I’m trying to break the bad news gently.
Mom — Boys, Daddy won’t be able to come see us at Christmas. It turns out the airline tickets are really expensive and we thought we should save the money instead. He would only be able to stay here for a week or so, and we’ll see him in January, anyway.
B — How many dollars is the ticket?
Mom — It’s about $1000.
B — One hundred dollars?!
Mom — No, one thousand.
B — Whoa! That’s a lot of money! How many dollars is that?
Mom — One thousand dollars, B.
B — So Dad’s gonna save that money for his new job, right?
Mom — Well, no. He is trying to get a new job so he can get more dollars.
B — Oh.
R — Anyway do you even have $1000?