn’t seem like a fun use of it. But saving is not the patriotic thing to do. How are we supposed to turn this economy around if we aren’t out there purchasing things we don’t really need?
The big question is which sector of the economy would benefit the most from the surplus change?
Grocery Store: Sure food is a necessity, but that being said it means it is a necessity for everyone. Which means that others are out there shopping for food which means I don’t really need to be.
Gas Station: Of course I drive my car, almost everyday, to and from work. But I have decided that if the person who parks next to me at my apartment refuses to move their car and allow the place to plow, I am just going to siphon their gas into my own tank, thus saving me from having to buy gas. Oh yeah, and I think the oil companies have enough of my money.
Medical Expenses: I don’t really go to the doctor. I mean, why would we have WedMD if it wasn’t for the purpose of self diagnosis?
So most likely it will go to one of three places: Target, Best Buy, or a selection of bars that I frequent with co-workers and friends. Because those places need to be stimulated.
~The Office Scribe
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