“We just need growth”. my banker sighed, straightening his tie.
It was strange talking through Zoom, and I had set up my computer so my dilapidated dwelling didn’t show on the webcam.
I had dressed well this morning, pretending all was well.
My funds were not.
I was not.
He started typing, scrutinizing my numbers; growing paler.
He had taken care of my accounts for years.
We were almost friends, but I also knew, I paid for his condo.
“Tell you what… I’ll send you a voucher for a meal at McDonald’s, thank you for your business Mr. Parker”
The first thing I thought about when I saw the picture was the saying “crumbs from a rich man’s table”, which led me to the trickle-down effect that’s supposed to generate wealth for poor people in an economy. Hope this works as a story on the challenges many might face (again) in the coming years.
Friday Fictioneers is a wonderful community where we spend Wednesday coming up with stories. Rochelle set up the challenge and the example, and there are so many excellent writers in the community so you never cease to learn. Likely I will not catch up with reading the stories until Sunday. Click on the poor fox below to see the rest of the stories. The fox is a small statue in Stockholm called “rag and bone” which I thought fitted better than any frog I could find.
June 3, 2020