This is for Day 13 of my 30 day Blogger Challenge. I was supposed to write a letter to someone who has recently hurt my feelings but since I do not want to discuss much of my personal issues here and I want this blog to be free of negative vibes, I wrote this letter to my Visa Debit Card instead, my UnionBank Eon Card that I lost sometime in December, last year.
Dear My Visa Debit Card
Surprise. Surprise. Now you show up in a mail, with the wallet that I also recently lost.
I have been looking for you all over our house and I did not find you there. Although I was convinced that I really lost you at home, I also tried to convince myself that perhaps Yana did not misplace you, that perhaps I really left you on top of that ATM machine where I last used you to withdraw my Odesk salary. I almost blamed myself.
Do you know how many times I had to go to Union Bank Branches and do over the counter withdrawals since you were gone? Do you know how many Php100 OTC withdrawal fees I had to pay for since you were gone?
Do you know how long I had to wait each time I had to withdraw because the bank tellers had to verify and check my signature from their Cebu-based branch with the EON account database? Do you know how many times I had to tell the tellers my birthday and my mother’s maiden name so they could verify my identity?
Do you know how many times I tried to call their 841-8600 (Union Bank customer service number) in my attempt to replace you? Lucky for you, all my attempts failed and I wasn’t able to get a new EON card to take your place.
I have to be honest with you. Now that you’re back, I don’t think things would ever be the same again between us. You are no longer my only means to get my Odesk funds. Because you were gone for so long, I actually enrolled for a new BPI Teller Savings Account so I can get my salary from my Odesk employers. However, you will not be totally ignored because I can only access my PayPal funds through you.
I hope you don’t wander anywhere out of my sight again.
Happy to have you back in my wallet and my life,