Being creative is awesome because you can write a letter like this instead of pay a $50 late fee.
Dear Gables Apartments,
I was writing you a letter today about my water bill. I did not turn it in on time and that was a mistake. I can be a dope sometimes. I am very sorry about this.
I didn’t turn in the water on the 1st because I was taking care of my friend Lisa, an injury-prone belly dancer. She sprained her ankle dancing for important businessmen, and needed much attention to heal. She would demand that I fluff her pillows, sprinkle crackers into her tomato soup, etc. It was very hard for me to think about water with all of this on my hands.
I should ask Lisa to pay the water bill, but she comes from a family of gypsies and I’m afraid of their magic spells.
P.S. Thank you for waving at me when you drive around on the golf carts.