“MOM! I need one check for $1,967 and one for $1,250. We’re putting a deposit on the apartment and you need to drive me to the city by 5:00 p.m.,” said my 18-year-old daughter today.
She seriously believed this was enough advance notice for me to
A. Pull $3,217 out of my you-know-what.
B. Tell the editor of the national magazine I write for that I’m taking the afternoon off in the middle of our story deadline.
To be continued…