Oh, so that’s it? All that time and we’re done, huh?
I mean, I get it. I didn’t think I had much of a shot with you back in the summer of 2020. But hey, a guy can dream. It was a different time. Everybody was scared. People wanted comfort. And there you were. Being all enticing.
Look, when word first got out about you around work, everybody was interested. I mean, everybody. For weeks you were the hot topic. I thought maybe, just maybe, I’d have a shot at you.
And happily for me, you treated me favorably. You gave attention to others, sure. But I always felt like a winner. Week in, week out, you gave me a little extra boost.
However. I… look, let’s be honest. You were always involved with my paycheck. Every week you’d have your fingers on my spending habits. You got me to go out more and spend a bit more. I was a little freer with my funds. But you have to admit, our relationship was, well, transactional.
I was never in love with you. How could I be? You’re not that emotionally invested in me. It was business. And I let it be. For over a year. You did your best to help me out and I took advantage of the situation. I knows others did too. They had no problem telling me.
I wouldn’t have done anything different. My life is better for the time we had together. You came along and brought stability to an insane time in my life. After riots and broken windows, you dangled frivolity and glee in front of me. You’re a mighty fine temptress, I’ll give you that.
Hey. We always knew it wouldn’t last. When you first started showering me with affection, I figured it would go for 2 months. Maaaybe 3. Nope. I was wrong. Over a year together. Crazy. And hey, my eyes have been looking around the whole time. Neither of us was innocent in this.
I’ll probably never hear from you or see you again. We had our time. It’s over. I think we can both move on. You never needed me. It was an unbalanced pairing. Let’s focus on the good and get on with life.
Besides, I don’t need you. I’m enough, all by myself. So there!
Thanks for the help and care.
Bye, Hazard Pay. Bye forever.