When I looked at my bank account this evening it said £222 something and now it’s down to £120 already. What did I spend my money on, you ask?
- Food/cleaning supplies/toiletries
- Two books
- A jewellery box, pair of earrings and a necklace
- Some extra money for doing my washing etc
- A cheap concert ticket
In total I’ve spent just about £100 in what is technically two days and as much as it annoys me, it couldn’t even be helped.
The food is needed, my toilet and such needs to be scrubbed, but I also needed toilet paper otherwise I would of had to have started using the local fallen leaves on the ground. The books I’d been waiting to order for a very long time and I even used a 25% discount on the other three items, however things have gone up by so much that it barely makes a dent.
I understand everyone is in the shit, but it’s not fair that because I enjoy eating hearty meals or appreciate it when my shower room looks nice or want to have a little fun now and again, because of this, I must pay out a ton load for it. I barely bought any food for God’s sake! Hardest thing to admit however is that there are people in university right now who are worse off than me. Maybe I didn’t need a couple of those things but you want to try and feel as comfortable as possible when it comes to living out of your family home, except every company is out to make it horrendously difficult for you.
One question I want to ask id why don’t more places allow student discounts? It’s not as if they’ll be losing much, really. For example, a item of clothing will cost them around 10p to produce + 50p for dispatching + £1 for any other extras = £1.60, but they’ll then retail it at like 15 times that amount, essentially making a fortune out of something that will only be ‘out of season’ a couple of weeks later. How the hell is that fair?
Normally I don’t splurge money, I’m actually rather good at budgeting for every little thing and won’t usually buy anything unless I need it, but sometimes you like to feel special so I admit I’ll get myself that top (usually when it’s on sale, admittedly) or a book. I mean, we’re all only paying thousands in order to get educated, right? So, what’s a little extra?
Personally I don’t think I’m being selfish or becoming a shopaholic, I’m merely exercising my right as a human being to live a normal life as comfortably as possible. I’ve paid my rent and everything else, surely you could cut things down a little more to help some needy people out.
It’s almost cruel what they’re doing, and the fact that my millionaire landlord feels the need to exert his almighty power upon us for paying late and demanding a refund just pisses me off even more! Now-a-days a little food is too much and then the government also ask us why we’re so fat and eat so many ready meals, or tinned foods. The answer in their wallets, I assure you.
Luckily I’ll be returning home soon, but still have to spend around £40 on some Christmas presents for my mum and sister, but I’ll still worry once I get back and until my first year at university is over. For now I just pray that I get a job somewhere or sell something in order to feel as though I’m getting back a little of what I, essentially, threw away.