Bobby Benson continued to play Fortnite recently, confident that his dad would eventually clean up the overflowing trash can in the kitchen.
“Oh, he’ll get angry and say stuff like ‘no allowance this week’ but at some point he’ll just take out the garbage and shovel the walk,” said the 12-year-old. “It’s like his need to have the chores done overshadows his desire for me to do them. And I’ve yet to have a single dollar of allowance withheld. It’s a good system.”
Bobby’s dad Phil complained about the arrangement, but admitted he just couldn’t take it anymore.
“The whole kitchen was starting to smell like rotten lunchmeat,” he complained. “And we have people coming over this weekend. I can’t have them trudging through five inches of snow! I may have to hold his allowance this week to teach him a lesson. We’ll see.”