Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Germany is a cash society. And it's not just any kind of cash... it's colorful cash, in different sizes (depending on the value), complete with gold stripes and designs. I was going through my wallet the other day to pay for something, and I had a €50, €20, €10 and €5... it's like a rainbow in my wallet. For some reason, I can't take Euros seriously. It's like monopoly money, or like a guy wearing a tropical t-shirt. It's simply not meant to be taken seriously.

Never in my life have I earned so little (we're talking NO income in the past month or so, as I haven't had my work permit) and spent so much. I'm not a finance major, but even I know that this isn't the best of all possible worlds, though Candide would argue otherwise.

Let's add my current financial system up:

Groovy Europoly Money + No Income + The Move* = CATASTROPHE, as Greek Kramer would say.

*meaning all I have is what I could haul over here in two suitcases and a backpack... and the consequential need to purchase absolutely everything.

It's also unsettling to realize that within another month or so, I'll probably have spent my entire lifesavings. Sure, it wasn't THAT much (Gig em', Aggies), but nonetheless... cashing my entire lifesavings and then spending in within two months or so seems rather disastrous. So goes the Game of Life, hmm?

Ah, well. We're waiting on a signature from a Top Muenchen Dog, and then I'll officially be a Siemens-BENQ employee... muahaha... and then I'll not only get paid, but I'll be reimbursed for some of my travel expenses.


1 comment:

Rori said...

As long as you are happy, I think that is the most important thing.