When six-year-old Auren asked his parents for money to buy a toy, his dad came up with a brilliant solution to silence his son, make his wife smile and send social media aflutter with laughter.
If your kids have ever asked for money for a toy or for an advance on their pocket money, then you will love what this clever dad did. After his son spent all day annoying him for money, Mike, a father from Missouri, USA, went to his computer and typed up a rejection letter from the Bank of DAD, where the loans aren’t easy to get and the slogan reads, “Because, apparently I look like I’m made of money”.
The rejection letter, which easily passes as an actual bank letter on first glance, states:
“After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores.
Furthermore, over $80.00 has been spent on discretionary entertainment expenses since Christmas. This is an unsustainable amount of expenditure, and we cannot further compound the problem by financially assisting with occurring further debt at this point.”
The lesson in money management came together in a grand total of five minutes, Mike explains. Al it took was a simple Google search for “dad bank” and writing “some banking jargon”. Mike then posted in on Reddit, where it went viral in a matter of days.
While Auren may not have been able to read the loan or even know what the word ‘loan’ means, Mike explains to The Huffington Post that the letter was made more for his wife’s amusement.
“While I am teaching my kid about managing money through other ways, this one was really meant to make Mum smile,” he says.
(via The Huffington Post)