My Rich Friends Want Epic Weekends, I Want to Pay Rent

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My Rich Friends Want Epic Weekends, I Want to Pay Rent

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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f you’re a twenty-something trying to hack it in the big city, life is always a toss-up between affording a drink and making rent. It’s like George Orwell told us: All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

So while people like me sweat the small stuff (like making enough to not have to eat Maggi at the end of the month), my friends only seem to worry about how to make an epic weekend. Nothing wrong with that, except that it costs a hell lot of money. Your weekend then becomes the equivalent of a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. You look forward to having a great time but end up feeling massively ripped off and questioning your life choices.

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