Today was the day of the first pay check..

The irony was that the money seemed to go out as quickly as it came in thanks to housing rent and payment of loans for a number of house-related deposits among other things..

What happened to the supposed delight at getting the first paycheck?

I asked a friend about it and she just said ‘loans’ and shrugged.

I remember my (late) uncle taking us out with his first pay-check and buying everyone a small gift. Nice small joys..

Given my family is in India, I guess the joy would come once my experimental bank transfer to India works.

Somehow, I still haven’t felt the joy, the raw delight, the deliriousness at receiving the first ever fruits of hard work in the ‘real world’! And I must do something about that..!