Alyssa has this habit of promising people things in exchange for their services.  For example…

My brother passes out some snacks.  Alyssa responds with “Why, THANK YOU, Matthew!  I will pay you five dollars APIECE!”

Alyssa wants us to take some gooey piece of candy from her fist.  We politely decline… but she insists. “Oh, COME ON!  I’ll give you seven dollars!!”

Brother holds open a door.  “Thanks!  I’m going to buy you… THAT CAR!”

There are times when we wish she had the money to follow through.  We would be, in the words of Alyssa, a “mill-donaire.” :)

Money Matters