One of my husband’s friends is working as a trainer at a gym. It’s the trainers job to find people they can train. The competition is fierce and more often than not, he doesn’t have anyone to train. If he doesn’t have anyone to train, he earns about 1000 CNY a month (around 120 EUR or 165 USD).
One day, my husband tells me of one of their conversations:
The trainer’s girlfriend just celebrated her birthday. Originally, he wanted to take her shopping and pay for her clothes. His girlfriend suggests: “Why don’t you just give me the money instead?”
He: “How much would you want?”
She: “2000 CNY.”
When he talks with my husband a bit later, he says: “I’m thinking of breaking up. I just gave her 2000 CNY for her birthday. I can’t bear it anymore.”
6 months later, they are still together.
Have you ever been in a similar situation? I’d love to read your comments.