Tuesday, August 14, 2007

If only life were as easy as children see it.

So yesterday I had to run to the BX to get our cat, Chloe, some food because she was totally out. Let's keep in mind that yesterday was the 14th here so it's the day before payday. So anyway while walking through the BX, my stepdaughter, Maddy, starts picking out things that she would like for me to buy. So I tell her no we need to wait until payday. She keeps picking things up and I keep telling her we don't' have the money. So she looks at me as if I am the dumbest person around and says, "You know all you have to do is go to the ATM and it will give you money." I laughed because 1) we only had 13 dollars in the account and 2) because she really thought that your payday was anytime you went the ATM. How funny? If only life were that simple I thought to myself. I then had to explain to her that we only get paid twice a month and sometimes we run out of money by the time the next payday rolls around. But wouldn't it be nice if ATMs gave you money whenever you asked? If only...

2 comments:

Kari said...

Oooooohhhh. The ATM doesn't just spit out money whenever you want??? NOW I see my problem. lol

Sandi McBride said...

You mean they don't? Just write a check, then...I always understood that as long as you had checks you had money...don't tell me I'm wrong