We all owe money to someone! (Most of us? Some of us. Me. You?) Who do you owe money to?
Last year about this time I owed some people some money and made a little list. What a fun exercise that was. Let’s play again:
1. Parents (amount mostly unchanging, though probably ever growing)
2. Lauren ($20, but let me explain why, give me a moment, please. I transferred money from one bank to another bank, and I thought it would go through before I spent all the money in both accounts leaving me with no money. But it didn’t! It just hung out in the ether for a couple of days! Chilling out! So when I met Lauren for a drink last night, I had to say, “Lauren, dear friend of mine, can you spot me please? I will get you back you know I will, trust,” and she was like, “Oh I just got a new job, I will buy you a drink or even two drinks and also some cured meats for us to share, cheers.” And that was so lovely. We had a really nice time. But then after the drinks and the meat, it was time to go our 2 ways. Lauren was going home and I had said I’d go to this show that my friends were in. But: It was $10! I stood on the sidewalk and considered not going because that’s the kind of thing you have to do when you don’t have money, there are consequences to your actions, but then I was like, oh, I will ask Lauren, she is Of My Kind and will understand. So I asked if I could borrow ten dollars and she laughed and rolled her eyes a little bit, but not a lot and and said, “Here is a twenty,” and I said, “Lauren, you know I’m good for it, I’ll PayPal you tonight,” and she said, “Please just chill, you can give it to me the next time you see me, I’m rich now, unlike you, last year or now or ever. Also if you PayPal it then my money will be in ether.” Okay she didn’t say that but if she did, she would have had a point.)
3. And that’s it! (I do not believe that corporations are people.)