There are some loss and gain in our life. We can’t tell what’s really effective and fruitful in the end. Then can you answer today’s proverb in Japanese?
Son; Hi, dad! Good news that the XZbank gives me $50 if I open a new credit card account.What do you think?
Dad; It sounds good but you never know that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
Son; What do you mean?
Dad; Listen my son. The bank would not give you money for free, instead you have to pay later.
Son; They don’t demand to pay but gives me a credit card.
Dad; That’s it! Beware of something for the credit card. You have to pay to keep your credit certification. How much do you need to pay for it every year?
Son; Oh…it tells $50 per year but the first year is discharged.
Dad; Think about it if you’ll be given $50 for free only for the first year but you’ll buy another $50 every year for the credit card. As long as you need it it’s beneficial.
Son; I understand what you mean. Actually I have a credit card and a bank account so no need to have another new one.
Dad; So you say, you know what to do.
Son; Yeah…I notice that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
Dad; Good son you are! I want to see your father.
Son; LOL…..I’ll charge you to arrange to meet my father, dad.
Then answer is posted. Here’s good explanation for the proverb.
There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Nothing is free. Even the things that are free have a hidden cost
“His bank gave him $50 for free, but he had to commit to opening a credit card account. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”
By the way did you make fun of yourself with the last line of the story? I mean I made a good joke.