Last weekend my parents came down to visit, and after dinner we decided to introduce them to a new game we’ve been playing this year. It’s called Dominion, and is one of those deck-building games where everyone starts off with like 7 coins and 3 pieces of property, and then has to figure out the best strategy for leveraging them into helpful action cards, more money, and more property.
My mom was really getting into it but I could tell my dad wasn’t so sure what he thought. Finally he said, “You know, I have to say that as an accountant, normally when you buy something you don’t then get to take back the money you used to make your purchase.”
We tried to explain things in a different way, to help give him a different perspective. “Just think of it as getting a really quick return on your investment,” offered my husband.
Mom and I chimed in with various other suggestions, but finally he said, “Or, we could just use the phrase we have for it in my profession, which would be ‘stealing’.”