Her husband asked if ‘Ulta’ means utilities and she rolled with it
If you’re super into high-end makeup (*slowly raises hand*)and your partner doesn’t understand that the good stuff will run up a bill pretty quickly (*raises hand again*), you’ll appreciate one mom’s fast thinking to cover up a recent Ulta spree.
If you’re unfamiliar with Ulta, just know that it’s pretty much the best beauty supply store/salon ever. It has most of what Sephora carries (and more) in a slightly less intimidating layout. Oh, and they’ll style your hair too. But if you’re into fancy makeup, it doesn’t take long to rack up a scary-high total.
In a tweet that’s gone insanely viral, Trisha Lopez recounts a story about her mom telling a little white lie to her husband to cover up a big Ulta bill. She thought on her feet and Twitter is loving it.
LMFAO my dad is going through his bank statements and goes “what’s U-L-T-A? $275 ? Is that utilities?” And my mom goes “ yeah I payed the bills “ and he said thank you. Lmao I AM SCREAMING
— ❀ (@trishaaaayyye) January 2, 2018
Lopez heard her dad thumbing through the bank statements and landing on a $275 charge from Ulta. “‘What’s U-L-T-A? $275? Is that utilities?’ And my mom goes ‘yeah I payed the bills’ and he said thank you,” she tweeted.
He. Said. Thank you. We can’t. Trisha’s mom, you’re queen. We bow down.
Lopez shared a photo of her mom looking extremely pleased with herself on the Facebook page Love What Matters along with the story of her perfectly sneaky deed.
You go, Trisha’s mom. We’re taking careful notes.
Lopez revealed that her dad was eventually clued in about the truth behind the Ulta charge. He had a typical husband reaction to the news.
I was on the couch dyinnnng lol she racked up on his card at MULTIPLE stores dude! I was done. I had to tell him the truth and he just rolled his eyes and I felt so bad cuz ya girl really benefit from all the stores 😂— ❀ (@trishaaaayyye) January 2, 2018
Still, Twitter is very much here for this mom’s quick cover-up for her pricey makeup habits. Some also had similar inspirational tales of their own about how to cloak frivolous purchases as something legit.
LMAOO my mom said she wants to meet your mom because she’s awesome— Erika🐱🖤👑 (@erikadifferttt) January 2, 2018
Lol!!! This is a Mom thing, every time mine has a new purse or new pair of shoes & my dad asks when she got them her answer is “oh, I’ve had them since before we got married” 😂— $ (@s192_) January 3, 2018
I have never heard anything sound more like my mum. She buys shit from a shop called mint velvet and told my dad it was like a chocolate shop sort of thing and he really believed her for a whole hour— Cenk Tosun's 12th Biggest Fan In The North West (@mcmanusbanks) January 3, 2018
Your mom should teach a class, that’s genius. pic.twitter.com/3VyeBVHLRz— KeishaBee (@KeishaBee626) January 3, 2018
This is actually every dad everywhere and i Love it— Britt (@BrittSalerno) January 2, 2018
How i would've been looking at my husband 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/JuwgZqJgdA— Where The Wild Things Are... (@ashleighc__) January 2, 2018
We’re beyond awed by this woman’s clever ways. Trisha, please keep these tales about your mom coming — we need all the help we can get.