What is this?
“A check. For the money you lent me.”
You’re giving me a check?
“Si. For the money you lent me.”
A check. You’re giving me a check. For the money I lent you. Miguel, I lent you $15. Can’t you give me cash?
“El Guapo! Stop being such a drama queen! It’s the same damn thing coño!”
I am going to have to walk to the bank and get charged for seeing a teller because you couldn’t give me cash.
“Just deposit the damn thing at the ATM so you don’t have to pay a fee. Stop being simple.”
I don’t like doing that. They only credit your account the next day. Sometimes in two days. It’s annoying. I don’t like that.
“El Guapo, do not get annoyed with me because of your anal retentive nature! You lent me money and I’m paying you back. I do not wish to owe mi amigo money. Money ruins relationships.”
Ok... Fine! Gracias! Gracias for paying me back. Gracias for paying me back with a check. I’ll deposit it tomorrow.
“De nada. Wait, what?”
I said, gracias! I’m not even being sarcastic. En serio, gracias for paying me back. I had forgotten all about it.
“You’re going to deposit it tomorrow?”
“No, don’t deposit it tomorrow. Don’t deposit it before Friday. Actually, only on Friday afternoon just to be safe. Gracias hermano. I will see you later.”
Miguel pats me on the shoulder and walks out eating a banana yogurt. My last one...
Friday… For fifteen dollars. Why not?
PS: Thank you to my friend who helped me determine the difference between lent and leant. I was right. You were wrong. Guatemala in the house!