When Parents Surprise You

23 Sep

I’m going to NYC with my dad this year in December. I usually take this trip with my mom, but I thought year 29 would be a good one for some father-daughter bonding…Manhattan style.

Here’s a gchat snippet about the method of payment used to book the trip:

me: He just gave me his credit card to pay for it
I said “CREDIT CARD???”
He said, “Yeah, I got one so I can buy things online.”
He doesn’t even know how to type!

Nancy: haha! what does he buy online?

me: That is a mystery. I am laughing out loud. What could he possibly get online? And who helps him? My brother, I guess? Dad’s computer is from 1993…there was no internet then. Only DOS.

Here’s the thing, people: My dad is anti-credit card. He thinks credit cards are stupid because “if you can’t pay for it outright, you don’t need to have it.” (I’m more like my mom, but I digress…) We’ve been to hotels and they’ve asked for a credit card for “incidentals” and my dad has to use mine. Because he didn’t have one. Also, I had a big ole whoppin’ wedding and he never used a card to pay for anything. Because he didn’t have one. Now, all of a sudden, he’s buying stuff online? I will get to the bottom of this.

4 Responses to “When Parents Surprise You”

  1. Ben September 24, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

    That is a great idea to go to NYC with your father. Who ever would have thought of such a thing? hmmmmmmmmmmm…

  2. Mandi September 24, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    Some random thought of it.

  3. Chuck September 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm #


  4. Cookie and Poppy October 6, 2009 at 1:22 am #

    Do you think your dad knows Krissee's dad??????? They must be related.

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