When raising children, I find that explain “mine” and “yours” is critical. It becomes a point of strength when trying to instill charity, compassion and respect later on. After all, you are unable to GIVE something that isn’t YOURS to begin with.
However, like many things in life, what we teach our kids are things that we don’t expect our government to live by:
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The attorney general for Washington D.C. has filed a lawsuit against an AT&T Inc unit, seeking to recover consumers’ unused balances on prepaid calling cards.
The suit claims that AT&T should turn over unused balances on the calling cards of consumers whose last known address was in Washington, D.C. and have not used the calling card for three years.
“AT&T’s prepaid calling cards must be treated as unclaimed property under district law,” the attorney general’s office said in a statement.
So, I buy something from someone, choose not to use it. Or lose it. And the selling party has to give the money back to me the government?
How do you even begin to explain that to your kids?