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Another blog post by Mr. Deals…
There’s no denying it, Mrs. Deals is in charge. Just when you think you are making a good decision with a points redemption or some promotion, Mrs. Deals swoops in and lays out a scenario infinitely better than what you just thought was so great. Mrs. Deals kicks you down to the ground and then finds a way to ensure that next time you will make sure she will be the one calling the shots.
Now most people do not have to deal with the wrath of Mrs. Deals, the Dictator. I am one of those lucky (sarcasm) individuals that is under this ruler (I mean I did make the decision to marry her so it is my fault). But this scenario is not about me, oh no. My brother in-law also gets to experience the wrath of Mrs. Deals from time to time and given that he is related by blood you’d think he would have years of training.
So just the other day, my brother in-law was excited to tell Mrs. Deals that he had cashed out some Chase Freedom points for a check to put some cash in his pocket. As I listened to the story, I thought to myself, ‘hmm that sounds pretty good.’ But as expected (not really, we had no idea how’d she react), the dictator wasn’t happy with the outcome and immediately was hounding my brother in-law to call and try to cancel the transaction. While she listened, he called customer service but what he did is something I rarely (never) do in these situations, he authorized Mrs. Deals to take over the call. This is something I won’t forget as I will likely try to employ this tactic next time I mess up a transaction (oh and this will absolutely happen, I have no doubts).
Anyway, when all was said and done the time had passed and the frustration of the dictator blew over. But of course, Mrs. Deals made sure that any future transactions were approved by her in advance. My brother-in-law thought he was doing good by making the decision on his own, boy was he wrong. Luckily I was a spectator for this event, but I’m sure next time I will be the one in trouble.