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Simple Rules

My teenager wants a car. Really badly. All of her friends have one. She wants a nice one that will impress everyone that sees her. Sounds expensive to old Dad. She expects me to pay for it.

When I tell her she is not getting the car of her dreams, she becomes very upset and starts yelling. "But I want it!". Tears flow.

I explain to her that no matter how much we want something, the numbers have to add up. If something costs $5, then we must come up with the $5. Simple. And the first rule is that we must pay for it ourselves. Period.

Maybe we need to explain these same basic rules to the teachers and their union in Wisconsin.

Comment balloon 6 commentsKevin Robinson • February 23 2011 09:41AM
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