A Letter To Instagram Australia About The Update My Bank Account Could Really Do Without

Dear Instagram,

I spent $4.80 on a regular coffee this morning right after I topped up my Opal card for the second time this week. I also just dropped $15 on a lunch meal that was about as filling as a Vita Wheat. I’m out here trying to live my best life and your newest feature is something I really don’t need.

I am writing this letter out of genuine fear that the latest in-app ‘checkout’ feature will dwindle my savings far below what is considered the baseline level to exist in this increasingly overpriced world. This is ridiculously unsafe territory I do not want to explore.

You’ve partnered with 20 different brands, including Zara, H&M, Mac Cosmetics, Nike and Adidas to offer Insta users the quick and dangerous option to click on product tags, fill out their delivery details and hand over their hard-earned cash with a few easy clicks and scrolls.

As I understand it, the feature is only available under a few selected brands in the US. This is a letter of warning to whoever is in charge at Instagram Australia to totally throw out the idea. Ditch it, please, my bank account is already struggling and I don’t need this kind of temptation in my life.

I hope you can find it in you to consider my cash strapped predicament. I mean, it’s unrealistic for me to devour three brunches per week plus have drinks on a Friday and buy things I really do not need. Please allow me to stalk other Insta profiles in peace; their clothes, shoes and boyfriends are all really cute but I do not want to spend the money to have it all for myself.

Yours truly,

Broke AF.

Image Source: Unsplash, @Instagram. 

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