Tuesday, August 5, 2008

oh boy

Elizabeth, being a working girl, now has a checking account. And twice a month she deposits some hefty amounts into it. Hefty, because she's a workaholic. Well, she's a Kahle. She comes by that naturally.

(Just for the record, I'm a Kellar.)

Elizabeth came to me today with a very sad look on her face. It was hard to admit, but she had gotten herself overdrawn. And could I help her out. Which I did.

But how did this happen? I still buy all her food (she tells me that I owe her three meals a day until she's 18 however I don't really see that all ending on her 18th birthday) and I clothe her and pay for her gas. We are pretty darn nice parents, although she doesn't quite see it that way.

Anyway, I wondered how this could've happened... and asked to see her bank statement. And her check register.

Well, there weren't much listed there. That could be the first problem. Uh, Liz, you just may want to keep a record of all of your purchases.

But what I did uncover... was quite a few purchases from ebay. Yes, the girl's gone wild. But she does own every DVD ever made and sold on ebay.

A daughter after my own heart...

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