A budding Barefoot Investor has just deployed his greatest money-saving tip, by wisely choosing to forgo a selection of Barcelona’s finest foods in favour of a depressingly simple ‘pasta with sausages’ meal at his hostel.
However, unfortunately for this sage repository of financial wisdom, he’s about to undo all his good work by blowing $300 on a dull night in Barcelona’s shittest nightclub.
For as much as not buying dinner has saved Travis Leech (21) a couple of dollars, his complete lack of impulse control has led him down a path where he could quite realistically return to Australia with no money, and as a fourth-year uni student with an active social life based around his group chat of school mates (entitled ‘Squad’), this simply won’t do.
But as much as ‘Trav’ consciously knows money is tight, he can’t help himself when invited to a pub crawl culminating in a trip to ‘The Temple,’ a touristy hotspot in Barcelona famous for its ten-euro beers, and complete lack of dignity.
So despite chowing down on about two kilograms of carbs, satisfied by both the simple meal he’s created in the trusty hostel kitchen, and the sense of accomplishment from not having spent hard-earned dosh on dinner, it looks like Trav is in a situation of absolute loss here.
You hate to see it to one of the greats. You particularly hate to see one of the greats realise it at 2.30am, jaw in Portugal, wallet feeling lighter than it has in weeks, and liver currently suffering the worst impacts of Travis’ utterly atrocious spending spree.
Live long and prosper, Mr Leech, although we have our doubts on both of those fronts.
No more to come.