Monday, November 28, 2005

some dog gone days

Some days it just aint' worth getting out of bed. Today seems to be one of them.

Due to a variety of administrative/logistics issues and unforseen circumstances, there is Absolutely No Cash in the house (save for some loose change). I am really grumpy because many places (like the market!) are cash-only. However, before you rush out to send cash and food packages, don't worry - we'll live: it is only an 8 hour liquidity crises, and everything reverts to normal once Fabien comes home and we go to an ATM ...

This may seem like a morbid reflection the earlier post about being a sucker to beggars, but I really wonder how would we cope if (touch wood) by some catastrophe, we lose all our money? There but for the grace of God go I seems to be the sentiment at the moment.

We take so many many things for granted. And we think we need more to live than we really do. But simple pleasures in life tend to be free. Like playing with my best buddy Olga:

4 comments:

mini said...

hi sharon! surfed on from e's blog. where did u find olga? she's such a cutie!!!! (snippy here btw)

i would not survive a day in a cash only society..i hate using cash (can't seem to keep track of it) i use my credit card even for $3 purchases.the merchants hate me i'm sure hehe

Michael Low said...

You never answered my question...how is Olga related to you?? She's lovely!

Anyway, your current predicament is the main reason we always have a stash of "mad money" in the house. Comes in many different forms; most days its a $50 note tucked away in a spare waller. Worst case scenario (and this drives my wife crazy), I have a piggy bank filled with dollar coins. We've never had to break that one yet....

Clara said...

Seeing as I eat more from hawker centre nowadays (to save money!), I'm likely to have at least $20 in my wallet. But I DO keep an emergency stash of $50 in my house in case I need it. Saying that, I'd better go check and see if it's still there.

S* said...

Just to clarify -- Olga belongs to our neighbour - Massimo, who keeps joking that he should rent Olga to me because I cannot keep my hands of her, and everytime I go and see him, it is only to Olga. Unfortunately for me, Olga's love and loyalty is surely only to Massimo (yes, I am jealous), as well it should be.