THE LOST BLOG POSTS – thanks to electronic spring cleaning I found numerous blog posts that I wrote but didn’t publish due to Hurricane Sandy and publishing / promoting Dangled Carat here is one of them….
“Let me see your nails,” I said to my mother, as my husband and I sat at her dining room table having lunch. “I love the color,” I exclaimed. It was a bright purple shade, and looked wonderful. “Remember when you only did your nails in muted pinks and beiges,” I reminisced.
“Yeah,” She replied. She smiled as she continued, “If not for your influence, I still would.”
“Do you like my green?” I asked her as I held out my hands.
“Very pretty,” she admired.
“I did them myself,” I announced proudly. “I stopped going for manicures.”
“I don’t know. They were taking so much time, and I could do them so easily myself. Besides, why should I waste the money?”
“Also, I figured by skipping weekly manicures I’d save over six thousand dollars a year!”
“How do you figure that?” She asked. “That’s a lot of money. Just how much were you paying for a manicure anyway?”
“With tip it was around twelve dollars a week, so for fifty two weeks, that is over six thousand dollars.” I explained.
“Huh?” she asked, looking totally confused.
I was about to explain again, when my husband, who I thought was ignoring our conversation chimed in. “Hilary, twelve times fifty two is close to six hundred dollars not six thousand dollars.”
I bit my lip. I redid the numbers in my head. “Oh, yeah, you are right. I had the decimal point in the wrong place.” I smirked. “Minor mistake.”
Then he turned to my mom and announced, “Loretta, meet your daughter and my wife, the accountant!”
When I first started working in accounting, I had to sum up entries in a phone book on an adding machine. As my fingers got faster, my brain got slower. Has technology ruined any of your skill sets?