Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Pain of Checking One's Bank Balance

Many people have a grave fear of checking their bank balance, and I am no different. And so, for the past four days since I have returned from my trip I have put it off. Although to be honest it was a sensible thing to do as all the transactions have thus been accounted for. It turned out to be even worse than I suspected but at the same time I feel relief, because the abstract fear was greater than the material reality of being overdrawn. Belt-tightening is on the agenda for the next six weeks and also a serious effort to find a new job. We have nothing to fear but fear itself.