Before I show you Tom’s Father’s Day gift, I want to give you a window into his personality.
You know that ice breaker question: what you would do if you won a million dollars? Usually the conversation goes to vacations, big houses, live-in maids, and live-in maids who clean vacation houses.
When I ask Tom what we’d do if we won a million dollars he says, “Well, if you win a million dollars, you don’t really get a million dollars. Winnings are taxed at almost 50%. Then we’d tithe, and then max out our Roth IRA and 401K, then pay off our mortgage. After that, maybe we’d go out to a nice dinner?”
I don’t even get to have a fancy Thoroughbred in my imagination.
When I really press him, Tom says that if we were millionaires the only thing that would change about our lifestyle is that we’d have fresh berries every day. Blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. Especially blackberries. Tom loves blackberries and blackberry pie.
I keep telling him that buying a box of blackberries, even at their most expensive, wouldn’t really add that much to our budget. Even if we bought two boxes a week it’d be like $40 a month. Most people pay more than that for cable or a gym membership.
But Tom isn’t the kind of guy to allow himself that sort of frivolity. So this is what I got him for Father’s Day — enough blackberries that he can shove them into his mouth with both hands and feel RICH RICH RICH.
Nothing but the best for my man.
David decorated the inside of the card.
I also got him a Starbucks gift card. It doesn’t have any money on it because that’s exactly what Tom would want on Father’s Day — for me to not spend any money at Starbucks.
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