A letter to say goodbye to my bank account balance
Dear bank account balance,
As much as I want this to be a hello letter, now that we have entered the holiday season, I have to say goodbye. Say goodbye to $ 6 coffee drinks and late-night in-and-out groceries. I offer you sweatshirts, wrapping paper, a plane ticket for the house and gifts for everyone I love.
It always hurts to see you go. To see your value drop and disappear, especially now that the weather is getting colder and the holidays are out of reach. It’s like I need you the most right now. It may be my fault that you are so low that you are worried; I made a commitment to others and tried to show it, and you paid the price.
But still, Telegraph window shopping and late-night Chipotle dinners just aren’t the same without you.
Mainly because it’s just financially impossible, but it’s just not the same without you. It’s like we’re breaking up, and you’re the ex that stays on my mind.
It was hard to see you shrinking over the past few weeks. Every time I hit the ‘confirm purchase’ button at checkout, I felt a pang in my heart, as big as my wallet. My only lifeline was coming in every two weeks in the form of direct deposit, but even that was barely enough to get you back afloat.
But now, as the break begins and the last minute Christmas shopping takes place, I have to say goodbye for good. Because I have more gifts to give, and even less money to get in return. My very dear friend, I hope you know that you are going to please a lot of people because the spirit of Christmas is depleting your balance.
So it’s goodbye, and I will miss you a lot. Especially how you stocked my pantry and supported my coffee groceries. However, I hope I will see you again in the New Year.
Thanks for the fun memories.
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