How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Strange Realizations

Minna and I were doing taxes yesterday (big refund this year!). When I was in high school, when money was at its tightest my family was making so little that I was able to get school lunch for $0.25. At the time, that was itself a little strange for me. Earlier, in elementary school, I had the distinction of being one of the few that had to pay full price for lunch- my elementary school was the poorest in the district.

Combined, Minna and I took in more than four times that amount this year. My parents are now up to a more reasonable level of income, and Minna and I more than double that amount. It's a strange sensation. I'm now at the level of income of people I considered "rich" once. It really puts into perspective how much I actually had growing up, and the real value of it.
Tags: introspection, minna, money

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