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My kids haven’t cleaned their bathroom like they were supposed to. I decided to leave a note under a rag they left on the floor. Let’s see if they find it. It’s been a week already.

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u/stevemm70 3d ago

Once when we sent our son off to Boy Scout camp, I wrapped a $20 bill around his toothbrush before he left, and didn't tell him about it. When he got back, I asked if he found the money I left for him. He said "what money?"

Busted.

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u/dragonfly120 3d ago edited 3d ago

This is genius. I'm going to do this with my son's shampoo at summer camp this year. My older daughter snitched on him that he hadn't showered the entire week he was there.

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u/PhillMahooters 3d ago

Good lord.

At summer camp. SUMMER camp.

Kid will only have friends that smell as bad as him by the end of that week.

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u/dragonfly120 3d ago

When I called him on it, he looked me straight in the face and said "We went swimming, I didn't need to shower".

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u/PhillMahooters 3d ago

Yeah that's how it works. Not like anything gross floats around in open water or anything.

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u/TieElDoradoon 3d ago

Well he is probably 7 sooooo

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u/PhillMahooters 3d ago Table Slap

You right. HE was the gross thing floating in the water.

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u/thepugman16 3d ago

To be fair, the showers at those camps can be absolutely filthy. I remember walking into one, seeing a cockroach skitter down a drain, then just slowly backing out. I still brushed my teeth, but there’s no way I was going to get naked anywhere near one of those demon bugs.

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u/Illusive_Man 3d ago

did your counselors not force you to shower?

I worked at a summer camp and kids often tried to avoid showering and we did not allow it

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u/thepugman16 3d ago edited 2d ago

It was a Scout camp where we went to classes and tbh, it’s pretty easy to cover up the smell if you’re using an ungodly amount of deodorant.

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u/InevitableRhubarb232 3d ago

I don’t understand why the leaders don’t encourage hygiene in these trips!

I asked mine if he showered. He said yes, but follow up questions told the actual story: he fell in the lake on day 6 and rinsed off in the shower … with his clothes on. 🤦‍♀️

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u/stevemm70 3d ago

They learn over time to take care of themselves properly. This was year one of Scouts. In year two he did better. He’s in college now and I assure you he brushes twice every day.

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u/InevitableRhubarb232 3d ago

Naw. Mine is almost 16 and had 7 cavities between now and his last check 6 months ago 😑 that’s what I get for letting him self regulate

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u/gayjoystick 3d ago

Dentist must've bought a new yacht! Someone's gotta pay for it!

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u/TheGov3rnor 3d ago

That’s gross

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u/stevemm70 3d ago

Young boys are gross.

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u/TheGov3rnor 3d ago

True lol I guess I always WANTED to brush my teeth though because I thought it was fun and made my mouth taste better

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u/70ms 3d ago

Do you need a new mom? Can I adopt you? Please?

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u/gadget850 4d ago

My little sister used to leave all her crap on the floor. I started chucking quarters in the mess and she started cleaning up. And yes, this was 1973 when you could buy something for a quarter.

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u/SlothOfDoom 4d ago Narwhal Salute

Were you wearing an onion on your belt?

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u/capskinfan 4d ago

As was the style at the time

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u/D00zer 4d ago

Give me 5 bees for a quarter, you'd say.

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u/Fskn 4d ago

We had to say dickety in those days as the kasier had stolen our word for twenty.

I chased that rascal for dicketythree miles to get it back.

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u/r3dd1tu5er 4d ago

What’re you cacklin’ at, fatty? Too much pie, that’s your problem!

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u/Re_Cy_Cling 4d ago

Now, where were we? Oh yeah, the important thing was I had an onion on my belt.

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u/Technodictator 4d ago

As was the style at the time

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u/motzak 3d ago

I give you a quarter for 5 bees, they'd say.

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u/Angelworks42 3d ago

Now where were we...

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u/Aetrane 3d ago

We couldn't find any of the white ones, because of the war! All we could find were the big yellow ones

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u/Gojisoji 4d ago

Lmao please grampa more stories

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u/Searchlights 3d ago

I'll be deep in the cold, cold ground before I recognize Missourah.

