Today, a very special episode of Online Travel Review….
We were in the Berkshires last weekend and I was pleasantly surprised to find an adorable little CVS on Main Street in Great Barrington. Because I live in Manhattan (a Vanilla Reload-free zone, for the most part), I get a wee bit excited when I see a CVS when I’m traveling elsewhere. So I do what any father would do on their vacation and I dragged my wife and 2 7-year-old children into a drugstore on vacation so I could buy myself some VR cards.
They have approximately 30 million of them on the rack so I grab 10 of them and, with children in tow, I walk up to the cashier. This conversation takes place:
Child 1: What are those cards?
Me: They’re for daddy.
Child 2: But what ARE they?
Cashier: How much would you like to put on that?
Me: $500 each.
Child 1: FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS??????? You HAVE five hundred dollars?
Me: What? Yes. I do.
Child 2: But what are those cards? Why do you always buy them?
Me: They’re for daddy – they’re like money.
Child 1: Why are you buying money if you already have money?
Me: You know how we went in first class to Hawaii? Remember that? That’s because I get these cards.
Child 1: You’re buying tickets to Hawaii?
Cashier: Wait, how many of these do you have?
Child 2: Why do you have so many? Why do you need 10? If it’s money, why don’t you just buy 1? Why do you put money on it if it’s money? Isn’t that just a credit card? Why are you giving them a credit card to get a credit card?
Cashier: (Calling someone over) – How many of these are we allowed to sell in a day?
Other Cashier: You can buy 4.
Child 1: Are you getting in trouble?
Cashier: Can I have your license?
Child 2: Daddy, are you in trouble? Why is she taking your license?
Child 1: Are you allowed to buy these? Why is she taking away the other cards?
Child 2: Are you going to jail?
Cashier: That will be $2072.38 (we bought other stuff)
Child 1: TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS?????? YOU HAVE TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS?
Child 2: HOW DO YOU HAVE TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS? You said we didn’t have enough money to get the big bag of Doritos! I want the Doritos!
Child 1: Why are you buying those cards for so much money? Can you afford that?
Child 2: Why are you buying money?
Then we walk out the door.
Anyone ever bring their kids with them to CVS?