Tuesday, February 17, 2009
You owe me fifty bucks
This is my daughter's "go to" phrase these days for anything that goes wrong in her life. The other night we told her she could watch Harry Potter. She put the movie in, but the DVD player didn't work. What did she say? You guessed it, "You owe me fifty bucks." Why? I have no idea. We had no previous wager on the DVD player's workability. She didn't say, "Mom, do you want to make a bet that the DVD player doesn't work?" All she asked was to watch a movie.
So I'm thinking that perhaps she is billing me for her time. The DVD player disaster was quite obviously my fault, it took ten minutes of her life, I therefore owe her fifty dollars. It makes perfect sense.
Let's look at my stats. I've been writing pretty solidly for a year now. I'll just say around 300 days (because I'm sure I've missed a few). I probably write about 5 hours a day (okay, more like 8, but I don't want to look like an obsessive freak by admitting that). So that makes 1,500 hours. Alright, that's it, someone owes me fifty bucks.
Posted by Kasie West at 12:57 AM
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Check's in the mail. :) DD may be joining FLA soon. (Future Lawyers of America.)ReplyDelete
I think by your daughter's rates, somebody owes you$720,000. Pay up, somebody!ReplyDelete
Ha! I am lucky. My kids still think five pennies is a whole lot more money than one quarter.ReplyDelete
Hehe, indeed. Someone owes you at least fifty bucks. Maybe more. I like that phrase though, I may start using it.ReplyDelete
she's brilliant... I'm ready to start billing too!ReplyDelete
sounds like she is ready for law school! she can bill for every 15 minutes.ReplyDelete
Hah! If I had fifty bucks to spare, I'd send it to you. :)ReplyDelete
What a cute story to share!
I think you should start billing for your writer's therapy and editing hours. I would owe you a bundle!ReplyDelete
That makes me think of Better Off Dead... "Give me my two dollars!" :) By the way, I bought plane tickets (which I'm sure Candi already told you) to come down the first weekend of April!... You owe me fifty bucks!ReplyDelete
Angie, I know, I see lawyer in her future too. She's already thinking big.ReplyDelete
Linda, who do I bill? LOL
Corey, ah, the good old days when I could bribe my kids with a quarter.
Nat, it does make me laugh every time she says it. You should start using it.
Jenn, LOL, I know, me too.ReplyDelete
Aubrey, I know, is that the going rate these days? LOL
Lady Glam, what? You don't have fifty bucks? Come on, aren't you a writer....oh, yeah, you're a writer....nevermind. LOL
Candi, hmm, maybe I should. I'll just settle for swaps right now though. LOLReplyDelete
NICKI, CANDI DIDN'T TELL ME!!!!!!!!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!!!! (can you tell?) I think I do owe you fifty bucks. Yay!! How long are you staying??? Forever?? Okay.
Your daughter sounds like a hoot! However, I agree with your closing logic. Where's out paychecks??? Who's dropping the ball here??ReplyDelete
Give her a dollar. That's a phrase in our household. If someone needs a brush off we say "give em a dollar". If there is whining, whether it be localized or politics on TV, we brandish a dollar. It our version of the pity violin.ReplyDelete
But it appears your daughter is a self-punisher and feels she deserves fifty of those dollars--love it.
OH MY GOSH NOW U DEFINTLY OWE ME 50 BECAUSE U LET CANDACE (tHE BABY SITTER) READ UR FAIRY BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND BY THE WAY LIKE MY PICReplyDelete
Renee, I know right? Seriously. LOLReplyDelete
Tricia, I like that phrase, nice.
Hannah, what are you doing on the computer? Did your father say you could use his computer? I think you owe him fifty dollars.