THINGS I DO IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO PAYDAY

  1. Put gas in my car in small, inexpensive increments.
  2. "Watch what I'm eating," which means not eating lunch unless somebody buys it for me.
  3. "Catch up on TV" instead of going out.
  4. Ask my girlfriend if she'd like to "take a walk."
  5. Make plans with my parents because they'll pay.
  6. Suggest having friends over to drink at home, and say "yes" when they ask if they can bring something.