Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing.
I’ve been getting physical checks in the mail for months, and having to wait for them and then go to the bank and deposit them is ruining my life.
Yesterday I sat in the window of a greasy lunch place for two hours, staking out my block for the mailman and, hopefully, my paycheck. I had to leave before he came. I shook my fist at the sky. But I vowed that day that I would never be broke and waiting for the mailman again. Would I start budgeting more carefully? No. I would DEMAND direct deposit.
I was prepared for a fight. Research a new payroll company? Done. Have some sort of stupid direct deposit fee come out of my paycheck? Fine. I steeled myself and decided I would not take no for an answer.
ME: what needs to happen in order for direct deposit to be a thing
ME: puppies murdered?
CHECK WRITER: um i need your bank account info
CHECK WRITER: dear finance blogger
ME: (long pause)
Me: (like, a really long pause, as I just stare, shocked, defeated)
ME: is the only reason i dont have it bc i havent asked
CHECK WRITER: Yes.
And then I gave myself 40 lashes for once again making my own life impossible. Actually I just tore apart my room looking for my checkbook. Then I sent him the numbers.
1. Do your 1 thing.
2. You really don’t get what you don’t ask for. APPARENTLY.