Counting all his money…
Pip wanted a new mouse for his computer and some art pens to complete a project.
A trip was taken to the office supplies store.
The pens were selected, then he moved to the computer mouse section.
He found the perfect mouse. Ideal for his needs, shiny, bright and $80.
Without hesitation he put it back on the shelf and picked up the less than $20 model.
“You can afford it, can’t you?” I ask. (I know he has cash in the four-figures in the bank from the past years of birthday and Christmas money.)
“I can, but I don’t want to waste my money.” he replies quickly.
“Are you saving it for something?” I wonder.
“No”, he says. “I just don’t like wasting money.”
I can hear my Scottish ancestors whispering in his ear, “Be canny with your money, wee lad. Be canny with your money.”