Drew got an unexpected bonus. A lot more than we had even dared to hope for when we found out he was going to get one. He's only been working for his new company for a few months so we didn't think he would be getting any sort of bonus for quite a while. It was Such amazing news. I won't lie, I was already planning a vacation in my head.
That amazing bonus? Got taxed right off the bat, at a Super high rate. Like 50%. And yes, I know taxes are great and all. Really I do. I have been paying taxes since I was 14. But seeing SUCH a large number leave your hands before you even get it? Sucks. But still, was seeing the positive of that unexpected bonus. Even if it wasn't quite so large anymore.
Last night, while Drew was meeting up with an old friend to help him brainstorm job ideas at a coffee shop his car window is smashed, and his laptop bag stolen. Laptop, external hard drive, ipod, important documents, all gone. So it looks like thats where a lot of that 'bonus' money is going. It's getting harder to see the positive when that bonus went from being cut in half, to cut in half again (most likely, don't know al the figures of how much everything will cost to replace, what will be replaced by insurance, and how much deductibles will be.) Karma better pay a visit to this person (persons.) I mean seriously. Who DOES that?