A quick recap of whats been going on:
Two weeks ago when I went to use my ATM card at a local 7-11 it was
declined. Long story short, standing there in the 7-11 parking lot
squinting at my phones screen was the first I realized I had zero
balance in my checking or savings. What is scary to learn now is how
common this problem is. There is also the surreal anxiety of suddenly
being stranded in the middle of a society that is run on how much money
you have with nothing. I am not exaggerating here. I mean zero balance.
Here is whats happening today. I am told that my bank account will be
returned in full at the end of this week. That is good news. Wait, that
is great news! Here is my problem. To cover living expenses, credit
cards and bills I borrowed money from people. Also, January turned out
to be one of those months comics dread. A lucrative private gig
rescheduled for March and I got bumped from a profitable week at a club.
Ugh! Now I am in a situation where it looks like I won't be able to
catch my "financial" breath. Long story short; I'm in a bit of trouble
here, folks. So here is what I am asking. I have a PayPal account
you can donate whatever amount of cash you can. Honestly, anything will
help. If you have used PayPal you know that all you need is my email to
send funds. Here it is- firstname.lastname@example.org. I feel weird
about doing this but if I can make it out of this I swear I will find a
Karmic way to pay it forward. So please, share this post or pass it on
to anyone you think might be generous to take a second and help a dude
out whose only goal for the last 20 years has been to make people laugh.
Too much? OK. You got the point. Thank You. Joe K.
Trust me. When this is all over and I am "out of the woods" there will be a long blog about this strange adventure.