At dinner last night with a good friend.
Friend: I got a new watch. (Shows me the watch…)
Me: Nice watch.
Friend: Yeah. (Becomes slightly sheepish). Uh, yeah I cashed in…
Me: (No. Don’t. Please don’t say it.)
Friend: Some Amex points…
Friend: …to get the watch.
Me: (tearing up…)
Friend: I feel like it’s hard to use those points for trips.
Me: (banging head against table)
Friend: And when I called for 4 tickets to Florida, they said that 200,000 points is only good for $1,600 worth of travel…
Me: (taking dinner fork and stabbing it into my leg, because that dulls the pain)
Friend: Plus there are never flights available.
Me: (bursting into tears, people now staring)
Friend: So I decided to get this watch.
Me: (a blubbering mess)
Me: Cool, it’s a great watch.