| 8:11 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
(was he serious?)
| 8:20 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yep... and even told me which one's he wanted down to the model number, and where I could purchase them. I simply said we'll see, and hung-up... astounded.
| 8:26 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
You've obviously been far too good a son for much too long. Now your parents are spoiled rotten and it's all your fault. ;)
| 9:03 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Can I be your dad ;)
| 9:35 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
You want clubs too? :)
| 9:44 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Give dad the clubs. Feel free to sticky me about the trip details and confirmation numbers and let dear old dad remain more interested in winter golf.
- the brother ya never knew ya had :)
| 9:56 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Okay... perhaps I don't have a problem with spending money ( just ask Brett about my last 2 Pubcon 'donations' )... but I was quite baffled by Dad's response after working so hard with my AMEX concierge. ( I'd rather pay extra to let someone else deal with it ).
It's either amazing or a sign as to how most Centurion or Platinum card holders don't take advantage of the service... or is it because AMEX takes advantage of you? I haven't figured that one out yet.
... or maybe it's just Dad that's taking advantage? ;)
| 10:52 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I bet you he thought you were pulling his leg and he wanted to make sure he was going to at least get some clubs out of the deal.
| 2:12 am on Jul 24, 2006 (gmt 0)|
On the bright side...You still have a mom and dad, many don't.
| 2:42 am on Jul 24, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yeah, bulldog, that was the thought I had when I read the topic headline on foo. My folks did see their 50th together, however, and it was grand.
| 3:25 am on Jul 24, 2006 (gmt 0)|
See the trouble is, you didn't start Parent Training early enough. I started with mine the instant they tried fobbing off school uniform items as 'birthday presents'.
I was four, and they still didn't get away with it.
Or, we can do a parent swap! If I send so much as one lousy birthday card I get moaned at for 'wasting money'.
PS:My companion here says he'll send your Dad the clubs, if he can have the tickets, and extras. That way, everyones happy!
| 7:37 am on Jul 24, 2006 (gmt 0)|
But if the trip is a xmas gift aren't the golf clubs for his 50th?
Oh and BTW, what about dear old mum? ;)
| 4:48 pm on Jul 24, 2006 (gmt 0)|
what about dear old mum? - Shes the caddy!
| 5:17 pm on Jul 24, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|"sounds great, when can I get my new golf clubs?" |
Response 1: When you use your own credit card to buy them, the sales clerk will give your clubs along with your receipt.
Response 2: Actually, I bought you the clubs first. But then you called me about the trip, so I decided to give that to you instead and keep the clubs for myself. And boy are they NICE!