March 18th, 2009
  • Ass Burger Boy has a job. With his first paycheck, he wanted to buy a new camera. I offered to buy his web cam to help him achieve his goal. He negotiated with me, just because he wanted to use his skills. So I paid $65 for something I have never used, and don’t really care to, so he could have his camera. And? He was $15 short after tax. That’s $80.
  • He used up the batteries in one freaking day.
  • This led to a frantic search for rechargeable batteries. Our charger did not work with these batteries. Our charger worked with a particular type of battery that is no longer available. $80 down the tubes.
  • He found another charger, plus batteries. With a replacement warranty plan. Another $112.
  • So he’s into me for about $130. Which was comforting when I went to buy a box of wine and discovered that there was not enough in the account to cover it. I wasn’t using my cash, so I did without. Even though the pain of tromping the freaking mall left me gasping.
  • I was thinking I might get domestic chores out of him in recompense, but it doesn’t look good. Once he gets what he wants, it seems what he agreed to do for it becomes unimportant.
  • I will get $60 back next pay, so I negotiated that I could share use of the camera for the remainder. So far, it has not left his grasping hands.
  • I wanted an image of my blog post idea notebook, and he was to take the image for me. It wasn’t readable. He suggested I use my scanner.
  • I had to explain all of these points to him since he was mystified as to why I was a tad cranky with him.

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15 Responses to “The Costly Photographer”

Linda Says:

Repeat this mantra

I love my child. I love my child. I am a good mother. I love my child.

Because there are days when we need to be reminded.

You know, he has to sleep sometime. Grab that camera whilst he slumbers.

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Angella Says:

ABB cracks me up. As does his Mom.

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iamthediva Says:

LOL @linda
that’s great.

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MidLifeMama Says:

The good news: He found something that he apparently LOVES to do. With any youthful person that is a big step. The apathy with which they usually move through life is so mind boggling to me that it is refreshing when something grabs them and lights them up. The bad news: they are members of the instant gratification generation. Waiting to pay for something when you have the funds, wha? HUH? Are you kidding right now?

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Judi Says:

You lost me after leaving the mall without the wine. The batteries/charger would have went back to the store until next paycheck. Your happiness is much more important, plus you would have had a box of wine to compensate for all the whining he would do for the week without his charger, so it was a win/win for you.

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warriorwoman Says:

ok people, she left out the part where warriorwitch came charging to the rescue with wine, rum and coolers.

sometimes friends with esp come in real handy.


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Talina Says:

Slap him and take the camera so you can take your photo…

Ah, instant gratification… Isn’t is slightly sickening?

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Krissa Says:

This sounds SO familiar. Keelan was planning to go to her grandparents house along with a friend for spring break. She has a paying job, yet never the money she needs when she really needs it. She bought new clothes she needed. And found a deal on a Canon Rebel for $400.00 from a friend of hers. She paid $100. down so she could go ahead and get it to have something to take pictures with while she was there. Only she had to borrow money from me to have any to take with her.
I wonder how far down the list I am to be paid? My $35.00 will be the last money seen, I’m betting. ;-)

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Coast Rat Says:

ABB is getting to know his way around a pretty good deal…

What kind of images did he take with the new camera>

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Torch Says:

… “Once he gets what he wants, it seems what he agreed to do for it becomes unimportant.” … hummm, welcome to my world!!! As far as I’m concerned we’re talking about a typical kid here! BTW – WELCOME BACK! I’ve missed reading your ditties!

Cat Says:

you should use the web cam to do vlogs! i’ve been thinking about that myself since typing takes an eternity now

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lceel Says:

BOX of wine? WTF? Screw off caps (no pun intended) are bad enough – but a BOX?

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will yummy Says:

yahhhhhhh…Ass Burger Boy, I knew your were all that! Proud of you! Ya could’a left a little for the wine.

Hyphen Mama Says:

See, that’s why I’m stealing every cent from my kids’ savings accounts NOW when they’re oblivious. In the future, I know I’ll be justified.

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teeni Says:

ROFL. After seeing Talina’s comment, should we worry for the unborn child? ;) LOL.

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