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The Misadventures of Mrs. B: On The Phone With Dad: Seven Dollars

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

On The Phone With Dad: Seven Dollars

This is a verbatim transcript of a recent conversation with my father.

I am on the train.  My phone rings.

Me: "Hello?"

Dad: "The bill is thirty-five dollars.  What's the tip?" (notice the lack of a "hi, how ya doin?" there)

Me: "Seven dollars."

Dad: "Seven dollars?"

Me: "Seven."

Dad: "I'll give her 10.  Okay, honey, thank you."

Me: "You're welcome."

Dad: "Don't tell anyone about this."

Me: "Okay, I won't."

Dad: "Unless it's in the book you write about me."

Me: "Okay, Dad."


Seriously.  I couldn't make this up.



Anonymous Nain @ View From Down Here said...

Ha, that's know some cell phones have tip should show your dad how this works :-)

January 22, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Blogger Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

What a good girl you are, you didn't tell anyone!

January 22, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Blogger Sabrina said...

I love this dialog...sounds very similar to me and my dad. Thanks for sharing. :)

January 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Blogger Real Life Reslers said...

love it!!! so dad carries around a little card to tell him how much to leave. I tried to tell him he could just use the calculator on his cell phone but he said that was "for the birds" oh well....

January 22, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Blogger Jenny said...

I could have this conversation with my dad about a hundred things (not calcualting a tip however as he is an engineer and I can't balance my own checkbook much less figure out a tip in my head) but he had the first part of the conversation in his head, and just expects everyone else to be there too.

January 23, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Blogger Rachy said...


January 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Blogger Shell said...

Too funny!

January 25, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Blogger marissa said...

oh man that's super funny!

January 26, 2011 at 7:39 PM


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