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u/Cottn 3d ago

At the risk of upholding the fact that I'm a dumbass- what is this referencing?

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u/wowsosquare 4d ago edited 3d ago

I don't mean to compare your sister's piles of clothes to cow shit but....

This makes me think of a farm I worked on.

(Sips cognac, puts feet up) They had cows but didn't have so much grazing land and practiced a kind of"intensive rotational grazing." They would drag the pastures with a light, rake-like implement pulled by a little cultivating tractor after the cows were done, to spread out the turds so they didn't kill the grass underneath them. Then they had a clever idea... they started feeding the cows a little handful of whole corn every day. Some of the corn made it all the way through the cow. This would attract the wild turkeys and pheasants to their grazing pastures, breaking up the turd piles. I mean it was like you put a damn M80 in each turd. Perfectly spread out. Just like your sister.

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u/renohren 3d ago

You just described what is essentially traditional pasturing in many areas in the world, you get milk, meat, eggs and a richer topsoil. Practice culture rotation and only allow the animals to operate on the resting fields... You get plenty of food from a small surface.

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u/wowsosquare 3d ago edited 3d ago

Yup! I think in America we often had more land than time, so we didn't have to do that so much. But in in recent decades some organic farmers have gotten into it through using and modifying a (maybe somewhat overly formalized and academic) French system called Voisin.

https://pasture.io/grazing-systems/andre-voisin

The places I worked didn't work other animals in to the system, it was just cows and they did artisanal value added type bougie things with the oh -so- organic milk ( yogurt, cheese, something fancy I forgot and could never pronounce) But I was impressed at how much grazing they could get by moving the cows daily to a carefully sized fresh patch of lush 6" tall grass! The pastures were just so beautiful and bright green...and the cows LOVED getting on the new grass every day. Sometimes they'd get moved twice a day IIRC. It was pretty cool!

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u/toiletpaper1029 3d ago

Thanks for the neat info! I love learning about new things that I'll never use lol

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u/AdEquivalent9668 4d ago

I once dated a spoiled rich girl in HS. Her floor was always covered in clothes. One day I was over I began picking up clothes. I ended up finding about $360 in hundreds and twentys throughout the mess. Ended up giving it back to her and she was just like oh thanks. I should have kept it. Never went out with her again.

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u/analogpursuits 4d ago

My kid left all kinds of crap in his pockets as a teenager. Sometimes I'd switch the laundry and put his in the dryer so I could wash my stuff. There was always some rocks, wrappers, paper clips, or other stuff in the washer. One day I found $16. So I texted him a picture of the money and said "found this in your wash load. Im keeping it. Better start cleaning out your pockets". He learned his lesson and I didnt find crap in the washer any more.

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u/rydan 3d ago

I once found a mysterious white rock sitting on the side of the road. It was really weird because of just how white it was so I stuffed it in my pocket. Around a month later my mom is screaming at me asking me why I chlorine tablet in my pants because it bleached all our clothes.

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u/analogpursuits 3d ago

This is why I NEVER washed my clothes with his. It'd be my luck that a red crayon or that bleach tablet would ruin my clothes.

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u/personfraumannkamera 3d ago

That's why you have to taste any weird rocks you find first

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u/weveran 3d ago

Haha, my parents did the same thing with us. They said any money they find is being collected for washer/dryer repairs.

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u/JollyRancher29 3d ago

Ours was a charity jar for the local food pantry lol.

Taught us a lesson and helped the community, win-win

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u/ommnian 3d ago

I call that the 'mom fee' for doing laundry. If I find it in your pockets, or in the washing machine/dryer while doing laundry, its mine.

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u/Calypsosin 3d ago

That's why 5 year old me left live crickets in my pockets. Because I loved my mom and I loved crickets!

Why the hell did I love crickets? Hands down one of the most annoying creatures on this planet.

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u/Zer0Cool89 3d ago

I dunno, a 5 year old that leaves live crickets in their pockets might be more annoying then the crickets themselves.

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u/nutmegtell 3d ago

Cricket in Times square made me love them as a kid!

