Sketch Card & Irresponsible Lending.
It’s Friday! I’m looking forward to a Saturday where I’m not actually working. I have plans- and they’re fun ones for a change!
This card is a sketch challenge up at Avery Elle’s blog so I’ve created this one.
I did one previously …
I have been feeling a little incensed this week with my bank.
I went to pay money in ( pay IN- not withdraw!) and the bank cashier afte processing the cheques said I need you to sign in.
“Sign in?” I asked.
“To pay money in?”.
“We have something we need to discuss with you”.
I started to feel concerned.
Had someone emptied our fairly sparse account? It’s the one I used to have before I married and its not my main account but I put bits in it (& take lots of ‘bits out’ !!
Ermm. “Of course”, I obliged and tapped my number into the little machine.
She was peering intently at her screen.
I felt as if I was about to get a dressing down. Still more silence.
“Is everything ok?” I queried?
“Well have you ever had one of these”she wondered as she flashed a piece of card at me.
“I’m not sure” I said feeling confused.
“Well we sometimes offer you certain deals but not every month- only at certain times and they’re not permanent offers.”
She scribbled on this piece of card and thrust it at me.
“We can loan you this”.
I looked at it.
I checked it twice.
“Well you might fancy a world cruise” she suggested.
“A holiday full stop would be nice” I retorted.
“Or splash out on a new wardrobe?”
I peered down at my clothes wondering whether I looked like I needed one.
Would you like to know how much my bank had offered me?
This is on a very small bank account. There’s no regular salary coming into it other than small occasional earnings and a bit of child allowance.
I double checked that the decimal point was where I thought it was.
Puzzled, I walked out of the bank.
Then I felt really cross.
That kind of money is crazy.
No wonder the banks got into trouble. How exactly was I going to repay that.
They were trying to entice me into borrowing money I didn’t need.
The bank has gone down in my estimation.
For a moment I did wonder though. Exactly how much craft supplies would £17,000 buy me 😉
Quite a bit!!
Better dash- need to get the kids and avoid booking myself onto an around the world cruise!
See you when I’ve changed banks!
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