A lot of us enjoy outfoxing the powers-that-be, so maybe some of you will enjoy the story of how my six-year-old son managed something similar.
He was at the mall with Mrs. PFD to get a new pair of shoes. On their way out, she received a phone call and stopped to take it for just a minute. She happened to stop right by Sbarro’s. With his mother distracted, my son confidently strode to the counter and ordered a piece of cheeze pizza for himself. He had neither the money nor the authorization to do so, and in fact had never even ordered food for himself before.
But as the saying goes, it never hurts to ask. My wife finished the quick phone call and turned around to find the cashier saying, “That’ll be $x.xx, Ma’am.” Once she figured out what had happened, she rolled her eyes and paid. While she was paying and thus distracted again, my son snuck over to the restaurant next door and asked for–these is how he put it–“a glass of sugar water”. They gave him a cup of Hi-C on the house.
And that is how my son ended up with exactly the dinner he wanted even though it wasn’t in Mom’s and Dad’s plans.
Next up: I’m going to send him out to buy some Vanilla Reloads for me.