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u/216horrorworks 3d ago

We call those "dryer tips" around my place. You find it..... You keep it.

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u/PalpatineForEmperor 3d ago

I'm going to start taking pictures of money and telling my daughter I found it in her laundry. Maybe she'll start doing her own laundry.

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u/imasitegazer 4d ago Gold

My stepmom bet my stepbrother $500 that he wouldn’t graduate high school.

Sounds extreme but before that he was a rebel without a cause and fixing to find himself on the streets or jail when he graduated.

He did it and got his money.

Spent it snowboarding. Lives a great life now.

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u/Dontdothatfucker 3d ago

That’s actually a super solid parenting move. That High school Diploma keeps a LOT of doors open that might shut to a dropout. And many times it’s easier for dropouts never to go back and get a GED

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u/Nice-Violinist-6395 3d ago

It’s strange how many parents refuse to reward their kids financially for schoolwork (if they have the means) given that the whole point of doing well in school is so you can eventually get a job where you’re awarded for your hard work by being compensated financially.

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u/eveninghawk0 3d ago

There's actually decent research that shows that money does not incentivize kids to get better grades. The reason is that it's an extrinsic rather than intrinsic motivator. Extrinsic motivators work for very short-term goals ("I'll give you $20 to take the garbage to the curb") but not long-term goals that require steady effort and application. People tend to revert to intrinsic motivators over time. This has been found in workplaces too where an increase in compensation does not lead to an increase in performance. The best way to help kids excel at school is to have an overall family life that teaches them the value of learning/education as an end in itself and that emphasizes effort over rewards (money) or outcomes (grades) - all of which they internalize and which then drives them.

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u/brusiddit 3d ago

Now, OP's method is just genius, though. They are not being offered a monetary reward for being clean. They are being trained by the human psychology of loss aversion.

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u/That_Shrub 3d ago

And rejection motivation works

Especially for people like me with ADHD

For example, "I'll show those jerks!"

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u/aStoveAbove 3d ago

I wish I operated like that. As a fellow ADHD person if someone saying "you can't do X" made me want to disprove them I would be so happy.

Instead I go "ok, I don't care" and continue fucking my life up :)

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u/That_Shrub 3d ago

I will say that as I get older, I find I'm more tired and some of those intense responses are mellowing a bit. Now instead it's anxiety-colored which sucks

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u/TWAT_GOBBLER 3d ago

Except for some of us, who experience rejection like a stab in the heart and are completely demotivated because of it.

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u/victoria73548 3d ago

Yeah, for me it's more like "I'll show those jerks!.....that they're right about me"

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u/leethedude2 3d ago

Negative reinforcement has never worked for me, old school mindsets either make me wanna get better on my own so I can say f off to them (I get better but become spiteful) or just do something else more rewarding. Watching someone succeed and do it with joy/passion is what motivates me.

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u/That_Shrub 3d ago

Succeeding out of spite is rejection motivation. I totally agree though that seeing others' passion is very inspiring. If someone's talking on and on about something they love, I could listen all day.

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u/BloatedGlobe 3d ago

My older sibling was failing out of high school. My grandparents wanted to stop them from failing so they offered to pay them for every A and B (equal value. They did not want us to just take easy A classes). To be fair, they offered me the same deal.

I made bank. My sibling did not.

(They are studying for their PhD now, so it all worked out in the end.)

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u/eveninghawk0 3d ago

Yah. Makes sense. Your sibling eventually figured out what they wanted and pursued it. Cash rewards just don't cut it for long-term success.

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u/tlvv 3d ago

My parents also made similar deals with us but the execution wasn’t great. My sister wasn’t academic so was told she would get $100 per A grade. A few years later I was told that an A grade for me would be worth something like $20 because it was more likely I would get As. My dad literally sat in front of me after my first semester and worked out how much each grade should be worth by starting with how much he wanted to give me (same as my sister got).

It taught me that life was unfair, that expectations of me were high, and that there is little to know correlation between outcome and reward. So I suppose it prepared me well for when I worked in the public section and the only reward for being good at my job was more and harder work.

