I sold a small piece of farm machinery recently, since I’d already sold the tractor that was used to run it. The money helped catch up some bills, buy us one good meal out and even allow me to take my wife on a much-needed day-trip to calm her frazzled nerves. There was even a little money still left over, so I thought I’d get one of my guns out of hock and buy the missus a compression shirt to help with her Lymphedema. I should have known better.
First, the expensive, yet cheaply made showerhead went bad after only a couple years. So, I forked out too much money for another poorly-made, but expensive (to me) showerhead. Next, I spent four times what I expected to order a battery for my laptop. Then my phone started crapping out on me, so there went another chunk of change. While in that department at the Chinese Emporium, I picked up a set of ear-buds, to use on my job, since I think they’re soon going to force me to operate a third computer simultaneously at work. It took $60 to top off my tank for the coming week, so now I’ve got just enough left for groceries and incidentals for the week. Robert Burns was right about mice and men. © 2014