Debit Card: (n) a plastic card that resembles a credit card but functions like a check
No one should have a debit card if they don’t know the value of money.
And if they use their debit card poorly, they will soon have a nasty lesson on the danger of money.
I think a debit card is an absolutely marvelous invention—as long as you have money in the bank and you’re just swiping it away.
Yes—how apropos. “Look at me! I’m swiping my own money. I am stealing from myself. Don’t tell anyone.”
Of course, someone is told.
Whoever is in charge of keeping the tally on your balance—well, that individual knows fully well how much money can still be swiped before you are not only a thief, but a criminal.
Money is serious business that should never be taken too seriously.
But when money is not taken seriously, you can get into serious trouble.
I am happiest when I am not dealing with money or debit cards or credit or paying for anything.
I’ve never gone fishing in a lake and had a crab crawl up to me and charge me for the fish I just caught. (That may be because crabs don’t live near lakes.)
But there’s something beautiful about entertaining oneself, or even feeding your face, without spending a dime. But it is not interesting enough that I will actually pursue it.
It does, however, make great verbiage for an article, where you’re trying to be just a little bit cutie—and bitchy—about debit cards.