Yesterday had been amazing, but as the day came to a close, it plummeted into uncertainty and muddled feelings. Just before I left the house to enjoy a family dinner, I noticed a letter addressed to me which sported a bright red paper inside a clean white envelope. The first thing that came to mind was ” I’ve got a Howler” –
– but then I remembered that the world of Harry Potter ended when the book/movie ended. I opened up the envelope to find that I have received a red notice from my phone company telling me that I had an outstanding amount of $600++ dollars and this time, it was their lawyers writing to me. For a few moments I just stood within the entrance of my front door in shock, trying to not cry as my parents and baby sister were waiting for me to join them outside on the landing and I didn’t want to startle them.
The angry red paper seemed to screamed up at me, with the glaring date of 28th Oct highlighted in bold to indicate the Final Warning Deadline, and now it was the 31st Oct.
Nervously, I pulled out my phone and texted my girlfriend. Her day hadn’t been much better off and I didn’t want to add this onto her burdens, but my bank account was showing zeros with no number in front, and I was desperate.
Yes, I have a job, and no, it doesn’t pay enough. It pays enough to last about two weeks, and then the pain of being penniless starts all over again.
I scrolled through whatsapp to find her number and tapped her beautiful user-pic, and hesitated. As though she could sense me – or maybe she was just checking her client’s messages – she was online within seconds of me looking at her whatsapp and it made me wonder if I was doing the right thing.
The red letter glared up at me from the corner of my eyes. I began to type.
“Darling I got a letter from the telephone company’s lawyer” I typed.
“Shit. How much do you owe?” She replied within seconds.
“Oh God. Ok, give me your account”
“Are you sure? Babe I’m really sorry-”
“We can deal with credit cards, we cant deal with lawsuits”
I really don’t know what I’d do without her. My financial situation at the moment sucks, and it’s a wonder that I still manage to get by, but my beloved has been supporting me every step of the way… so I felt compelled to make a mention of it, of her and her acts of love for me.
Once I get back on my feet, I aim to take really good care of my love, cause when I was down and depressed and penniless, she loved me like I wasn’t all those negative things.