Henrik ia a singer, eh? I’m SO in the wrong country. Denmark really is Libertarian except for the tax rate.
Originally posted at The Billfold
Henrik was in debt.
Not crushing or ruinous or inescapable debt, the kind that makes you ignore letters in your mailbox and private incomings on your mobile. Just irritating debt. In June he had taken a five-week trip to New York, where he had spent money like a 33-year-old gay man who hadn’t bought new clothes in two years—which he was. He left his home in Copenhagen with one suitcase and came back with two.
‘I needed an auxiliary,’ he told his friends, ‘just for the shoes.’
A month before the trip, he had remodelled his kitchen. This decision was about as prudent as a suitcase full of shoes, but whatever. At least he could finally cook properly.
Six weeks after returning from New York, he took a look at his spreadsheets. He has one for his band rehearsals, one for his freelance piano-playing gigs…
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