There are two types of days: pay day and every day in-between pay day. Those days in between pay day unfortunately make up the majority of of our time and it can be a major bummer to think about. The hardest days are the ones leading up to pay day where you start trying to stretch pennies and ask yourself if you really need to go buy more toilet paper.
1. Having regrets for purchases in the distant past.
2. Using every last morsel of food in your kitchen.
which one of my flatmates is cooking a single chicken nugget … i cba pic.twitter.com/O1rxacxA2o
— holly (@holly_warcup) May 1, 2019
3. Being in complete denial about your finances.
[checks bank account] more fake news smh
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) January 11, 2017
4. Getting creative to avoid paying a gym membership.
5. Considering all your options in the worst of times.
MUGGER: GIVE ME YOUR PURSE OR I'LL SHOOT YOU
ME: *realize I won't have to pay student loans back if I'm dead*
ME: I'm thinking.
— jade (@TheDreamGhoul) February 24, 2015
6. Constantly being in a bad mood.
a guy next to me on the subway just opened his bank app, saw he had $27 in his checking account, shook his head all pissed off, then immediately went to spotify and turned on the mood booster playlist
— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) April 2, 2018
7. Managing a crisis with ingenuity.
8. Being charged a fee for having no money.
“money is fake!!!” I scream as I careen myself into another overdraft fee
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) March 28, 2018
9. Counting your bread.
10. Blaming your situation on the system instead of yourself.
Me listening to my bank read me back the charges realizing none of them are fraud & my ass just can't save money pic.twitter.com/MkW0HkHrSP
— Drebae♉️ (@Drebae_) March 15, 2017
11. Wondering aloud why you ever went to college.
[commercial for college]
*person shoveling money into furnace*
Narrator: Don't you wish there was a better way?
— oxygenplug (@oxygenplug) January 26, 2015
12. Considering mooching off family and friends.
“Hello darkness my old friend.”
Darkness: I’m not lending you any money.
— summer goth 🦇 (@NicCageMatch) November 22, 2015
13. Looking up to coupon shoppers as the thrifty goddesses they are.
14. Saying no to necessities.
Cashier: do you want to buy a bottle of water for $1? The money goes to charity
Me [pretty thirsty]: I already had some water a few days ago
— David Hughes (@david8hughes) May 12, 2017
15. Appealing for an ‘IOU’ instead of an up-front payment.
ROBBER: give me all of your money
ME: shit can i venmo you
— erin chack (@ErinChack) February 7, 2017
16. Digging yourself deeper by engaging in retail therapy.
Millenial culture is having no money, constantly being worrying about money, then treating yourself to something because you've been worrying so much and now you're worrying about money again
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) August 24, 2018
17. Trying to entertain yourself on a budget.
When you’re low on money, getting stoned and looking at pictures of helicopters counts as seeing a movie
— Dan Sheehan (@ItsDanSheehan) March 26, 2018
18. Remembering the good times of when you had money two weeks ago.
me on payday vs me a day after payday pic.twitter.com/5lXXmdyvA4
— Chris Sotto (@chrismsotto) August 28, 2018
19. Tossing aside your own morals for any stream of cash.
me:i would never sell out on social media
broke me:Just tried this Fit LeGs tea & boy r my legs are fitter than ever! They r just so healthy
— beth mccoll (@imteddybless) April 25, 2017
20. Still finding a way to buy $12 cocktails at a happy hour.
i'm not broke, i just don't have money for anything besides booze, HUUUGE DIFFERENCE
— Marissa A. Ross (@MarissaARoss) July 24, 2013