give me the money…why you gotta be like that?


Bankers are such freaking realists.

I don’t think that they have a romantic bone in their bodies.

Nahhhhhh….that’s not fair. They just need to be careful after giving money away to everyone with a pulse for so long.

I had a friend who used to tell me, “If you don’t ask, the answer’s already no.”

I think that my revision would be, after never having a need to go to anyone for money, that “if you don’t ask, you never get a chance to learn that the answer is already no.”

So the reality is, no matter how much money you want to give them to “sweeten the pot”, that these guys don’t want to give money away.

Who would have figured that it would be so hard to get some expensive money?

I haven’t given up after 3 tries.

All the success stories that I’m aware of mention more effort than three tries.

“Three tries” isn’t a model of perseverance.

You would think that people who have a lot of money at their disposal would be freer with it, though.

I don’t want to be in debt, anyway.

Not even for a nice chunk of potential paradise….gardens, goats, chickens….maybe a couple of Great Pyrenees or Border Collies running around, the kids playing in the stream or fishing in the pond….big metal shop with a level concrete floor up on the hill, or a studio?!…big farmhouse…..lots of good stuff on this piece of ground.

And, you know what? Those realists at the bank don’t see any of that? All they seem to look at is what they can call collateral.

You can’t call dreams collateral, you bankers!¬†You can’t put a price on blind optimism!!!

Maybe I should change my “law of attraction” tactics to include the phrase “I can handle what I’m given…debt is not an obstacle…” instead of “I don’t want to be in debt”.

Maybe the bankers are just helping me fulfill that wish by dragging their heels with giving me the money?

They’re protecting me from being in debt?

They’re just helping me manifest my wish to avoid debt.

We’ll get the money if we’re supposed to realize the desire.

And if we don’t get the money….well, that is certainly not the end of the world.

Maybe it’s just a way to get us to look at what we already have with some fresh eyes?

Maybe it’s just something to nudge us into realizing what we already knew…that we’re blessed and can do more where we are to make our lives even better?

But, really….who would have thought that you couldn’t just walk into the place where they keep all the money and get some when you needed it?

I must be living under a thrifty financial rock.

I didn’t know that you couldn’t get money when you finally asked for it.



About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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