Wednesday, May 9, 2007

I MIGHT SPEND THE NIGHT PENNING LYRICS TO A COUNTRY SONG

Money, get away.
Get a good job with good pay and you're okay.
Money, it's a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I'll buy me a football team.

"Money" - Pink Floyd

You know that scene from "Casino" where Joe Pesci puts that guys head ina vise? That's more or less how my head feels like right now.

The reason? I just spent 2 hours on the phone with my insurance company, the body shop that wouldn't return my calls, the finance company that doesn't have the title to my car, the dealership that never sent the title to the finance company and the car rental company that was never sent the authorization from my insurance company so I can rent a car while mine is in the shop, (not sure if I mentioned that the thieves who jacked my wheel also cracked/scratched the shit out of one of my rocker panels).

After dealing with that preposterous cluster fuck, I turned my attention to the stack of mail that I let pile up over the last 2 days. Mixed in with the usual assortment of credit card offers and catalogues, yet another pleasant surprise greeted me. It seems that I made the mistake of using my old debit card to buy a few CD's from Amazon. This account had about $20 left in it, and the CD's cost about $25. It seems I now owe the bank approximately $60 in overdraft fees, so in addition to the initial purchase price, these 2 Ratatat CD's cost me nearly $85.

I'm so fucking fucked, (financially speaking that is). After I dropped close to $400 in airline tickets for my Grandmother's funeral last month, paying my auto insurance deductible and this little debacle, I am now scanning Craigslist for a part-time second job in between typing up this post and drinking a stiff whiskey and coke.

Needless to say, I will not be eating caviar nor buying any football teams.

6 comments:

jay said...

Did you get your tax returns back yet? That may help some. I really do hate those fucking overdraft fees. The fees should either not be there or proportionate to the amount over.

Brechi said...

The whiskey and coke should help...

JUSTIN said...

@Jay: Yeah, got my tiny refund back some time ago, that money is long gone...

@Brechi: It did help, so did watching Fight Club...

Dee said...

Hey stay off of craigslist looking for part-time jobs I'm already doing that and I don't need the compentation. Oh and if you want to talk about bad luck. I forgot to fill out one VERY important form of my taxes and instead of getting 2K back like I thought I was... I actually owe a bit over 5K. But it still sucks what happened to you, I'm sure you'll manage some how. But pour a drink for me.. and make it a double.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Caviar sucks anyway. Ramen noodles = yum!

Hamilton said...

aww... Justin, it really sucks. But think about it this way, this is just what you have to pay for a brighter tomorrow. Probably next week, the god of luck will bestow upon you. lol. stop drinking! and Fight Club is only for your visual pleasure, not something you should do!! lol~~~