Cross posted from over at allaheadfull.wordpress.com 3/6/07
Has your spouse ever convinced you to make a major purchase and when it was all said and done you thought, “I didn’t really want that”, or “how did he/she talk me into this”?? Case in point, I have a brown leather couch that looks like nothing I would pick out on my own, but somehow my husband convinced me that not only did he think it was the perfect couch that I did too. Well, the latest in this saga is the “free” motorcycle the husband rode into work this morning. I know he rode it today because the engine noise woke me up from a sound sleep.
With the gas prices being “so high” (husbands words) and his truck getting terrible gas mileage, my husband gave me the hard sell on how by buying a motorcycle which gets 60 miles to the gallon, if ridden to work x amount of days a month would save “us” so much money that the monthly payment plus gas (and insurance) would still be less than what he was spending on gas for his truck every month. In essence, “it wouldn’t cost anything extra” it would basically be “free”, he said with a big smile and look of excitement! Well, in theory this does make logical sense. Being the logical and common sense gifted person that I am, I agreed and took the bait. And before you could say “snap”, there was a motorcycle purchased and ready for delivery.