When my ex N.T. and I first became exes a year and a half ago, we lived together for a month or so before he moved out. Since he had no real job, I’d been supporting him for a year and a half; when we broke up, we split the bank account in half. He couldn’t completely cover his expenses for the rest of the month, so I lent him somewhere between three and four hundred dollars and told him to pay me back when he could, which I assumed would be never.
However, in the intervening time he has communicated on several occasions his desire to pay me back and his intention of doing so as soon as he’s able, which I have assumed would be never.
Imagine my surprise last week when a check came in the mail for the full amount of what he owed me. I was pleased and proud of him in an I-still-hate-your-guts-but-maybe-you’ll-amount-to-something-in-this-life-after-all kind of way. I whistled a happy tune and deposited the check.
Is there such a thing as karmic overdraft protection?