My husband’s grandmother has been giving money to far right-wing causes. She is definitely on the “old crazy person” mailing list. The latest is something to do with China taking over the Panama Canal.
I don’t know if China is taking over the Panama Canal. Grandma thinks that if she gets something printed in the mail it must be true. So she gives money to these causes. I have posted about it before and basically people told me to mind my own business, she can do whatever she wants with her money.
My husband hasn’t truly talked to her about it, but is going to suggest that she limit herself to some sort of budget for giving the money. She feels that she is making a difference and helping. I doubt it, but I’m a bleeding-heart liberal, yellow-dog Democrat, so what do I know?
Anyway, we were visiting last weekend and took her to the restaurant where she eats regularly. At the end of the meal I was going to charge it and she wanted to leave the tip so she wanted to see the bill. I showed it to her. She said, “I don’t tip very much.” I didn’t pay any attention to what she left on the table, but I put 20% on the credit card for the waitress.
The waitresses there are very kind and wait on her on a regular basis. What help could she give them? Twenty percent could make a difference in a young girl’s life.
But let’s save the Panama Canal from the Chinese.
(Yes, I know it’s better to leave the cash on the table so the server gets it right away, but I have just realized this recently and don’t always have enough cash. Mea culpa.