Today's Mama Kat prompt option I'm doing is to share a time I wasted money.
This was back in the day before Internet, when ordinary newspapers were more prevalent that I read an ad for "make money at home stuffing envelopes."
I was a young, freshly married housewife attracted to the promise of being able to work at home. I imagined this job was like stuffing envelopes with actual advertising for a legitimate company to bulk mail.
That's what it sounds like, right?
To find out more about this "job," I had to mail $20 to a specified address.
I did that.
I did that.
A few days letter I got a type-written letter explaining this so called "job for stuffing envelopes" was nothing, but tricking people into sending tons of $20 dollar bills to whoever ran the same ad. I was to "make money" by running the same ad with my address, then send each "applicant" the same type-written letter telling them how to perpetuate this bit of fraud on others.
It was a scam.
I was horrified, then mad that I'd just been bilked $20 for nothing!
I totally wasted my money, but I learned a good lesson.
When was the last time you were tricked into spending money?