11.06.2010

Electoral thieves

I voted the other day, for the first time ever, which I know is lame, but the only place one person's vote ever made a difference was on Survivor. Hopefully, though, in the future, I'll get picked up for more jury duty, sitting in a leather chair from 8-4 with a break for lunch, deciding the fate of a diabetic with a meth pipe in the van he borrowed from a friend. Count me in!

Patrick had a rough night after rocking his vote, when someone smashed the passenger window of his car, then stole his wallet. I looked online at the transactions and saw quite a party: fast food feasts, gas station splurges, some protein products from GNC....until I realized all this had occurred before his wallet was stolen. Never give your kid a credit card to use "in case of an emergency" because there are bound to be errors in translation.

13 comments:

nottwittter said...

I reckon I'd spend less. Fancy getting a card for me?

Tony said...

Pretty funny Colleen! The breakin before the robbery. 'Tis great that you can retain that sense of humor.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Gas Station grub is fundamental!

Anonymous said...

He has a bit of Uncle Paul in him I suspect.. wrong place at the wrong time?

ColleenQ said...

Monty: are you kidding? I've been thinking about asking YOU to adopt ME.

TQ: all I can do is laugh - he's too far away to beat.

Laoch: think he's getting his fruits and vegetables?

Anon(EQ?): good point...I'm starting to wonder if that loud mouth draws a lot of trouble to him, as well.

flooz said...

I almost always vote, except in primaries where they require one to declare a party before filling out the ballot. That's just not right, to me. My voting habits could be used though, if the right people only knew, as a predictor of who and what will lose in the final picture. Maybe that would be financially worth something to me.

Haphazardkat said...

LOL--I was going to say it sounded like a teenager stole his wallet...

DavidShag said...

I was HOPING that after the word Survivor, I would see the clause, "which I have never watched". I guess I could live with "which I watched only once", but after that the cred starts slipping.

As grown up as the teenaged and those in their early 20s believe themselves to be, there are few who exert any effort to restrict their spending to 'emergencies' when someone else signed for their card. Parents who had to get themselves thru tough times somehow cannot face their child doing the same. I let a niece use a credit card with the strict understanding that no more than $3K would be used (she had a new job that required a different wardrobe, for starters). I had shared an apartment with this girl and she had been very responsible about rent, etc. But she ran up a bill over $12K on the same sort of things as Patrick did, which she made no effort to pay off - thank god I got a notice from the company because the limit was much higher. She still owes me $11K years later. My friend had to pay off $20K on her daughter's credit cards. LET THEM EARN THEIR OWN CREDIT. We had to; are they so weak? How come we can't let any of our kids learn as we did? I HOPE you have not replaced the card. If so, well, don't come crying to me, as the saying goes.

TiffanyBerry said...

I think GNC is an emergency!

Carol Q said...

Reminds me of all my charges in Texas. But, heh, where does Patrick hang out that he has such horrible things happen.

ColleenQ said...

Mom: you must be mistaken. I have no recollection of such outlandish, irresponsible use of someone else's credit card. And he was at the GYM!

junquedujour said...

your writing style is ALWAYS so entertaining.

i always vote - soSoSO many ppl have given so much to give me the right to do so. to not vote, to me, is disrespectful to those that give/gave their time and lives for me to have that right -- and that includes you, my dear -- thank you!

junquedujour said...

p.s. doesn't the gnc offer an herbal cure for hangovers?