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u/EmeraldGlimmer 3d ago

Exactly. Plus, it's been found that you can actually remove intrinsic motivation by replacing it with extrinsic motivation. For example, volunteer firefighters were paid for a short time to do the job they had been doing for free. Then the pay was removed. Most of them quit.

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u/the_gato_says 3d ago edited 3d ago

A story I remember from a communications class in college—

A man who lived near a school bus stop was tired of the kids littering in his yard. Being a smart fellow, he hatched a plan and offered the kids $5 a week to throw all their trash in his yard every week. The kids of course took him up on it. After a few weeks the man told the kids he wouldn’t pay them anymore but asked them to keep throwing all their trash on his lawn. The kids refused and no longer trashed his lawn.

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u/EmeraldGlimmer 3d ago

That's hilarious. I wish I knew if it was true.

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u/WaveCore 3d ago

I’d believe it. You can get people to do things much more easily if you make them think it’s of their own free will

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u/Impacatus 3d ago

I can see the logic, but I'm curious why it tends to only be applied to positive reinforcement. Punishing kids for doing poorly is also an extrinsic motivator, yet it doesn't seem to be one that people are particularly concerned about compared to offering money for grades.

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u/AnotherAustinWeirdo 3d ago

The bigger problem is the disconnect between actions and grades.

Some kids figure out how to get As, or come to school already with skills/habits that tend to get those grades, but some kids have no clue and get no help. (telling them to 'study' and 'listen to the teacher' = no help)

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u/jaschen 3d ago

Something similar, my cousin didn't want to finish college because it was too hard. So he bet that he could quit smoking(2 packs a day for 50 years) if she would finish college.

He quit cold turkey on her graduation. Both are living a healthy life now.

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u/StoicSinicCynic 3d ago

Damn, I wish my dad would do this. He's been smoking since 1970 and isn't stopping no matter how much we tell him to. 😕

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u/Fearless_Baseball121 3d ago edited 3d ago

My wife was told she would get 20$ for the first A+ she got on her exams, with every additional A+ multiplying that. She got so many A+'es that they just gave up had to backpaddle and just gave her 100 to avoid financial ruin. Her 3 older siblings got the same offer, but apparently that was never a issue (or risk) with them.

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u/macaronfive 3d ago

This happened in my family. My brother was not a good student, so they offered $5 for As. Then I came along, a straight A student, and they regretted their policy, lol. But it was for As in report cards, so it’s not like I put them in bankruptcy.

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u/Lyrehctoo 3d ago

Starting in 7th grade, I pay my kids for their grades on their report cards. A= $10, B= $5, C= $1, D= -$5, F= -$10. My oldest is a freshman and has over $500 saved (might be some birthday/Christmas money in there too). My stepson, 11th grade, would owe me nearly the same if I charged him for low grades. My father did the same for me but also starting in high school offered $100 for straight A's for a semester and $1000 for A's for the year. Got the $100 a couple times but never the grand. My daughter was very close last quarter to getting all A's and is very close again (last week of quarter 2).

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u/SirSamuelVimes83 3d ago

Shit, I wish I'd had the program you had, I'd have had a nice chunk by the end of HS. All I got was "that's nice, when are you moving out?"

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u/Elegant_Operation820 4d ago

This will be consumed by bathroom mold before they find it

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u/Booblicle 4d ago

And then when they do, they'll be in debt.

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u/wowsosquare 4d ago

Let's see....8 years, plus the industry standard 12% compound interest... And of course accounting for inflation during this period...

HONEY! Great news, the kids found the note, we can retire now!

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u/pman13531 3d ago Gold

Is this the millennial retirement plan?

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u/Gregus1032 3d ago

Putting future generations in financial stress so the current can live comfortably....

Where have I seen this before?

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u/Taylorenokson 3d ago

You either die a millennial or live long enough to become a boomer.

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u/gstarrett 3d ago

X gen enters the chat, shrugs, and leaves.

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u/Koshindan 3d ago

And no one notices anyways.

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u/kirby34 3d ago

We’re used to it at this point.

