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..!