Things We All Do When We're Broke


So, you're out with your friends and want to buy a drink. You haven't checked your bank account in days, but you just got paid a week ago.

You should be fine... right?

Apparently not. You don't know how, but you blew pretty much your entire paycheck in a week... and you still have another week to go.

Here are some of the bizarre things you do just to save a few bucks while you're waiting for that next direct deposit to hit:

1. Ramen becomes your main food group.

It's all you can afford, so you just buy every flavor and hope it's enough variety for you to not get completely sick of it.

2. You contemplate selling your bodily organs.

Do you need your kidneys? What about your hair? Will anyone buy it?

You're so broke, you think living without your vital organs is a better option than trying to survive the next week with the amount of money you have left in your bank account.

3. You hope you get a date so someone will buy you a few drinks.

Yes, you're a strong, independent woman who doesn't need to rely on anyone. But you're tired and hungry, and you're over eating whatever leftovers you have in your fridge.

You just want a nice first date, with a guy who'll buy you a few drinks and maybe a burger. That isn't too much to ask, is it?

4. You try to use the free shampoo and conditioner at the gym so you don't waste the tiny amount you have at home.

It's WAY easier for you to just shower at the gym, since they have all the amenities and you don't have to spend any money.

Hell, you may even go to the gym JUST to shower, since you don't really want to waste your money on your water bill  (or other unnecessary expenses) either.

5. You try to sleep without heat, just to save on your electricity bill.

But you soon freeze, and realize this is a bad idea.

6. Two words: FREE. TRIALS.

Gym trials, Netflix trials, food delivery trials... we name it, you've tried it.

Just remember to cancel before the month is up.

7. You conveniently become a "student" to get a few discounts.

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HOW DARE someone say you haven't been a student in years? And no, you may NOT ask for ID.

You scope out all the places that offer student discounts and pray you look young enough to pass for 18.

You never know, right?

8. You try to use up every bit of spare change you have in your wallet.

Yes, it's super awkward to be the one buying a sandwich at the deli with a bunch of quarters, nickels and dimes.

But what else are you going to do... starve?

When all is said and done, you have to do what you have to do... even if it may be extremely bizarre.