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April 8, 2008

stupidity costs us our dreams

Filed under: philosophical — Tags: , , — plonkee @ 12:00 pm

shrapnel bowlIt’s the stupid things that cost you money in the long run.

Yesterday evening, I left my house keys at work. I’ve done this before, but I normally realise about half way there – it takes me 50 minutes to walk home. This time, I got all the way to the front door before realising.  To be fair, it’s not the worst that I’ve done. That would be the time that I went to a comedy club after work, got on the last bus, got to the front door at midnight, and realised I’d left my keys at work.

This is expensive, because by the time I’ve got home, I can’t face walking for another 1hr 40 minutes to go and get the keys and come back. I get the bus at least one way, and if it’s late and the buses have stopped, I’ll get a taxi.

The bus is £1.50 each way, and a taxi is £6 or so. It’s not exactly breaking the bank, but it is a completely pointless and unnecessary expense, and that’s what costs us money. The stupid things that you didn’t mean to do that have a price tag are taking us away from our dreams. Which in my case are a beautiful house, and only having to work 4 days a week. And travelling the world.

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