Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Study in Friday Night Economics

Just Married:
Out to a leisurely dinner for delicious sushi and cocktails! $80-$100

Married With Dog, So We Have to Get Home:
Takeout sushi. $55

Expecting a Baby:
Takeout from local grill. $35

Baby Is Home, Mom's Still on Paid Maternity Leave:
Organic whole wheat Greek takeout pizza. $25

Mom's Leave Becomes Unpaid:
Five dollar footlongs: $10.50 incl tax

I get my first paycheck next Friday. Maybe we'll upgrade back to the pizza.


Bluebird said...

Oh my. It's funny because it's true :) Every bit of any leave I take is unpais -it hurts!

Mary said...

Okay, that was hilarious:)

dcpeg said...

Love the way you put that! Very original and, I suspect, so true. Hope you get back to sushi before too long!

areyoukiddingme said...

Ain't it the truth? But, it's better than scraping the week old lunchmeat and bread together for a $.50 sandwich...

Brenna said...

This totally made me grin.

sara said...

So funny and so true! I hope you get that pizza in no time!

caramama said...

That's hysterical, and SO true!

BTW, Two Kids Home, Mom's Still on Paid Maternity Leave, Still Paying for Toddler's Child Care:
Make your own pizza from ingredients at the grocery store. $8ish