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The Bank and Balloon

This morning, the bank asked me if I would like a financial health check.

I don't know why I agreed, but I did, and the woman no doubt wondered why I agreed too. She did not seem to quite understand how I had no financial goals for the next twelve months. "You don't want to buy a house, maybe a car?" she asked, a couple of times, and each time I said no, amused, because she had my account information. How I was going to buy either of those things without going into debt, I had no idea, but perhaps her goal was to lead me into some kind of debt relationship with the bank.

But no, I have no financial goals like that. I started working on a new novel and I got ten thousand words of that down, and I fiddle with short stories, and I work, and I keep myself busy, and that pretty much is it to life.

Other than giant balloon art, that is.



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Jul. 19th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
did you mention the balloon art to the bank lady? She could hardly have failed to be impressed with that!
Jul. 19th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
alas, no. i didn't think she'd be the type for it.
Jul. 19th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
I remember years ago opening a savings account and being asked by the bank what I was saving for. I said "nothing in particular: it's just savings." Apparently that was very odd and she couldn't open the account without putting something in that slot on the form. So we went with "travel".
Jul. 19th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
but the thing is, did you use it for travel?
Jul. 19th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
Nah. Used it to live on while I finished my PhD.
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