Not a creature was stirring, except my laptop mouse.
I logged into Online Banking with care,
In hopes that my holiday bonus would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While dreams of their new toys danced in their heads.
And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down to pay bills without a single stamp.
Now the gas bill! Now the water! Now electricity and cable!
On stocking stuffers! On kids toys! On Christmas dinner and our new table!
To the credit card company! To that department store in the mall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So through the ACH system and U.S. mail they flew,
I even made payments from my smart phone, too.
With Consumers’ free* Online Bill Pay, I can say,
Merry (post) Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!
*Bill Pay is free for all personal accounts. Business accounts receive up to five bill payments per month for free.