Most of us have made some bad judgment calls financially.
(From the web, the 1965 Rambler Classic)
I am not immune to falling victim to ‘car fever’, but had always kept it under control, because we could not afford it. Later when we could afford it, I still kept it under control, until I saw a 1968 Chevy Chevelle. Against my girls advice (and wishes), I traded a beautiful 1965 Rambler, with NO defects on a 1968 Chevelle. Was it worth it? NO! But that car stayed with us for years, it was given to Son Mark (with some doctoring) as his first car.
The 1968 was the largest money mistake I engineered. I cannot think of any Sherry made. We did not need the car, going from a 4dr to a 2dr wasn’t smart with two boys. It got less gas mileage, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! :). One of those silly boy things and we could pay cash.
I was just kissing on my girl a minute ago (I do that a lot) and looked down at her (I am tall :) ) and asked, “Have you ever done anything financially crazy, I cannot think of a thing.”
She thought, then said, “There was the beach bag incident!”
Yes there was that, One weekend we took off to the beach, The banks were closed so I carried my companies bank deposit with us. We loaded the grandkids up and took off. We had a great time at the beach my wallet, deposit and her purse were in the beach bag……… We drove off leaving it on the side of the road.
We drove ten miles, before the bag was missed.Immediately turned around and headed back, a little over the speed limit, there was a draw bridge between us and the beach, yep, it was open. Cars lined up. That was the slowest bridge in the entire world with $12-$15,000 cash, sitting beside the road on the other side. When we got back to the spot on a busy frontal beach road, the bag was sitting there, all contents intact.
My Sherry had been praying pretty, She gave a Big, THANK YOU JESUS.
I told her, we only gained gray hair from that one, so it didn’t come close to the Chevelle incident. LOL
The bag had sat there unattended for over an hour. Hundreds of people walking by. I think my girl really does have contact upstairs.
WE have never been that careless again, and I have never bought a car we didn’t both agree on again.