Trade

I cannot clearly remember what our dinner conversation yesterday was about, but it must’ve been about Ella asking me why I wouldn’t buy her a certain thing and me giving my standard reply that when she has her own money, she can buy it herself.

Ella – I’ll buy some money.
Me – Where are you going to buy it from? The bank? The shop? The supermarket?
Ella – From the shop.
Me – What will you use to pay for the money?
Ella – This food [pointing at the half chewed chicken drumsticks on her plate].
Me – Do you think anyone will give you money for some chicken bones?
Ella – Yea-eah.

I opened and closed my mouth a few times and then gave up on this converstation. There’s plenty of time still for her to learn about the restrictions of 1st world economics.

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One Response to “Trade”

  1. jeanie Says:

    ha ha – my daughter is still coming to grips with the concept that the money that comes from the hole in the wall has to be there in your account before you get it.


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