I must admit I found myself rumminating last night over the situation with the bank..Thinking back to my circumstances all those years ago and the decisions I made then.
Would I make the same decision today I asked myself, the conclusion was a resounding YES!!!
At the time my focus was on feeding my kids and finding a proper and decent home for them, as due to their fathers actions they found themselves with me in what can only be described as a chicken shack...good enough for me on my own, but totally inadequate for my kids and heartbreaking given the home they had left behind which was less than two minutes away from the dump they were now living in.
I'd never been in debt before so it was a horrendous feeling and knowing there was absolutely no way I could pay anything back to the bank, I chose to ignore them until my situation had changed for the better and what I saw as my priorities were met, not a good idea perhaps and not something I would recommend, but given their ruthlessness now,I cant help but wonder just how symapathic they would have been in reality..KIDS FIRST,FACELESS INSTITUTIONS can wait as I knew they would survive unscathed
I knew then that my decision would have repercussions in the future and was willing to accept this and have, but today I can say those repercussions are not the end of the world.
All past now but boy!!! am I angry with their refusal to leave the account operational for another week. Their profuse apology and acceptance that its their fault I was given the account in the first place is meaningless, they have their money,paid back in full some time ago,I pose no risk to them by having this months salary paid in and transferred, so RBS take protective counter shields down and find your heart.
Now this all over and looking to the future, the post title will perhaps make some sense.
I hope Im not breaking any bloggette ettiquette here but I am making an executive decision here to link to a post that cheered me up no end this morning,had me in stiches and truly inspired me.....Forgive me Dan but this is so must read, gauranteed to brighten your day..
Dont worry be happy,even in the face of vultures and hyenas :)(if possible)
***Text message from Patrick in Caracas***
'Alrite mam everythin is fine,place is awesome but a hard city. i already got a girls number in a resturant!'
LOL...Priorities of the young at heart, glad he has a friend already