I’m feeling pretty down and sorry for myself today. My leg and hip are feeling worse to the point where I’m starting to wonder if I’ll be able to run on Sunday. At the moment, I’m resting it lots. I’m not sure if ice will help or if it’s too late for that but I’ve been using Norofen gel. The trouble with Nurofen gel is that you feel a bit better when you use it but then about 12-18 hours later you feel A LOT better so you start to think the problem is getting fixed, but it’s just the gel.
The shittiest thing is that I can’t go to the doctor because I have no money. Well I could go to the doctor but they’d just refer me to the physio or whoever and that costs $$$. And, after all that, they’d probably just tell me to rest it anyway.
On top of that, I’ve got this huge bill I have to pay. Last year my mobile stopped working – it just wouldn’t charge. Around that time, my sister got a new phone even though her old one still had about 12 months of it’s contract to go. Since her old phone was in Mum’s name I thought I’d do the right thing and just use that to save Mum having to pay off the contract.
I swear at the time they said it was on a capped plan. But instead it is on the world’s most expensive mobile phone plan ever. I had a few huge bills last year – I’m talking over $100 for the month – even though I rarely use the phone. I’d probably made about one short (5 minutes tops) call every couple of days.
I told Mum to ring Telstra and find out what was going on. I tried ringing them and they wouldn’t discuss it with me because the phone isn’t in my name. Meanwhile Mum did nothing about it. She seemed to think the bills were quite normal!!!
After that, I stopped using the phone except in emergencies. The bills were still high but a bit better. Now the contract is run out and I’ve been meaning to get it changed over to prepaid. I’d really like to get rid of it altogether but we don’t have a landline here because the phone has never been connected so I need to have a mobile while I’m looking for work.
So this month’s bill came in and it’s $170. Yep, for one measly month. The only call I remember making was to Mum to return a call she’d made to me and she wouldn’t stop talking and get off the bloody phone.
I have no idea where I’m going to get $170 from. A couple of weeks ago, I felt positive I’d have a job by the end of the month but now everything seems to have fizzled off and there is nothing promising at all. I’m so angry about this phone bill and really don’t want to pay it. I wish I’d just gone out and got a new phone in the first place. I used to have a prepaid phone with Three and I’d get $50 of credit every 3-4 months and that worked fine. Every time I think about this bill I just want to punch something. What a waste of money. If I wanted to spend $170 on something nonessential I could have bought clothes or running shoes or something good!