Don’t you hate paying bills? I do.
There’s something about parting with that hard earned money in my bank account that I have trouble with. I know, I know – I’m paying for services that I need like heat and electricity, and ones that I want such as cable. It’s just a quirk of mine.
Paying the bills is a bit harder for me these days though. I’ve been off work since the beginning of December due to my possible Crohn’s disease, and while I’ve been receiving sick pay it’s not quite the same amount of money coming in as when I’m working.
Due to my quirk of just plain not enjoying paying bills (does anyone?), and my current financial situation I left it until the last minute to pay the bills this time round. Today was the day, hence my mini-rant.
I approached my desk earlier this evening with a mix of dread and determination. The pile of envelopes was larger than I thought it was. The theme from Jaws was playing in my head. Duhdun duh dun duhdunduhdunduhdun … and somehow I got through the experience without screaming or passing out.
The bills are paid! I’m still alive! Plus there is still a bit of money in the bank … for the next round. It won’t end will it?
How do you pay your bills? Do you wait until the deadline and pay them will dread as I do? Or do you pay them with joy the minute you get them?