Tuesday, January 16, 2007

finally civilized

I joined the ranks of the civilized today, when I went to the bank and did something I've been needing to do for years: obtain a check/debit card.

The Korean cards work the same as the US ones: they act like credit cards, but debit cash from your checking account instead. I prefer this system: it keeps you from spending heedlessly. I've been wanting the card for a while because I always feel like a barbarian when, in restaurants, I'm forced to pay with cash. From now on, I can just whip out the plastic.

I'm also happy to be done paying off a $530/month debt. I can now focus on paying off an old debt to a relative, and once that's been paid off, there will be little aside from my ever-looming scholastic debt to worry about. That latter debt is on a low-interest payment plan, however, and doesn't crimp my budget-- at least, not for the moment. Getting these immediate debts out of the way has been a goal of mine for the past two years. We're almost there. Almost there.

Today, then, shall henceforth be known as A Day of Sheer Awesomeness. Let no man say otherwise.


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