i might sound like a stressmonster at times, but deep inside i’m quite complacent — it’s how i procrastinate so effortlessly. i always have this feeling that things are going to work themselves out. and usually it has something to do with resignation. today, i was confronting the very real possibility that drive time (formerly ugly duckling) was going to want to come get my car, being the notoriously strict carloan sharks that they are. and i’ve been dodging them on the phone. and so tonight i said, well, you know, whatever. i’ll call them and tell them i blew the car payment on my teeth, and say bring on your towtrucks.
collections lady: you owe a partial payment
me: i owe a what?
collections lady: you owe $32.44
me: i owe what?
collections lady: evidently, you paid ahead?
me: oh yeah! (back when i was afraid my checking account was going to get attached (long story) i was keeping everything in cash, and paying over by about $12 per payment. i guess that adds up after you do it a few months running, twice a month.) (i told you i was a flake) (but apparently i’m getting better)
collections lady: but you’re two days late
me: well, i’ll be in oxnard at the dentist’s tomorrow. i’ll be in after that. i’ll be the puffy one that can’t talk right
collections lady: haha. ok. (see? i’ve charmed her!)
oh man. i’m good.
so, i get to keep my car. no word yet on how i’m keeping the other things that i’m in over my head over. oh. wait. i was supposed to buy a scratcher, right?
in other bizarrely miraculous news, remember when i had to abandon a whole copy of MT because of bizarre errors? i fixed it. it was the google API thingy. just had to lose that. *sigh* i could now theoretically combine all my copies of MT into one set of archives. but …. i like it fragmented like this. i do. i’m leaving it the way it is. it’s important to retain some complacency.