Nov/Dec 2018 • Vol. XL No. 6 Getting and Spending |

Customer Loyalty Program

The opposite of not existing is shopping. I am less the name given me than my portion of our nation’s GDP. Student loan interest rates and 401(k) projections tangle on a graph, spurring one another toward climax. I am my credit score (777, which means I can afford to gamble) by way of most common denominator: the easiest consistent definition for those who pass me on the street, who sneeze into my collar, who walk their dogs like their own sovereign nations. The main export of dogs is love, because that’s all we’ll take from them. I withhold. I charitable contribution. I put into a MEEK fund so I inherit whatever’s left me when the wars are done. Take the whips and minimum gags allowed by law and say thank you, chew on the inside of my cheek. I am alive when restrained, know my body by what it pushes up against. I am putting in my dues, stretching my life out till next week’s paycheck, and the next; withhold a little bit every other Thursday until refund time, that time of

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