Life lesson or gouging by a capitalist father?
My son collects drink cans for their deposit money and he saves up a large truckload for a run into town. He nearly has another load ready and it made me think about how I deal with it:
He knows that as a parent I’ll happily drive the cans into town for free but that my truck needs to be paid. I figure that through doing this he’s learning the true cost of doing things, planning, as well as how to utilize or leverage relationships and situations.
I will be a very proud man the day he tells me he’s found someone who’ll haul his cans for less…if he uses that to try and get me to lower my price, I might just weep!