Green Card Payments !

The last day for payment of the credit card bill nears. And as the outstanding amount peers out of the bill and into my eye, i sigh. The thrill of the immediate pleasure of enjoying a comfort or a luxury when the card was swiped is nowhere near for comfort.

As the card statement stared at me from the table, my went back to the post on Earth day ! For some odd and strange reason ! And then a remarkable analogy struck me.

A credit card. It doesn’t pinch you when you buy the worldly pleasures using the card. It feels great to have the neighbours go green with envy. Its lovely to sink in the wallops of comfort that the product provides you. But what really pinches you is when the credit card bill arrives. What pinches you more is when you don’t have money to pay back.

Isn’t that exactly whats been happening to our environment ! We have been swiping our cards through generations. Our credit limits are tipping over ! And its pay back time. You know what, our record with the “Green Card” isn’t doing any good to our credit worthiness !

I was wowed ! That was a powerful analogy. Over here, with credit card interest rates ranging 35 %+, it seemed striking. What we are doing to the environment, is many times worse ! Using up all the credit limits, with no clue as to how we will find the resources to repay !

I think its time that we each one of us at least pay our part towards paying up the “minimum balance due !” Lest the credit card company decide to take punitive action !

Poohs Den has a competition on the environment and what we can do. Some interesting thoughts and ideas are over there ! Do pen your thoughts !

As i close this post, there seems to be one phrase that is still lingering in my mind.
“Punitive action” !

7 thoughts on “Green Card Payments !

  1. Keshi says:

    Im not the kind of credit-card holder the banks r looking for. Cos I pay em all back way b4 the due date…cos Im a good girl 🙂


  2. shark says:

    new look with lots of new features… very very nice 🙂

    on this post.. perfect analogy! It’s pay back time… and it’s alrwady overdue.

  3. priya says:

    Kavi: I still to pay before the dates and its all online banking right. Easy and quick. As said, when you pay its always with heavy feeling, but when you swipe buying its full of smiles.

  4. Ashish says:

    Well said. The environment is going down, and unless we do things right, things are going to get worse.

  5. even the potential fixes for the current situation are not working, because a lot of money (investment) is involved.


  6. jammy says:

    Hi Kavi…

    thats why my wife has taen away all my cards.

    BTW…THE link you have given to my blog is leading to a “Page Cant Be Displayed” error.

  7. Sanjay Dutt says:


    You may want to check out a book called Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. Raises some pretty profound questions about assumptions we make about human existence on this planet – through a dialogue between a Gorilla and a man! The contrast of inter-species dialogue starkly brings out how we continue to ‘take more than we need’.

    I personally think our actions towards environment can emerge from a deeper place with deeper impact if we understand the assumptions we unconciously make everyday in the name of development and progress of humanity.

    Happy reading

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