You might be an entrepreneur if…you work for two days straight without sleeping and then feel guilty for buying a hamburger off the dollar menu at McDonalds because you really can’t afford it.
If you knew me well you’d know I wrote this over a year ago because I haven’t eaten at McDonald’s since I saw Super Size Me. I haven’t had much of any similar food either. I went to Carl’s Jr. once a few months ago, and I don’t even know how I managed that, especially after hearing one of my employee’s stories about his wife biting into a vein in one of their burgers, which became known around here as the “vein-burger story.”
When you’re in debt, late on payroll, or haven’t taken a check home in years then you feel guilty about spending money, no matter how small the expenditure. Debt truly is prison. Frankly I think I’d rather be in prison. Three square meals a day, time to read and work out–what could be better? Of course I could do without some of the other aspects.
So I get up one morning and go to work. I work the entire day, and when night comes I’m still working. At 4am the next morning I’m still working. I continue working throughout the next day, and at 8pm the next day, at which point I’ve been working for roughly 36 hours, I get hungry and go to McDonalds where I buy a $1 burger, and what happens? I feel guilty about it. Why? Because I don’t have enough money to make payroll, and yet here I am buying a burger instead of chewing on some dry wheat from our emergency food storage.
You would think that after working that much I could feel justified in spending $1 on a burger, but it just doesn’t work that way. No matter what you’ve done, if you’re late on payroll or you’re in debt then you feel guilty spending money on anything other than paying those obligations. That isn’t to say I never eat out at all, I’ve just learned to live with the guilt.Liked it? Share it!