Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Boys Night Out

I and 7 teammates from my previous work have this thing on Wednesdays. We would hie off somewhere in the metro after work. Have dinner. Drink a few beers. Talk about the most mundane of topics to the more serious ones. Sometimes we would cap the night over coffee at Starbucks.

If I was from outside looking in we would look like college boys celebrating the end of final exams. Boisterous. Loud. Carefree. Except that we would be on business attires. And harassed after spending a day racking our brains. Or, in my case, keeping my sanity intact while having nothing to do at work.

Age knows no barriers in the group. The youngest is in their early 20s, the eldest in the early 30s. The night would always be fun but leaves a minor dent on the pocket.

THAT poses a problem for me. I'm almost broke and plan to save more after purchasing Efa. And spending hundreds of pesos every week on alcohol is not helping.

I'm at a bind. Should I go on AWOL for a while? Or should I not? W

We'll see in 11 hours...

21 comments:

gillboard said...

awol from work, or from the night out?

The Scud said...

night out. sobrang gastos. isip pa ako ng dahilan. :D

the donG said...

save scud. maybe once in a while okay lang but regularly, it's a no.

Andy said...

Magastos nga gumimik, lalo na if you go out in groups. Para maka-tipid, nag press release ako sa office na anti-social ako. Totoo naman na anti-social ako, so okay lang. Ehehe.

len said...

Tough one,noh?

I also pass up on my friends' invitation to go to a resto that's opening tonight at The Fort.

Priorities are priorities. :p

DRAKE said...

Basta sabihin mo sa mga katropa mo "SORRY, WALA AKONG PERA EH".

Malay mo ilibre ka pa nila, o di solb ka na pre

atticus said...

so...what did you decide to do?

The Scud said...

dong > tama ka dong. save. save. save.

andy > haha. ayos ka din ah. di ko ata kaya maging anti-social. :D

The Scud said...

len > i don't know how to say NO. low EQ si scud. :(

drake > may utang pa nga ako sa kanila. buti di sila makulit.

atticus > di natuloy. may inuman ulit sa sat. di ako punta. mag-cinemalaya na lang ako. hehe. nakapunta ka na ba?

ShatterShards said...

That is also my predicament. It's hard to say "pass" to friends. More often than not, I cave, and become creative in moving money around to make ends meet, but it really puts a strain on my savings (or lack thereof).

Sonia said...

why do you call her efa? it sounds like...nevermind.

Ely said...

Bakasyon ka rin gaya ko. hehehe. Was able to stay away from work for 10 straight days...

The Itinerant said...

ey have a retreat! mag-isa lang would be better...

The Scud said...

shattershards > buti ka pa you have other source of income to fall back on. i rely lang on my monthly paycheck. haay.

sonia > work-related name yan. hehe.

The Scud said...

ely > wow! paid leave? gagayahin kita sa pasko. :D

itinerant > religious retreat? tagal ko na di nagagawa yan. college pa. kung ibang retreat yan di ko pa nagagawa. sarap mag-backpack somewhere mag-isa.

prinsesamusang said...

every two weeks na lang siguro?

xoxo krisler xoxo said...

its okay to have fun but dont forget to save some money..hehe...

Raft3r said...

your 11 hours are up
what's the decision?
=)

The Scud said...

prinsesamusang > dapat 0 alchohol intake nga dapat. teetotaller. hehe.

kris > tumpak. dapat may balanse.

raft3r > walang sumipot. sigurado meron nyan next week.

Panaderos said...

If you guys share the tab equally then I guess the best recourse for you is to skip a night out every now and then in order to beef up your savings.

If you guys are on KKB mode, then you can either cut down on your food and drink consumption or order the cheaper items on the menu.

Random Student said...

minsan, making up birthdays or inviting someone who's celebrating his or her birthday is the strategy. milk the cow dry...