If there was one thing I learned upon graduating college, it was this: Adult life is expensive. I’m talking real expensive. What do you mean I have to pay for toilet paper? All these years the roll has always magically been refilled. Are you trying to tell me I’m now responsible for this magic? Fudge, I didn’t sign up for this.
Maybe I was spoiled, but I had almost all of my daily expenses taken care of as a kid. Some of these expenses I didn’t even realize (ie health insurance), so graduating to adulthood came as a giant financial shock.
Here are a few of the expenses I’m not too stoked about….
Unfortunately I live in California. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the greatest place in the world. We have income tax, sales tax, property tax, and a tax for farting….okay maybe not the last one. I grew up in Washington state, where there is no such thing as income tax, so making the adjustment to California’s system was not the funnest. Unbeknownst to me, dibs were called on 9.3% of my pay check by the the golden state.
What the heck is this insurance stuff? Do I really have to pay $300 a month for all the different insurances I need? You mean I can’t spend that money on Xbox, Hot Pockets, and Barbies? Is rental, car, health, dental, and vision insurance really necessary? Okay fine. You win. I’ll fork over the darn money, but I’m not happy about it. When I was a kid Ninja I never had to pay for these things. Being an adult sucks.
Random Household Stuff:
Toilet paper, paper towels, soap, sponges, toothpaste, etc. What the heck! These suckers add up quick. There are so many “hidden fees” that come with adulthood I’m starting to feel nauseous. Please hold while I throw up….
….I can’t handle the nickel and dime-ing going on. I know, I’m being a whiner, but really what kid realizes all things things actually cost money? I sure as heck didn’t. I blame Mom Ninja for my naivety.
The list goes on and on. There is no denying that the transition from childhood to adulthood is an expensive one. And there is no denying that transition kind of sucks balls. I want to hear some of the hidden fees that shocked you? Did you have everything taken care of as a kid? Or did you always understand the costs of life?