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Karen went ballistic when she found out that her husband, Kenneth, had gambled away their entire life’s savings
Karen almost went ballistic when she found out that her husband, Kenneth, had gambled away
their entire life’s savings. She managed, however, to talk fairly calmly with the bank’s manager.
When Karen got home, she confronted Kenneth.
“How could you do such a thing! We spent years building up that account!” Her voice rose. Years!”
“I just had some bad luck,” Kenneth defended himself. “Besides, it’s not as if you never gamble!”
“That’s different. I play Bingo sometimes, but I never bet more than I can afford
to lose, and I never gamble away my winnings. I put them in a separate pocket.”
Kenneth spoke up again.
“Well, our paychecks will be deposited into our account in two days, and
we can manage until then. You were smart to arrange for Direct Deposit.”
“I’ve arranged for something else,” Karen informed him. “I’ve restructured
the account so that I’m the only one who can withdraw money from it.”
“That’s not right! It’s my money, too!”
“I know, and I will give you an allowance every month.”
“Now, just a minute! I’m not a kid, and you can’t just put me on an allowance,” Kenneth objected.
Karen narrowed her eyes.