If you're a professional at spending money you don't have, you'll understand the constant struggle between getting that thing that you really want or saving the money for rent/textbooks/food/other things that you need to survive.
For anyone who inserts their debit card into the reader before even giving themselves the chance to think of the consequences, here are eight things you'll only understand if you have no control over your spending.
1. Budget isn't a word in your vocabulary.
You are an absolute professional at living beyond your means.
2. You can always find a way to justify your actions by claiming you're actually saving money.
"But if I buy one pair of jeans I get the second at a discounted rate, THEREFORE..."
3. You have, at least once, called your bank and claimed you've been a victim of credit card fraud.
But you then go over your statement, tally up all your purchases, and realise you're just an absolute moron.
4. You're constantly coming up with excuses for why you deserve what you want.
Whether that's treating yourself for good things, or commiserating for bad things - you'll come up with some reason why you need approximately 50% of the items in Topshop.
5. You have a genuine, terrifying fear of checking your bank balance.
Hence why you immediately assume someone's raided your account. Most of the time, you need a pep talk from friends and a link to a YouTube speech about courage before you log in.
6. You've cited your human rights in explaining why you need seasonal clothing/supportive underwear.
"These are human necessities that are crucial to survival. WOULD YOU DENY ME LIFE?"
7. You purchase high-quality items because they last longer.
You then feel smug af when your excuse is actually true for once.
8. And finally, you have very low standards for your recovery.
Mainly because you don't actually want to change.
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