Thursday, October 2, 2008

We're all gonna have to eat a lil shit to get by....

Times are tough. It's affecting everyone, some more subtly than others. People are sad and stressed out and resorting to desperate measures to get by.

I have at least 3 friends who are going to move in with their S/O just to save money. Each one of these people are losing sleep over this decision because they wouldn't do it if money wasn't so tight. It's really sad. Ignoring that nagging stomach ache and nervous eye twitch--doing something you know is not right. These couples are not madly in love and some are even borderline unhappy. All are settling. For those of you married folks you are very lucky. I want you to kiss your spouse today because you have each other and you chose each other. Anyway, that's not my point.

People are losing their jobs left and right. The common attitude with regard to finding a new job is that people don't want to start at the bottom. They have specific requirements for pay and location. This is not going to work. We don't get to be picky when the choices are limited. You have to eat a lil shit when times get rough. Sacrifice. But when is your decision too much sacrifice.

Is cohabiting for the sole purpose of saving money a horrible idea? Luckily my move to the condo isn't going quite that far. But it might even be too close for me.

2 comments:

Nichi said...

Moving in to save $$ while on the verge of hating each other would be a bad choice, then your stuck with the joker with noway to get out which would just cause your potential hatred to brew and boil over.
Moving in as a roommate or in your case a rent paying house sitter to save some dough is a completely different story....

pennypincher said...

I really enjoy following your blog. I remember all too well what it was like being a 1L. However, it is an experience of a lifetime. Enjoy it!