Friday, February 18, 2005

Why am I not surprised?

Just as I thought things are pretty well in my life, life decides to whack me in the face. Not with a feathery soft pillow either, but more like a sack of rocks...

AAARGGGHH! &#¤*rkl&%*##

Everything is my own fault, there's no arguing that, but I still feel like crap. I just almost broke into tears while speaking to an employee of the Social Insurance Institution... What fun.

It seems that I had too much income in 2003 and now I have to pay back some of my student allowance from way back in November 2003. There's nobody but myself to blame for not noticing it earlier but once again, it really doesn't make it any easier. On the contrary. On top of the fact that I really don't have that kind of money to pay them back with and being unbelievably angry at myself for being such a brainless idiot, I'm furious at the world for letting me be mildly happy for about 4 hours and once again pushing me back into a pothole. Gee, thanks.

Oh, and the fun doesn't stop here. I also may end up having to pay back some of my housing supplement, because my income from last year seems to have been about 160 euros more per month (average) than I had calculated. Which in fact means that I was broke for most of the year but for the month I worked in Nousiainen. I hope that they'll see that from all the papers I have to send them.

Did I mention I have no clue about a job for the summer yet? So my situation is basically no income, just debts. Fun, fun.

So much for a happy weekend. I'm going to spend most of it brooding in a dark corner somewhere. There is a get-together of friends tomorrow, maybe it'll cheer me up a bit...

Maybe I'll go and buy a lottery ticket. I think some kind of karmic law should make me win tomorrow, if I buy a ticket now.


Aino said...

*waves* We're in the same boat. I have to pay back nearly 2000 euros - which I don't have at the moment. On the plus side, I now have a job (a permanentjob), so I'm hoping to make some arrangements for an instalment schedule to pay the blasted allowance. Well, I was hoping to spend that money on something nicer, but I only have myself to blame.

Anonymous said...

That really sucks! Life isn't fair and all that, but look on the bright side: it's not the end of the world, you are not alone with that problem and you have a lot of friends to pat you on the back. :)
I'll keep my thumbs up for that lottery ticket (and of course there is that 2,5 million at stake on Lotto this weekend).

Johanna said...

*gasp* Aino, my gosh, that sum REALLY is a blow! I'll shut up with my small problems now. :) Although I don't have a job, which probably evens things out a bit. And I'm sure we both get something worked out with the board, I already sent them a letter begging for an instalment schedule... :) So instead of rocking the boat we're in, let's paddle to the direction of the shore, ok? :)

And Ben, thanks, a few pats on the back are always nice. :) But even nicer would be that 2,5 million... Hmm, maybe it's time I learned how to Lotto online. ;)