Life lessons...

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Camelot Farms, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Sometimes I think that I did not do a very good job raising my kids. They are soooo... well.... clueless!!!

    Today's story, just one of many: I asked him to run a few errands but 1st go to the bank and get some cash out to pay for the errands. Seems like an easy task.
    Til the phone rings....

    DS: How do I get money out of this machine
    Me: Well, start by putting the card in and then follow the directions.
    DS: It says there isnt enough money to take out 40$
    Me: Well, that cant be right. Try it again
    DS: It let me take out 20$
    Me: OK. Just do it again for another 20$
    DS: OK I got it.

    So, as anyone who has given their child their ATM card, I immediately get online to check the transaction

    The final result... cost me 7$ to get 40$ because he DIDNT GO TO OUR BANK. So they charged 3.50 PER TRANSACTION

    This is the same DS who made all of the Mothers Day cards late last year because I sent him to the PO to get stamps. I said 'get pretty ones'
    So, he got that part right. But he purchased postcard stamps for regular envelopes and put them on and mailed them out so they all came back for additional postage.

    Did I mention that he is 20?

    I dont know where I went wrong [​IMG]
  2. Marie1234

    Marie1234 Songster

    Mar 29, 2010
    If it makes you feel any better I've been through this with my husband. The thing that made it really bad was that I had told him specifically what bank to use, and that the picture on the card matched the picture on the bank's sign. Fifty years old and doesn't know the physical location of the bank we use. Last month I had the 9 year old show him how to use the "pay at the pump" feature at the gas station. He said he won't do it again because he is afraid a clerk might think he is driving off without paying.
  3. Melissa034

    Melissa034 Chirping

    May 17, 2010
    St. Paris
    lol, lol lol, And God created eve. It wasnt Good for man to be alone. He NEEDED a helper.
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Camelot, your son sounds EXACTLY like my brother. Are you sure you're not my mom? LOL
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Quote:No doubt about THAT one!! [​IMG]
  6. Quote:Elbow Macaroni rather than shells..... [​IMG]
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    LOL.. ah... my hubbys dumb as a stump sometimes and hes pushing 40...
    Heck... i'd say your kid is doing pretty good! [​IMG]
  8. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I'm only a few years older than your son, and I think I know what the problem one ever tells you this stuff! I didn't know how to balance a checkbook until I was 19. I think my parents assumed I was taught how to balance a checkbook in school, and I think the school assumed the parents taught you how to do that.

    You sorta go through life having everyone else do all these things, and then suddenly, you're the one that has to do them. It can be a curveball for some people.
  9. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Crowing

    Feb 23, 2010
    Isn't that JUST LIKE A WOMAN!

    Always blaming the man...

    Now, a well-trained woman would know enough to simply
    GIVE the young man forty dollars cash and draw a well detailed
    map on the back of the shopping list.

    You see? The problem was not the boy's fault at all. His mother
    did not provide all necessary details.

    Take my wife for instance. She knows better. She's been trained.

    I give her my paycheck. I don't know how she turns it into cash money.
    Some kind of wifey magic, I think. But she knows if she expects me to go
    get something, she'd better give me cash, make sure we have gas in the
    car, tell me where the store is, and write down exactly what she wants.

    We are men. We have things on my mind. Important manly things.

    Running your errands is not in our list.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:My youngest was taught how to balance a checkbook in THIRD GRADE!!!! How silly is THAT?!

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