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u/Macho_Chad 3d ago

🤷‍♂️

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u/Right-Mark5041 3d ago

I dunno. Currently supporting my parents and my sisters 30 year old kid. My retirement plan is to work myself to death.

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u/That-Ad757 3d ago

Run away from home

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u/ChahmedImsure 3d ago

How about instead of doing that, you don't do that.

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u/akatherder 3d ago

Finding notes under rags beats my investment strategy and retirement plans so far.

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u/breaditbans 4d ago

The kids will be selling the house when the parents are dead when they find it.

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u/Chilluminaughty 3d ago

Archaeologists in the future find the note. Would be in debt 500 trillion social credits. Tell no one.

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u/lonelliott 3d ago

You are so much nicer than my parents. 50 dollars? Hell, my dad would literally take the cable box to work with him if I didnt do my chores for a morning.

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u/SuperAwesomeWTF 3d ago

Right! Plus, finding this note doesn’t actually require cleaning anything. All one of them needs to do is move the rag a bit to see the note and boom, money, depending on the date they find it.

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u/schmo006 4d ago

Can I come by and clean your bathroom? I could use the 40$

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u/Struevesant 4d ago Gold Platinum Take My Energy Got the W Mind Blown Laser Eyes Woah Dude

Somebody wrote graffiti in a past life.

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u/prevuznack 4d ago Shocked

That’s crazy. In my teenage years, I used to run around the town and tag everything with a few friends. How were you able to see it with my handwriting?

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u/venetanakedguy 4d ago edited 3d ago Gold Take My Energy Respect

Your A’s, R’s, S’s, and writing in all caps are the giveaways (to the trained eyes 😉)

Edit: something else I didn’t catch at first, on the RA in “congratulations” & “subtracted” the lower leg of the R doubles as the slash in the A.

2nd edit: for the record I don’t partake in it, but my wife & several of my friends do and I see it everywhere daily due to where I live so I’d call myself graffiti adjacent.

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u/prevuznack 4d ago

👊

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u/iCantPauseItsOnline 4d ago

fucking amazing. I was gonna come in here and tease you about the "5" lol, but I appreciate these folks way more haha

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u/tpooney 3d ago

I came here to say the 5 as well lol

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u/Pwn5t4r13 3d ago

YOU’VE WON $ངo!

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u/rockinandrollinAine 3d ago

How did you make it look like that in font 😳

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u/regalrecaller 3d ago

Science

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u/nibbles_koala_thorax 3d ago

Technically that answer is correct for most questions.

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u/toccata81 3d ago

For real

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u/gmanz33 3d ago

I ain't come here to say shit but I learned more than I expected

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u/TheGamerHat 4d ago

And the G's!

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u/Crusader050 4d ago

I was gonna say their handwriting is literally the graffiti font if it's an actual font style lol

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u/10eleven12 3d ago

What about the D's?

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u/brycedriesenga 3d ago

Deez nuttttssss

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u/Crafty-Crafter 3d ago

gangsta recognize gangsta shit right here. Damn.

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u/hork79 4d ago Spit-take

Stop looking at OPs ARS pls

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u/alfalfalfalafel 3d ago

Okay this is r/nextfuckinglevel

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u/Sesamechama 3d ago

I wasn’t expecting that the coolest thing I’d be reading on Reddit today is a thread analyzing a former teen tagger’s memo to their kid.

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u/St4rkW1nt3r 4d ago

I've never tagged graffiti and yet I could have mistaken OP's handwriting as my own. TIL I have the potential to graffiti artist.

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u/lhopii 3d ago

same, i wonder if i was a graffiti artist in my past life

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u/Guys-in-bananas 3d ago

I believe in you, just get a can and a mask and go out and roam the city my dude!!!! You can wing it

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u/mermaidrampage 3d ago

This is r/bestof material

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u/Teekoo 3d ago

Haha, I can't describe it but this is so cool for some reason.

A nod of recognition from a niche hobbyist.

