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Friday, June 15, 2012

America's Economy Needs Samu Store

Samu is a consumer. He'll find something to buy no matter what that store sells - including Victoria's Secret. Damn pink dogs. He has no concept of money, like our government, he thinks its just for spending. No wonder our economy is in the state its in.

Maybe that's why our education's Common Core standards incorporated counting money in the math curriculum. I thought it was a little ridiculous having a Kindergartner count pennies, nickels and dimes when they don't even know how to tell time yet. If he ever gets paid by the hour, he's going to be asking for advances every five minutes.

Anyway, my mother had this bright idea of buying him a toy cash register, because like I mentioned, he always finds something to buy.

He can practice counting money! She justified.

In actuality, he didn't count anything. He just played with the plastic coins and little paper bills and didn't put them in their allotted place.

I'm neurotic. It drove me crazy - like folding a map the wrong way - so I suggested playing "Store".

I laid out items and placed a price tag with a sticky note. He played the customer and purchased things, which I transacted and gave him change. He complained when I made him count with me and said it would be better if we switched.

When it was his turn to run the store, he jacked up the prices. Like $85 for a pen and $75 for a pair of scissors.

$85 pen - The Tiffany's of office supplies

I'm so glad he wasn't selling cigarettes.

I purchased the pen (for $85) and gave him five twenties. He put my money to the side and gave me four twenties back - plus - a wad of fives and a few tens and a bunch of singles.

"That's how you run your store?" I asked.

"Yeah! You need money. I give it to you so you can buy more!"

I call that "Samu-nomics."

Maybe I should send Obama a proposal?


10 comments:

  1. Lily and Samu should totally open up a store together because they obviously share the same business ideals and love of consumerism. Lily's store would only sell Backyardigans merchandise, Strawberry Shortcake dolls, and pink or purple and/or shiny stuff, though. And Pop Tarts.

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    1. Ohhh - Samu would totally go for the Pop Tarts. If they stocked fudge, he'd eat the supply...and still give you change!

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  2. Your kid is definitely a genius! Really, do send Obama that proposal. :)

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    1. It is a little more pro-active than a bail out, isn't it.

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  3. Ask Samu if I can borrow - please - HAVE $50,000

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    1. He says if you buy the thousand dollar notebook with a fifty-dollar bill, he'll give you sixty-thousand change - so you can buy that Prada key chain or a MacBook Air.

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  4. His plan would probably work as well as whatever "plan" they we are following now!

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    1. Damn right! Because I'd rather be personally indebted to China.

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  5. LOL! That was hilarious! I like that store too! And what friendly customer service! A wad of money AND a smile! Gotta love that :)

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    1. Samu always smiles when he's playing with money. Takes after his mother, ha, ha!

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