I had a meeting with the bank this week to open a new bank account in a vain attempt to get organised. Forms were filled in, identity confirmed and then I was led into a room by some smart look young man. Shiny shoes, neatly tied tie and smelling of aftershave, rather typical bank type person. He seemed fixated with my income for some reason and asked several times want my earning were. I repeated the monthly figure for seemed the hundredth time and he paused and asked about what I did. I explained I was self employed and what I did. Admittedly he glazed over somewhat but I wittered on excitedly nevertheless.
Finally he got down to what he was trying to ask…would I be earning any more this year. Err no probably not wasn’t the answer he wanted from me. He confirmed there was no problem with my application but he was still fixated on my earnings. He asked me why not. I think he expected an answer that was peppered with talk about the economic climate and recession. Instead I explained I earn enough to cover every day needs so I didn’t see the need to push for more earnings. I am happy as I am.
Am I so odd to say I am happy as I am? Is it so strange to actually not want extra stress in my life, not to want to working longer hours for more money to buy bigger houses, cars etc. The more you have the more you have to maintain and the more you have to lose. I am happy just as I am.