On Tuesday I received this text from DJ, my oldest daughter, who is away at college:
So I brought this dress for our next two sorority events and I accidentally put it on your credit card
I’m wondering how that happened…
Did the card fall out of her wallet and accidentally get lodged in the chip reader???
You accidentally spill your lemonade. You accidentally break a vase, like when Greg and Peter Brady tossed the basketball inside the house and then didn’t tell their mom because Peter was afraid she wouldn’t let him go on his first camping trip with the guys. That’s an accident!
DJ emphasized in a follow-up conversation that she could wear the dress TWICE! I don’t understand how that is connected to the inadvertent charge.
And besides, is wearing a garment two times supposed to make me feel better? I buy a suit and wear it weekly for decades. My $500 purchase averages out to about 48 cents per wear. Her $150 dress? $75 each time she puts in on. What’s up with that?
She told me not to worry about the charge, that we could discuss it when she is home for fall break. That’s called a stall tactic. She knows I’ll be so glad to see her in two weeks that I’ll forgive her “mistake” and pay for the frickin’ frock.
I’m such a pushover.