The Curse of the Ugly Debit Card
By Kristen Daukas on January 15, 2013
So last night, Mackenzie sent me this image and then this (text) conversation really happened in my house:
Her: 70% off. Please
Me: You don’t carry bags
Her: I would if I had this one
Me: You have a Coach that you don’t even carry. *I* don’t even have a Coach
Her: It’s a wristlet ^^^^ Not a purse
Me: You can save for it
Me: It’s a great deal. I agree
Her: Ok goodnight
Me: But this is why you need to stop blowing your allowance. So you can buy these kind of things
Her: Okokokokokokok. Byeeeeeee
Me: Bye. Love you.
A few minutes pass and then….
Her: OKAYYYY. WELL I OBVIOUSLY CAN’T FIND MY CARD SOOOOO MAYBE WHEN I FREAKING FIND IT IT WILL HAVE SOME DANG MONEY ON IT
Her: Why is it blue. Why can’t it be a color I want it to be.
Me: No idea
Her: Why can’t we have Wells Fargo
Her: It can be a Lilly if we had Wells Fargo
Me: OMG I’ve heard it all now
Her: But nooooooo we have some no name brand bank…. (note – Our “no-name” bank that we got her debit card from is PayPal…)
Her: That has boring ugly debit cards
Me: You could have no card. You’re insane
Her: Night. Not really but okay
Uhm. Wow. I could do nothing but laugh. We got her a debit card last year so she could learn to manage her money and that’s how she gets paid her allowance. And honestly, I don’t over-indulge my kids, so it’s not like I would have thrown down the cash even for a ‘great’ deal. But this kid will spend the same $25 ten times over. It blows my mind.