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u/OneOfTheOnlies 3d ago

It's cool because the world is full of details that we don't notice. It's first cool because of the act itself, where they spotted details and deduced something. But then it's far cooler because its a reminder that each hobby and interest we pursue opens our eyes to new details in the world that we've been ignoring or taking for granted this whole time.

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u/Chronibitis 3d ago

I do this, but because I went to school for engineering.

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u/AweDiablo 3d ago

The REA linked toghether in "reading" was also pretty unique!

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u/flossdaily87 3d ago

Lol well done. I have near identical handwriting. Guilty as charged 👨‍🎨

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u/OfferChakon 3d ago edited 3d ago

Former graff writer/dad. We have the exact same handwriting.

I used to write graffiti. I still do but I used to too.

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u/MisterRegio 3d ago

Once a writer, always a writer. I still have my work notebooks' covers riddled with tags and bombs. I'm almost 38.

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u/MazzIsNoMore 3d ago

This is why I love the Internet.

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u/Struevesant 3d ago

I used to be a writer here in Philly many, many moons ago. You just get to have a style when you practice graffiti over and over and this is certainly it.

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u/jakemch 3d ago

Are you Boner 4Evr?

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u/Struevesant 3d ago

Nah way before those days.

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u/Goseki1 4d ago

I actually would have guessed ex-military myself

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u/winter_laurel 3d ago

That… was impressive. This is some Sherlock Holmes shit.

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u/Sapowski_Casts_Quen 3d ago

Shake can. Tag. Discombobulate.

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u/sunfries 3d ago

I'm thoroughly amazed and entertained how you called that

I obviously don't have the trained eye because it just looks like normal handwriting to me!

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u/TossAway35626 3d ago

Look at how often he uses the tail of one letter as a piece of another.

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u/jakemch 3d ago

My handwriting has that similar quality but mine is more due to it being a print/cursive blend rather than being a graffiti artist lol

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u/Raxyzz 3d ago

Why is that a common practice in graffiti though?

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u/avantgardengnome 3d ago

A few reasons. You have to be able to throw up a tag quickly so as not to get caught, so designing one where the letters run together in efficient ways is important. Spray paint as a medium lends itself to longer fluid lines, too. Then you have to consider that writers are always looking at other people’s work and building on it (like any art form, it’s a conversation), so over time these trends that originally formed naturally because of the first two things I’ve mentioned became touchstones in the graffiti aesthetic in a bunch of different regions, which people deliberately emphasize and showcase.

(I don’t write but I’ve been interested in graffiti a long-ass time and these are just observations I’ve made from paying attention to it. Could easily be off base).

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u/inconsolablecucumber 3d ago

Faster and saves paint!

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u/HeyItsTheJeweler 3d ago

This is one of the coolest things I've come across on Reddit in a while. Well done.

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u/SissyFrisco 3d ago

It's scrolling across comments such as yours, that make my time spent on Reddit worth it.

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u/DonnerPartyAllNight 3d ago

That’s hilarious. I noticed I have similar handwriting as OP (theirs are better) and also did graffiti as a kid. Never would have put two and two together as to the reason why.

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u/goddessgamora 3d ago

This is tripping me out. Your example as well as OPs looks near identical to my Dads handwriting, its uncanny. My Dad grew up a farmboy though, so I will have to ask him about his secret past as a graffiti artist hahah

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u/Lrkrmstr 3d ago

My writing looks almost exactly like this yet I’ve never done graffiti before… should I start? Maybe I’m a natural!

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u/megtuuu 3d ago

I had this same issue with my daughter! Wet rags left on the bathroom floor. She kept denying & getting very upset. Sick of her lies & the rags left on the floor daily, I took her phone then tried to catch her in the act. Set up a camera directed at the floor only. To my surprise I see my DOG come in, jump in the tub, jumps out with the rag in her mouth. She drops it & proceeds to spread it out flat & rub her face & paws on it then roll around on it. My daughter got a new phone & a big apology!

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u/Katetothelyn 3d ago

That’s hilarious lol

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u/megtuuu 3d ago

Who knew a dog could be so ladylike that she has to wash up after every meal

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u/Kindaspia 3d ago

My mom has these dryer balls which are basically cotton or wool that replace dryer sheets and remove static. She kept getting really angry that we were giving the dog those balls to play with until she saw the dog pick one up out of the dryer and bring it to her to play.

