Me: Hi Popsicle!
Popsicle: Uhhh hey Gia
Me: You look down. What's wrong?
Popsicle: Look, I need a favor.
Me: Okay, what’s up?
Popsicle: I need to borrow some money.
Me: What?!! Why?
Popsicle: I picked Gonzaga to win the whole thing and now I’m in some trouble and I owe a guy some money.
Me: Wait, what? Are we talking about March Madness brackets?
Popsicle: Yes! And I watched all the games this season and read all the expert analysis. And then I picked Gonzaga and Georgetown in the final.
Me: Oh no.
Popsicle: Oh yes. And I owe a guy, Gia. And he’s pretty tough. Can you help a bear out?
Me: How much do you need?
Popsicle: Uhhh... 2k.
Me: POPSICLE I DON’T HAVE 2,000 DOLLARS!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
Popsicle: DON’T YELL AT ME GIA! I THOUGHT THIS WAS GONZAGA’S YEAR!
Me: You shouldn’t be gambling.
Popsicle: Please! You manage your work’s bracket!
Me: Um, it cost $10 to play.
Popsicle: You gotta spend money to make money, Gia.
Me: Yeah sure. Look, I don’t have that much money. I know Allie has a nice savings, though. Ask her.
Popsicle: I know, but I didn’t want to ask her.
Me: Why not?
Popsicle: She maybe doesn’t know about the gambling
Popsicle: She’s going to be such a naaaaaag.
Me: Go tell her what you did right now!
Popsicle: You KNOW she’s going to make a big deal about this.
Me: It IS a big deal, Popsicle! Promise me you’ll stop gambling.
Popsicle: Are you kidding??
Popsicle: I will bet you ten bucks that I can stop gambling for three months!
Me: *facepalm * Go talk to Allie.
Sigh! Polar bears and their gambling addictions. Who’s with me?!