Posted on February 9, 2011 4 Comments
Guys, I’m having MAJOR financial issues this week related to benefits and retirement and paperwork and computer systems. In short, I’m a financial disaster lately. Well, not a disaster like a hurricane or a terrible earthquake where people die and horrible tragedies occur, but more like a really bad windstorm that knocks the shingles off your roof and then you have to spend hours on the phone with the insurance company to fix it. Yeah, kind of like that.
More on that this weekend (I’m way too fired up about it and embarrassed at myself to write about it today) but for now, a quick look at the caboose on today’s financial train wreck: I made this total impulse buy and am kind of regretting it.
Can you see it? That little guy, with the water bottle, in front of the big printer and next to the old-school rolodex? Yeah. $65. I thought it was going to be like $25. I would have returned it but the owner gave me a free bottle of water with the purchase and I felt like a jerk turning around and saying “no thanks!” once the price came up. I bought it because my co-worker was raving about how great hers was and since my nose has been constantly… um… bloody (gross!)… and I usually get really bad sinus infections about this time of the year. As soon as I saw hers, I ran out and bought one instead of pricing it out and shopping around. My only saving grace is that I figure I’ll be using it for years, so after only $65, it will be a dollar a day item.
To make matters worse, my boss informs me that he found a similar model online for like $30 just now. Oy. (Shakes head.) I am a dunce.