Tuesday, March 1, 2011

An Open Letter to My Credit Card

An Open Letter to My Credit Card

Dear Credit Card:

I know this might seem like it's completely out of the blue, but... well... how do I say this? To put it as gently as possible, I'm breaking up with you, you jackhole. I know, I know... I'm sorry. We've had some great times. We really have. Remember that shopping spree at Anthropologie? Remember when I got LASIK? Remember when Snuggles had to have unexpected surgery? Yeah... I'm still paying for those things. Not cool, you know? Your manipulative ways have held me captive in your unrelenting grasp for too long. I've come to realize I'm just another number in your little black book. Account No. XXXX XXXX XXXX 0231, actually.

And so, Credit Card, I'm cutting you off. I'm cutting you out of my life completely. And, well, I'm actually going to literally cut you up as well. And believe me when I say it will hurt me more than it will hurt you. Because I will actually have to start paying for things. And it's going to sting for a while. But in the end, it will turn out for the best. For both of us. Well... maybe not for you. But definitely for me. And hey, chin up; someday we'll look back on this and laugh.

It's not you. It's me. Well... actually, it is you. It's 100% you, and you suck.

Not so fondly,

(your soon to be debt-free ex)

P.S. I've been seeing someone else. His name is Ca$h Money.


Sarah and Chris said...

I LOVE IT, i did the same thing and will be debt free by summer. Chris as well. It is such a great feeling. but yes at first it is hard but I value things I do buy now more because I feel like I work harder to have them because i pay for them on the spot not just charge it and deal with it later. I did not torch my card but I love how you torched yours. Miss you!!

Heather Cherry said...

Yay for you guys!

Conna said...

LOL!!! This is awesome, Heather.

Briar Rose said...

Don't think I've told you lately that I think your writing is AMAZING! I love reading each and every one of your blogs, never a dull moment.

Heather Cherry said...

Thanks, comma. :)

Thanks, BR! I'm here to help. ;)

T2 - My life with pit bulls said...

If only we all thought to do this when the card arrived rather than after it had had its wicked way with us!

Eric said...

Yes!!! Way to go!

Paying usurious fees via il carte di crediti is so 89AD...

Heather Cherry said...

T2 - amen to that!

Eric - I agree with what you just said in Italian.