Does this look like the face of an exploiter?
Well, maybe we'll call her an opportunist - or a loan shark. While we were on vacation, we ate at a local pizza place. After we arrived, we realized that the restaurant only accepts cash. We hardly ever have cash, so Rob left to go to a store that gives cash back [after a debit card purchase]. The cash back limit was $40, and we found we still needed a little more. Enter Emma and her huge handbag. Maybe it was the look of desperation on my face - or maybe she's just shrewd. After I asked her if we could borrow $10 she said, "If I give you $10, you have to give me $15 when you pay me back".
When we were telling this
When my dad was in the Navy (1967-1970), the men were paid with cash. But, it seems some of the men were as poor with planning as we were and occasionally needed a little more.
His going rate was:
a $5 loan with an $8 loan repayment
$10 for a $14 repayment
$20 for a $28 repayment
He had a bouncer, a little black book, and he'd stand at the end of the "payroll line" to collect his repaid loan with interest.
Who knew we had such "entrepreneurs" in our family!
Just so you know, Emma accepted payment in the form of a $15 stuffed manatee about ten minutes after we left the restaurant [in a little beach store].