You have €25 in your account to last you the next week and a half.
You have eaten store-brand cornflakes for your three main daily meals for the last two day and you can barely afford to breathe right now.
The Dublin Bus driver let you away with paying 20c less than you were meant to this morning when you hadn't enough change and you almost cried.
Yep - we've all been there.
Broke as F*CK.
But as broke as you are - you still need your necessities when they run out.
Be it a bottle of makeup remover, that €3 HD face powder or just a crisp pack of brand new socks that will all be lost before the end of the month - a wee visit to Penneys is a basic human right.
So you brace yourself for three floors of pure retail therapy temptation and go in strong, determined not to spend more than a fiver and in denial about how things will inevitably go.
Forty minutes later and your account is overdrawn by €28.50 but you didn't need to eat this week anyways, so it's totally fine.
If you've ever gone into Penneys for one thing and left with two bags filled to the brim then you'll relate to these 12 tweets:
Went into penneys to buy a make up box and ended up buying the whole shop whoops
— laura (@Lauramaher_) May 31, 2017
Went into Penneys yesterday to get a pair of socks and ended up spending €50 on absolutely random shite
— Alexander McGill (@AMG999222) May 12, 2017
i actually hate myself i went penneys to have a look and spent €20 by accident smh
— becca (@headIongmeddows) May 31, 2017
Went to get a coffee, ended up spending €30 in Penneys. Classic.
— Eoin Dixon Murphy (@EoinDM) July 7, 2017
I went into penneys to find out information and I ended up with a basket full of stuff ????
— Katie (@Not_A_Kid) July 28, 2017
I went into Penneys to buy socks and came out €40 down... why am I so Irish
— Shauna ???? (@shaunabellew) April 12, 2017
went into penneys to buy socks. spent €53.
— ¥ASMIN (@yasminkai) February 7, 2017
Went to penneys to get lashes
Got about 15 other things
Forgot to get lashes
— jen (@homogneasach) February 11, 2017
Went to penneys for socks and cotton buds and I emptied most of my account:))
— Lauren Chubb (@ChubbTbh) February 1, 2017
It's an epidemic that gets the better of most of us.
Best to stay clear while on the broker side of broke.