The Money Launderers

A Lunar New Year Vignette in Three Acts

Act 1
My dad (to me): I’m writing you a check for grandkids hong bao (luck envelopes)

[Vonnie deposits the check and goes to bank to get crispy cash bills for the hong bao.]

Act 2
Us on New Years: Happy New Years! Kung Hei Fat Choy! Hey kids, here are lucky red envelopes from the family!

Grandkids: Xie xie. Thank you, thank you!

Act 3
[The next day.]

Grandkids: Uh, can I give you the cash so that you can, uh, venmo it to me?

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