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u/tempo90909 3d ago edited 3d ago

Studies indicate that people respond to intermittent rewards more than they do to consistent ones. Do not make any comments that you will or won't leave another note again. Then when they have forgotten about it. Do it again without notice. Repeat once more in the future with no pattern involved and you will never have dirty bathrooms again. lol!

Edit: Five Little Pennies Pepprs and How They Grew

Edit 2: Studies also indicate that people respond much better to positive feedback than negative feedback. In other words, don't put a responsive your speed is sign in your neighborhood. If they are driving the speed limit, put up a smiley face and they will be much more likely to drive the speed limit.

In this case, put up a smiley sign on the bathroom door when and if it is cleaned by them and nothing if it isn't cleaned by them.

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u/snortingdietcoke 3d ago

YUP.

In my field we call it “intermittent reinforcement schedule” or “variable ratio/interval schedule”. Strongest schedules of reinforcement for behavior change.

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u/tempo90909 3d ago

Psychology, it's a thing, huh? lol! Works on pets too. (Except for piglet who has their own belief system.)

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u/PeanutArtillery 3d ago

If they don't have dirty bathrooms they won't get a note. They have to make the bathroom dirty to bait dad, wait for a note, then turn everything over. Repeat. It's what I'd do.

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u/RadlogLutar 4d ago

Hey OP, please update that on 8th March 2023. I am eager and never in my life, I wished on someone's kid washing someone else's bathroom so quick. I am even saving this post to remind myself

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u/designer_farts 4d ago

If its passed 50 days do the kids need to pay the parents?

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u/noobtastic31373 4d ago

That's how I would play this.

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u/Marxism-tankism 4d ago

I mean that’s almost two months of no cleaning I’d do that, obviously I’d make them clean it at some point and wouldn’t let them owe me like 100 bucks or something

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u/redryan243 4d ago

Idk, in this economy I might let them go a while before telling them.

It's like passive income!

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u/TheAshenHat 4d ago

Its kids, no matter what you do* its going to be the opposite of passive income.

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u/MenAtWork9999 3d ago

Kid: Dad, can I borrow 20 bucks. I owe Mom.

Dad: Go ask your mom.

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u/Croyscape 4d ago

Wait people actually go back to their saved posts?

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u/supermarino 4d ago Snek

I save them for the next generation. That way when I'm dead and someone inherits my reddit account they can see what a disgusting pervert I was.

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u/unforgiven91 4d ago edited 4d ago

I've accidentally saved so many posts because I rest my hand on my keyboard and hit the S key sometimes.

Literally none of my saves are there for my future reference

edit: I just went back and removed everything. there were hundreds of accidental saves going back a decade

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u/TheRapidScooter 4d ago

So much fisting....

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u/M_Not_Shyamalan 4d ago

My stupid bathroom sink is the brand "Pfister" and it is apparently impossible for me to see it without thinking "Pfister? I hardly even know 'er!"

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u/littlescreechyowl 3d ago

Every year we take a 17 hour road trip. I clean up my e-mail inbox and read all my saved articles.

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u/ommnian 3d ago

I mean... there's a couple of posts I have saved that are recipes people posted that I go back to every now and then... does that count?

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u/DionFW 4d ago

RemindMe! March 8

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u/Sekmet19 4d ago

How does remind me work

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u/DionFW 4d ago Silver

You'll get a bot DM for what ever you set it to. You can specify a day, or just say 1 week, 1 month, 1 year. Try it out!

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u/Sekmet19 4d ago edited 3d ago

RemindMe! 1 day

EDIT: IM BACK BITCHES

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u/giant_albatrocity 3d ago

On March 17th your kids are going to learn about debt ☹️

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u/-Chlorine-Addict- 3d ago

I feel like there’s a joke in there somewhere about St Patrick’s Day and a pot of gold, but I can’t quite find it

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u/joeyducharme7777 3d ago

and if they ever find it: "oh you found the 50$ one, the smallest of the bunch"

Now see your whole house getting cleaned

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u/LoganGyre 3d ago

Once they find this note tell them you left 2 others under other tasks youve asked them to do in the last month that they haven’t found…

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u/JonnyLay 3d ago

"Ah, I see you've found the newest one!"

