Obviously, based on my last post, you can tell I like a good bargain. I spend lots of money so that I can get lots of good bargains. Then I roll around in all the invisible dollars I saved and wiggle with happiness. This approach doesn't make a lot of sense to Kenny, but that's because he's too busy earning the money to understand the joy of rolling around in piles of invisible dollars.
Sometimes, though, I spend money and it's not such a good bargain. For example, in the last six weeks, I have spent $7,800. Want to know what I got for it?
$7,800 will buy a 2001 BMW 525.
Or a one week stay at the Ritz-Carlton on New York's Central Park with first class air fare and four star restaurants every night.
It will buy this Bottega Veneta handbag:
$7800 will buy this camper:
And Ralph, the hairy and (if truth be told) musty smelling caretaker of said trailer.
Which still makes more sense than the purse.
$7800 will buy six-and-a-half years of piano lessons.
It will furnish my house four times over.
It will buy this tractor, which I suddenly really want:
It's shiny and red!
Or it could get you this art, in case you can't find something similar at the next weekend garage sale you stalk:
But did I get any of these things?
No, I did not.
This is what my $7,800 bought me:
A whole bunch of quality time with the dentist. Two root canals, three crowns and eight cavity fillings will do that to you. YES, I BRUSH AND FLOSS, thanks for asking.
But hey, it was a bargain at 5% off since I PAID CASH. OUT OF POCKET. FOR EVERY LAST STUPID CENT.
And I got a whole lot of QT with my hygienist, Ray, who calls me "Buddy" and complimented me on "actually washing" my van.
Oh, and I got a free toothbrush.
So I got that going for me.