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Jun 6Liked by Jen Zug

Very sorry to hear of your struggle against unthoughtful bureaucracy. With just a bit of effort the school could make things much easier and useful for their students and families. Why does so much have to be a foolish uphill climb?? Good luck with round two!

“Hawaiian brand Sweet Onion kettle chips” — Mmmmm. Excellent choice!

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Jun 6Liked by Jen Zug

HAHAHAH! I love this story!! Very Liz Lemon.

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Haha YES!

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I do remember doing a similar thing with my daughter her first year at UW. But you beat us by an impressive two zeros! Clever purchasing on your part :).

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Thomas had budgeted conservatively the whole year for fear that he would run out of dollars, but apparently he overdid it!

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Omg I can’t believe this is a thing! It is like a game show! Super Campus Market Sweep! Good job spending your money!

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Yes, except for the time clock it felt very Supermarket Sweep!

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What a crazy system! Good job figuring out a workaround.

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It's 2024; you'd think UW would just figure out a way to rollover any leftover money for next year.

OTOH, I'd be curious how many families wound up in your same boat; I'm sure Jude rang up more than just the two of you.

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Oh my goodness, this is so funny/not funny! 💛💛💛

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I'm just catching up on my reading, Jen, and I remember reading this one and I felt sure I'd commented! Turned out I'd only read it on e-mail and hadn't clicked through. Laugh-out-loud funny - that was GREAT work at the supermarket, and an absolutely terrific read! 🙌

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