Thursday, May 21, 2009

One of Them

[Knock, knock, knock]

One of them: “Who’s there?”

Me: “It’s me, Dellgirl.”

One of them: “Hey, girl. Where were you? We’ve been waiting for you.”

Me: “Nowhere. I got up, dressed, piddled-around doing a little this and a little that, made a list of things I needed from the store, thought I’d stop by there before I came here. To be on the safe side, I logged online checked my bank account and did a double-take when I saw the balance. It wasn’t much of a surprise, but it caused me to rethink some of the unnecessary items on my shopping list.”

One look at my balance and, I thought, “Jeeze, I’d better wait until the 1st to get most of this junk. That money has to last me the whole rest of the month. Good-googly-moogly today is only what? The twenty-first! Ma-a-a-n, that’s still a good while to go there. Oh well, I’ll get what I really need and wait until the 1st for the rest.”

One of them: “Tell me about it. Come on in honey, join the club.”

The rest of them: “Yea, come sit. That’s how ’we roll’…

… until the 1st of the month
.”
[BANG, WHAPP, KER-THUNNKK, ZAPP!!! a skillet up side the head moment]

Me: [to self] "Dang, Dellgirl! You’re 'one-of-them' now."

Me: [cutting a step] "Oh, woop-de-doo, girl, how cool is that!? I'm finally old enough and grown enough to do what I want . . . on the 1st.



© 2009 by Leona G. Shankle

6 comments:

Kay said...

I'm learning where all the discount stores are, how to get coupons, how to find sales and...of course, Craigslist! Where there's a will, there's a way.

Lin said...

reality finds us all at some time in our growing up!

Robyn said...

I feel your PAIN! :)

Petula said...

I wish I had a 1st to look forward to... my money is funny and unpredictable.

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL. Been a member of that club for as long as I can remember. *pass the pretzels, please*

B.J. Anderson said...

Haha, yes I've been a member of that club since my first paycheck.