When I opened the mailbox today and saw a very thin envelope from one of my student loan companies, I was less than pleased. I never get anything in the mail from them so I immediately assumed it was a late notice (though I’m never late) or a notice saying one of our checks bounced (though it never has). Okay, fine, I have been late and have bounced a check once (or twice) before, but it doesn’t happen often and that’s not the point…

The point IS, I was expecting a letter that would no doubt end with me having to call to beg and plead with some unsympathetic customer service rep, but instead was greeted with a surprise:

Dear J-Ko,
Good news! One more payment of $50.88 will pay this student loan account in full.

It has been a pleasure working with you.


WHAT?! “It has been a pleasure working with you”? Jeez, that’s it?? No good-bye kiss? No, I’ll call you in the morning or breakfast the next day? I feel so used.

Well, the good news is my relationship with student loans is far from over. After opening the letter I felt so great about my success that I checked the balance of my other student loan…. WHAH WHAAAAAAAAH. Good job, Debbie Downer. You still have 20 grand to go.

On the bright side, 10 years ago, when I graduated from NYU, I thought that I’d never pay any off my student loans. And here I am, 50 bucks away from being free of a debt….

I just hope the credit card company is a little easier on our break-up this month when I send them a big ass chunk o’ change… That relationship was a serious one for me…

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  1. Thursday, May 1st, 2008
    I'll never forget the day my dad got his last bill for his student loans. He cried. My dad never cried back then.

    I will probably pee my pants the day I pay off mine. Yahooooooooo.

    Congrats!! Oh and PS - Simon Metz may have possibly told me who you were on facebook and I maybe possibly have already stalked you and maybe possibly might get the nerve to say hello soon :).
  2. Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
    For the love of God you might wanna check out this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JyfBFz9X54