But I can't be going out and spending money on stuff like brewed coffee and cakes. The checks are a bit slow in coming so in the meantime I have to hold on to the cash as long and as tightly as I could.
I can't stop thinking of being out in a park though. Quiet with a cool breeze. Safe and comfortable. Unfortunately such places are rare in this city.
People flock to cafes and tea houses because that's where it's safe to hang out until the wee hours. Except it costs you.
Although I wouldn't mind a cold glass of milk tea with pudding. Or a black out chocolate cake with my brewed coffee.
But not yet. Not until those checks are safely in my bank account.