Wednesday's Words on a Friday
The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.
The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along to read it and add a few encouraging words.
This month the words/prompts are supplied by messymimi and can be found here
This week's words/prompts are:
1. bargain 2. outlook 3. belief 4. margin 5. differ 6. wagon
1. outlet 2. glasses 3. modest 4. letter 5. social 6. lift
Here is my story:
“It’s my belief that a modest lifestyle is the best option for a long term outlook,” said Michael. “You see all these letters we get in the mail, with advertisements for the new shopping outlet, they have bargain after bargain, but how many of these things do we really need? People get conned into buying so much that they need a farm wagon to get it all home and having new things gives their mood a lift, but only for a while. Jason, pay attention here.”
The small two year old boy put down the toy and focused again on his father. “My ideas differ from the social norm,” continued Michael, “but those who wear rose coloured glasses don’t see that a decent profit margin in their home budget is far better than the profit margin made by big companies. As you get older, I will teach you again and again and I will help you to build a financially stable future.”
As the key turned in the front door, Jason scrambled up from the floor and raced to greet his Mummy. “Mumumumum” he shouted gleefully as she held out her arms. Together they went into the kitchen and she poured him a glass of milk before unloading the groceries that Michael had now carried in from the car. “I gave him the speech again,” said Michael, “and I know he is too young to understand, but as he gets older we can have more discussions, with practical examples. I don’t want him to miss out on things his friends will have when he eventually begins school, but I do want him to know that he does not need everything advertised.”
“I know where this is coming from,” said Michelle, “and I understand. We worked hard to make this life for us and neither of us will ever be as poor as our families were, but don’t forget he needs fun too, and mistakes, he needs mistakes to learn from.” “Of course,” said Michael, “that’s where pocket money comes in. A percentage to be saved and the rest to buy what he wants whether we agree with it or not.”