Humpday 3-point update →
1. I'm a little stiff and sore today, but in a good way because last night I ran 8km with my running group. We're now taking a short break, and then we start training for the 10km. When I started running in May I couldn't run 100 yards.
2. I had to go into The Money Sho
p today to buy some US $ for an upcoming overseas trip (their rates are better than the banks or travel agency in my area). God, it was depressing. It was packed, but I was the only person in the place who wasn't trying desperately to borrow money, one woman was crying when she was told she could only borrow a small fraction of what she needed, they had to threaten one man with the police because he was yelling about the charges for late payment of his payday loan, and I left there feeling very, very
grateful that I have the good fortune to have some financial security.
3. But as I left The Money Shop I bumped into a woman I know from the running group who was on her way into the hair salon next door and we said hello as she walked past me, but she gave me a bit of a sideways look. Oh, the embarrassment. I wanted to yell after her "I WAS IN THERE BUYING CURRENCY. I WASN'T TAKING OUT A PAYDAY LOAN, PAWNING MY LAPTOP OR SELLING MY GOLD. YOU MUST BELIEVE ME!!