Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thanks Capital One, But We're OK
What I Would Have Emailed Back Had I Not Simply Called: Dear Capital One. Thank you for your concern. There was indeed excessive activity on our account today, to the tune of $3,300. I spent five unbelievable weeks in the British Isles during my senior year of college, and we have decided for some reason that my daughter should get to have a European experience too before she even goes to college. She is going on a fast-paced tour which will be much different than my more slow-paced experience, staying in bed and breakfasts, hiking through quaint villages like York and Cambridgeshire, and attempting to read Dubliners at a park near the Guinness Brewery after having a pint....or two. When we decided to give our daughter this Christmas, birthday, and graduation present combined, we anticipated having paid for the entire trip long before this time, but the economy seems to have affected our finances a bit, so we have not paid a cent since our original $1,000 down payment. Rest assured that we will eventually pay off this amount, but for now, enjoy charging us the nine percent interest rate that we have agreed to have between us, and thanks for checking on us. It is true that we are ordinarily much more frugal than it appears that we are being this month.