8-Year Old Daughter: I drew this picture for you, Dad. It’s for you to hang at your desk when you get a job.
That hurt. Do you know what’s worse than being unemployed? Being unemployed with a daughter who is old enough to realize that you’re unemployed. Should I try to explain what investment income is in order to ease her mind? Or is that pointing out a problem that she is unaware of?
Jesus Christ. How did this happen to me? I started in investment banking years ago and thought I was set for life. I was never a six-figure “earner” but I thought I could carve out a fairly comfortable life. “What could possibly go wrong?,” I thought to myself. Plenty, it turns out.
Me: Give me a little kiss on my cheek.
3-Year Old Daughter: NO!
Me: Pleeeeease? I’ll pay you for one. How much are they?
3-Year Old Daughter: TWO DOLLARS!
Me: That’s a lot of money for a kiss!
3-Year Old Daughter: Well, they’re NOT ON SALE!
Honestly? The food is not that great but we keep going back. We probably always will.
There was a renovation in the 70’s so even though the structure is the same, the color palate has been changed. Unfortunately, if you ask me. I’d have preferred they keep the chrome, tube steel and red.