A very rare occurrence! As I type this I am sitting eating in MacDonalds. I have popped in straight from work before I meet some work colleagues for someone’s leaving drinks. It is cheap and has free wifi so I can cope just this once! I can’t go to the pub on an empty stomach.
We are about to move into the season of festive socialising. This can be tricky for the money saver. Should I accept every invitation and beggar the expense? Should I chose one or two and budget for those, or should I appear totally bah humbug and refuse the lot? In truth we go out very little. It costs far too much, and we are pretty lazy really. We prefer to snuggle up at home and watch a good TV drama. But at Christmas I feel I should make some effort, particularly with colleagues. So I will take the middle ground. During December I have a meal planned with my team and one with the other managers. It’s good to spend a bit of relaxed time with workmates once in a while.
The problem with invitations is that they tend to all arrive at once. I have also been invited out for a meal with friends tomorrow. That won’t cost me anything at least as its at someone’s house. I will need some wine to take though.
I won’t be out late though – too much to do at the weekend as usual! How do you feel about spending your funds socialising? Are you always at the pub or are you a home bird?