If you ever lend money to a friend, do it with the thought that it’s a gift. If someday they manage to pay you back, hooray. Otherwise if you hold it over their head or if you harbor a grudge, your friendship is doomed.
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When I was a kid I had a weekly allowance, I think it was $6. I had to learn how to budget my money so that I would have enough jolly ranchers to last the week. Then when I was older I got a paper route. This was an upgrade to an occasional full sized candy bar. How did you learn the value of money?
“Oh look they sell them as a six-pack. That’s even more economical! Hey, buy 2 6-packs get 1 free! That’s enough candy to last me through a full day!”
I never have any luck with those coupon printers they now have at grocery stores. Most of the time they are for things that I will never be interested in. When it’s for something good it will be for something that I just bought a few seconds ago and the coupon expires in 6 days. Thanks for wasting all that paper on my behalf!
I had a device for this trick when I was a kid. It was a little disc that had 12 feet or so of fishing line wound up inside. When you pulled the line out it put tension on a spring so that it would zip back inside the disc when you pressed the button on top. Just tape the end of the line to some money, hide out of view and watch the hilarity ensue. I killed so many strangers on that bridge.
Today’s Biff is heartbroken.
I don’t eat much. This always made it weird to go out for lunch with a group of coworkers. “Hey lets order 10 different appetizers!” of which I don’t eat “Let’s get 5 pitchers of Diet Coke!” of which I don’t drink “We need to split this 2 foot tall chocolate cake!” of wich I eat a bit of frosting. Somehow though I’m expected to pay an equal share of the full bill. Luckily I put some memory altering powder in the Diet Coke so nobody remembers where the rest of that cake went.
Today’s Biff learns the moves.