My life is absurd.
In case you read this regularly and don’t already know that, this is a reminder of it. 😛
Continuing my unpacking the other day, I wanted to get my desk space set up, so I can actually use it for my school work and writing and photo work, right?
Okay, so, I’m unpacking the box labeled “Komputertisch” – for some reason, I almost always label my moving boxes in German, without even thinking about it -, and I find a small pile of a ten dollar bill and about an equal value in one dollar bills.
No biggie – I set cash down all the time, and then end up adding it to a savings account of some sort when I re-find it, after having forgotten about it for a while.
I continue unpacking the box, putting things in their new homes, and then I pull out a pile of 500 dollars.
Okay, this is the money to go deposit, now that the dentist paperwork is completed, I think.
(Because I’ll pay with my card, but didn’t want the money to get lost in my bank account before everything was handled.)
I set the money aside, to insert in an envelope later, to take to the bank this week.
I pull out something else from the box, and find underneath this next object…. another small pile of money.
Actually, this one is much, much larger… it is mostly twenties, but it also has some fifties in it… and it ends up being 890 dollars.
What??!…. What is this money now???
I add the ten from earlier to it, because that is too weird an amount for me, but I keep the ones and the dentist money separate from the stack, because they’re ‘different money’. 😛
After several minutes of contemplation, I recall that it was from all the nannying I did, where the mom would leave cash for everything we would go do, and I would use my card actually to pay for those activities… so I’d end up with a lot of twenties – many more than my wallet would hold -, but I don’t want to have to go to the bank ever to get cash, so I usually keep some cash available to me… this was just more than usual, because of the specific situation and its having continued for quite some time.
Okay, that makes total sense… glad I worked that out.
I remove two more or so things from the box, getting almost to the end of it, now, and what do I find?
It looks like a folded twenty and ten.
It actually is a twenty folded around four hundred dollar bills…
Seriously?…. you’re absurd, child, I think, talking inwardly to myself (though I repeated the Seriously? of disbelief aloud, in a similar fashion to SNL’s “Weekend Update” Really?! segments).
At that point, nothing came to mind for this one, so I just let it go – it could have very well been birthday money, or something like that, but I knew it wasn’t destined to anything specific, because of the bills involved (I don’t do hundreds for paying things), so I let it go.
I put the dentist money into an envelope and with my bag, as planned, to take to the bank, and I piled up the rest together, making it all ‘the same money’, still unsure as to what precisely to do about it.
It wouldn’t surprise me if, somewhere down the road, I come across this pile of money that I have since today forgotten, because I didn’t want to put it into my bank account, and let myself suddenly think that it was okay to spend more money than I have been lately, because I would have seen a higher amount in the account… 😛
Totally absurd, right?