The Struggle Is Real: Life Before and After Payday in the Middle East

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Let’s face it, most of us are not the best at managing our money. Many of us end up getting a payday loan from Fresh Loan because we’ve blown all of our money. Being responsible with money can be difficult, especially when you’re not sure what you’re even spending it on. Having to use a short term lender because you have no money is a serious reality and we need to be more careful with our spending habits. However, life after payday is amazing! You splurge on all of the food you were craving when you were broke and enjoy living the high life –- for about two weeks –- until you go back to being broke and the cycle continues.

 

 

Food after payday:

 

Steak

OMG Steak, yaaaaassss

 

Sushi

Let’s get sushi!

 

 

Food before payday:

 

Koshary

Sweet! I found two pounds, now I can get 7 LE worth of koshary instead of 5!

 

Ta3meya

For the love of God, if I have to eat one more ta3meya sandwich…

 

 

Going out after payday:

 

Nightclub

300 LE minimum? No problem, let’s party!

 

 

Going out before payday:

 

Ahwa

This is fun, too…

 

 

Drinking after payday:

 

bottles

Drinks on meeee!

 

 

Drinking before payday:

 

stella can

“I’m just trying to cut down…”

 

 

Smoking after payday:

 

Cigarettes

Ten cartons? Why not?

 

 

Smoking before payday:

 

Cleo

The shame of buying a single Cleopatra cigarette from the koshk

 

 

Getting around after payday:

 

Taxi

My knight in shining white-and-checkered-black armor

 

 

Getting around before payday:

 

Microbus

I’ll take a microbus to the metro…

 

Metro

and then walk the eight blocks to my house…

 

 

Hanging out after payday:

 

watching

It’s hot out, come over and we’ll blast the AC and watch movies

 

 

Hanging out before payday:

 

Hot

Must conserve electricity…

 

 

Sharing after payday:

 

Pizza

You guys are hungry? No worries, let’s order pizza! No, no I’ll pay!

 

 

Sharing before payday:

 

Stealing

Snatching food off people’s plates when they’re not looking

 

 

Feeding your pets after payday:

 

cat food

Treats for everyone!

 

 

Feeding your pets before payday:

 

hungry cat

I’m sorry, I don’t have anything for you. Don’t look at me like that! Get a job and buy your own food! *crying*

 

 

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