Last night, my son asked me if he could get another game controller for his PS3. He broke his other one from miss use. He kept bugging me as to when I was going to take him to Game Stop. I told him Amazon was a better way to go.
I told him he can order one up on Amazon if he wants. So, he grabs my laptop and eventually finds the controller he wants. He then hands me the computer so I can make the transaction.
The first thing I notice is the damn thing costs $60. I’m not a gamer, but I do happen to know that this is a little pricey for a damn game controller.
So I ask him: “You got $60?” (I happen to know he’s got around $80)
He responds with: “I have to pay?”
"Me: “Well, yeah son, it’s your controller and you broke it from throwing it around all the time. Give me $60 and I’ll make the transaction.”
Son: “Well, wait a minute, let me see that computer again, I’m not sure if that’s the one I want.”
So he goes back and finds on that cost $15. He hands me a 20 dollar bill and I make the transaction. He then asks me for his $5 in change back.
I tell him there was $5 in S&H and tax.
A defeated son turns around and walks sluggishly back to his bedroom.
Who knew teaching my son the value of a dollar could be so fun?!
I’d also love to hear of similar stories from you guys as well.