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u/runronarun 3d ago

*oldest. If they think the other are already past date then there’s no motivation to clean.

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u/weird-oh 4d ago

I'll bet they ended up having to pay you.

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u/prevuznack 4d ago

Hah! We’ll see! They pay me enough with their love. They’re great kids. Though they could tidy up after themselves a bit better!

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u/ithinkilikegirlstoo 4d ago

Well you are just an adorable & wholesome parent.

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u/SpiderFarter 3d ago

My buddy being a smart ass gave his nephew a $100 check for his high school graduation and told him he would add a zero if presented upon his college graduation. The little bastard did it!

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u/ThatKaylesGuy 4d ago

Your writing looks like train tagging, ever gone spray painting?

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u/ThatKaylesGuy 3d ago

Haha, wow, I can't believe someone else noticed! I guess there really is something to spot, I thought this was going to be a no for sure.

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u/Namoric 3d ago

Many years ago, I ran a distribution center for a big company. Huge. Anyway, once a week I'd leave tips for the cleaning service in different areas. Silver dollars (back when they were every where and not a collectors item), 5 bucks, gift certificates, that sort of thing.

One time we had a big wig fancy pants coming to visit at the end of the week and didn't "hide" any gifts around that week. Never mentioned the big visitor coming to the crew, but man, everything was clean top to bottom in great shape. Later that Friday before they went home one of them asked me, "we cleaned everywhere and couldn't find your hidden surprise, where'd you put it?" and that's when I told them about the visit and gave them 50 bucks each (a lot for early 90s) and thanked them again for the great job they do.

Miss those days. Good people, hard work.

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u/putinhimself2020 4d ago

In the year 2525, … they may find …

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u/mightymouse513 4d ago

If man is still alive

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u/qbedo 3d ago

We took our son shipping for school clothes on 8/12/18, and told him to empty the bag, cut off all the tags, and put away the clothes. He did all of that, but left the empty bag in his room. For three years.

We documented it, and even posted it amongst out fb friends (didn't go more public bc we didn't want him to prematurely discover it). When he finally cleaned it up, Bag had a large following, and had been around for two presidents.

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u/dontworryitsme4real 3d ago Gold

I change the wifi to "do your chores" and don't give them the PW until they do.

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u/416_LateNights 4d ago

Past 50 days? You gotta pay mum and dad with interest.

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u/rinkydinkis 3d ago

I’d do $5 or $10 a day personally

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u/Mountain_Sweet_5703 4d ago

My dad did this, but he put a pen on the floor. I asked why he was throwing trash on the ground and getting mad at me when I didn’t pick it up

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u/Schellhammer 4d ago

I had a teacher(ex-nun) we were all afraid of. She put some garbage on the ground with out anyone knowing and i picked it up. Later in the day she stopped the whole class and demanded to know who the away the garbage. I was terrified i did something wrong and didn't raise my hand until 2 minutes of her yelling at the class to find out who did it. I finally told her it was me and i got some stickers

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u/DadJokeBadJoke 3d ago

Had a rather eccentric old boss who was known to throw some cash on the bathroom floor and put a paper towel over it. Once that story spread, it was hard to ignore a paper towel on the floor and once you've picked it up to check, might as well put it in the trash.

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u/ronearc 3d ago

Heh, friend of the family went on a "fishing trip" to Mexico back in the 70s. His wife was suspicious af, so she removed all the tackle from his tackle box and replaced it with knick knacks and shit from around the house.

When he got back, she asked how the fishing trip was, and he said they had a load of fun but didn't catch any fish worth mentioning.

She served him with divorce papers a week later. He was blindsided and asked why, and I'll never forget what I was told her answer was, "The only fishing you did was trolling for brown snappers with green dollar bills."

Yeah...it was a drinking & hookers kind of trip.