It's the last Friday of the month and people who haven't been paid since before Christmas are rejoicing at finally seeing a boost in their bank balance.
While some got paid as early as last week and others yesterday, a hardy bunch have had to endure a longer stretch than most. Towns and cities will no doubt be dancing to the beat of tapping debit cards tonight as people get the drinks in at the end of Dry January.
Of course, with payday comes the responsibility of paying rent, sorting out bills and getting that credit card balance down which kind of brings the buzz down a little bit.
That said, it looks like Irish people are mostly rejoicing over getting that long-awaited coin...
This week has been so long that not even the fact it’s Friday AND payday tomorrow is cheering me up 😩
— Kerrie-Ann (@KXRRIEANN) January 30, 2020
It’s FINALLY payday
— quarant-ian (@iankardash) January 31, 2020
Tfw your kid’s tooth falls out the day before the longest awaited payday in history
— Danielle all manner of things shall be well Clarke (@rhetorician) January 30, 2020
After 247 days in January, payday has finally arrived 💰 pic.twitter.com/Z87FBYqRmf
— Kieron Pierson (@KieronP91) January 31, 2020
I would have to guess those who have been doing dry January and have now been paid today, the 195th day of January are absolutely going for a pint this eve rather than wait a moment longer. Also, you know, cheers the Brits for economic ruin for us all at 11.
— Joe Carlyle (@JoeCarlyle) January 31, 2020
In other news, got paid this morning for the first time since the 4 months of January pic.twitter.com/52BkUakkJC
— Iain O'Connor (@Iain_not_ian) January 31, 2020
I work full time it comes to Saturday and I do be broke like spending my money on clothes I say every week no it’s ridiculous I’m stopping,payday today woke up FIVE minutes ago and out of impulse ordered 3 outfits? Grand
— Sophie Mcguinness (@Sophie_mcguinn) January 31, 2020
— Lynn (@irishtazbabe) January 31, 2020
For monthly paid, Today isn’t just pay day, it’s YAY DAY. My fab colleague sent me this as she agreed yesterday evening (and she has a chalkboard). #Woohoo #KidsCoinJarIsSafe https://t.co/ECDQCM1dfV pic.twitter.com/Cjbh4JdrD2
— Moll Gallagher 🕷🌏 (@theotherMword) January 31, 2020
Payday tomorrow! My god its been a long time coming👏🏻
— Johner Mullane (@Johner02) January 30, 2020
That sound is the whole of Ireland breathing a huge sigh of relief. With spring supposedly starting tomorrow and February being the shortest month of them all, things are looking up.