Friday, September 03, 2004

'How's Your Debt Level?'

"How's your debt level?" asked a new friend.

"Fine," I lied. "I don't really have any."

"So you paid it off since you finished your book?"

"Oh hell. Did I write about that? I'm busted."

I jump for my memoir and turn to the conclusion. There it is - $15,000 in debt. It hasn't changed.

"I lied," I admit. "I didn't realize I had written about it."