Daily Archives: April 14, 2009

Zero sum game

It’s a cold day, so I don’t mind the walk.  I’ve been good with the cash lately.  Any time I have any, I’m headed to the bank on the lunch break to make a cash deposit.

This time, I’m asked if I’ve heard about the credit card they’re offering.

“I’m not interested.”  I say to the teller.

They insist, on telling me about it, about it’s great rate and I continue to refuse.  Finally, they add, “You can move over your current credit card balances for zero percent financing for twelve months.”

Then I told her I don’t keep a balance on my credit cards.  She looked confused and then I said, “I have a zero balance on my credit cards.”

She paused for a moment.

Then she quietly circled my bank balance and told me to have a good day.