Life · Positivity · Wellness

That Time That I Didn’t Have 99 Cents

I know that some people think it’s tacky to talk finances, but oh well. Money is a main character in this saga. This is a funny story involving myself, and 99 cents. Enjoy.

I am currently testing out the iOS 10 Beta on my iPhone 6s. Because I know that I’m dealing with the beta version of a new software, I had already mentally prepared myself before initiating the download process. While at work one day, I was suddenly notified that my iClod storage was almost full. I thought to myself, “This can’t be right. I have 50gb!”–I brushed it off. Moments later, I’m notified again. This time, I vow to contact Apple because I just KNOW that this is some kind of beta-related bug. It wasn’t until a few hours later that it hit me.

I didn’t have 99 cents.

In fact, I had 76 cents to my name until payday. Because I didn’t have 99 cents, Apple was unable to withdraw the 99 payment for my storage. Maaaaan, if you could have seen my face when this all clicked in my head…I laughed until the cows came home and took a nap. All I could do was laugh. I laughed because I thought of how dumb I would’ve sounded had I called Apple with that foolishness. I laughed because the reasoning that I used before purchasing the 50gb of iCloud storage was that I’d always have 99 cents–yet there I was. No dollar, no cloud. I laughed because there was nothing I could do about it.

The moral of this story? I don’t know if really have a specific moral. What I CAN say is that it is SO important to not dwell on things that are beyond your control at the time. I wasn’t down to my last 76 cents because I had been out having a gay old time and blowing money, but because of responsibility. I knew that I just had to be patient and wait because there was nothing else that I could do. I can assure you, you will lose your mind worrying about things that are out of your hands.

I could afford to lose my iCloud; I can always buy more storage. My sanity? My ability to keep a grip on life? That’s something I can’t afford to lose–especially over 99 cents.

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