Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Last night on the late night news there was a segment on Financial Bullying and how detrimental it can be to a marriage. Doc and I were expressing how grateful we were that we are so compatible in that area. All our accounts are joint accounts; our values and priorities are similar. Neither one of us “bullies” the other in financial aspects -- or so I thought until this afternoon…
Today I worked from home and was getting so much accomplished. I did not want to leave the house, but realized I was not likely to find a coin or walk my 10,000 steps if I stayed at home. Around 3 p.m. I called Doc (who was at school) to let him know I was going out for one hour to walk and find a coin. His reply, “Find a dime and don’t come home without it.” Was I being Bullied?
This morning while at the car wash, at the auto service center, and then at school Doc had found a nickel, quarter and some pennies. He wanted to have a “Hit for the Cycle” today, so he was strongly insisting that I find a dime!
Around 4 p.m. I headed out to a nearby convenience store to find today’s coin. I wanted it to be quick so I could get back home and continue my work. I purchased two waters in order to dive for the two pennies on the floor near the register. Not a good Return on Investment (ROI).
On the way back to the truck I found a quarter! Yipee! I was grateful for that. Then I remembered Doc’s words. “Angels - it needed to be a dime and not a quarter. I can’t go home without one”.
So I went to another small shopping center. Found a penny, then another quarter! Geez! “Angels I requested a Dime!” They said, “and you are complaining that we gave you MORE than you asked for?”
I walked next door to the car wash and found a penny and a nickel in a planter bed. Nickels are rare. “Angels it is silver, but still not a dime!” I looked across the lot at the Jack’s drive through window. Usually there are 3-8 cars lined up there. One single car was pulling away from the window. I jogged over there, spotted a penny, then a penny, then a penny … The gal in the window began talking to me. I spotted two more pennies -- and a DIME! I grabbed the dime, left the two remaining pennies (foregones) and made a hasty exit.
YIPEE! When I took those marriage vows I promised to “Love, Honor, and Obey”. I still try to do that. (When it suites me). LOL
Lesson Today? You tell me
P.S. I had today’s Penny Tale all written and ready to post. Doc came home from school and announced. “I stopped at the grocery store on the way home for bananas and I got that dime I requested!” So from now on the man can get his own coins and stop bullying me! LOL
Coin Counts Tina: 7 (P), 1 (N), 1 (D), 2 (Q) = $0.72
Doc: 7 (P), 1 (N), 1 (D), 1 (Q) = $0.47
DUAL Hit for the Cycles!!