Letters, notices and advertisements pile up on my kitchen counter
Which electricity supplier should I use?
Is there a difference among them?
A notice of unclaimed funds arrives in my mailbox
Three phone calls placed, four completed forms submitted
Five months later, I receive a check for $2.50
Another notice arrives via email
The bank has closed an account due to minimal activity
I ignore it
Four months later, I need that account
Something to do with a trust
A visit to the bank is in my near future
The La-Z-Boy in the family room invites me
I take the novel I started
Settle into the comfy chair
And disappear into 1980 Atlanta.
(For those who are curious, the novel was Silver Sparrow by Tayari
2 thoughts on “The Path of Least Resistance”
I cannot comment about the misery of dealing with all of those little, frustrating issues because I have no real idea what that is like. However, I would like to imagine a trip on the subway using that newly found $2.50. Perhaps you could ride to the Bronx Zoo or the Botanical Gardens. You could spend a beautiful, warm and breezy day admiring lovely horticultural presentations and watching lions and tigers and bears. Stroll around the grounds, stop for a cool beverage and do some people watching. A memory that will stay with you long after the sun sets.
I would just buy a slice of pizza.
That’s pretty funny, Gary. I guess the $2.50 was worth the trouble – though it wouldn’t buy me a cool drink at the zoo.