Author Topic: When you wish you weren't mustachian! (for laughs)  (Read 406 times)

Lis

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When you wish you weren't mustachian! (for laughs)
« on: March 17, 2017, 01:00:47 PM »
Have you gone through any time in your life where you cursed your frugality? When the desires of *now* kicked into overdrive and made you wish you didn't care so much about your future? What made you say "why care about money later when I can care about this today?"

I bought my co-op over the summer. I had the opportunity to purchase an indoor parking spot (the seller held onto it as a perk for the future buyer) for $120ish a month, or be assigned a random outdoor parking spot for free. I of course took the free outdoor parking and was promptly told that if I changed my mind and wanted an indoor spot, I could get on the wait list, which was approximately ten years. I scoffed, because other than a bit of a shorter walk, the only perk really would be not needing to uncover my car during the snowy winter.

And as I dug my car out of 2-4 feet of snow on Tuesday/Wednesday (between the wind and the snow plow pushing snow and ice RIGHT AGAINST MY CAR, the pile easily reached halfway up my windows), I thought of that indoor spot I could have had, and how I could be nice and warm with a non-achy back if only I was willing to spend $120 a month. How could I be so stupid!?

This is for fun and full of sarcasm - I obviously don't really want the indoor spot, but damn I wished for it then. So, what have you seen/experienced that made you say "Damn my mustachian ways??"

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Re: When you wish you weren't mustachian! (for laughs)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 01:20:35 PM »
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/the-politics-of-dating/msg1427889/?topicseen#msg1427889

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I'm waiting for my second of three trains home. It's 3:20 AM. I'm waiting away from the actual platform because it smells so bad. On top of that, I just watched a man drop his pants and unleash a long stream of urine, then walk away.

I should have taken a cab.
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Re: When you wish you weren't mustachian! (for laughs)
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 09:44:08 AM »
Yes, while I was waiting for roadside assistance to pickup the family car. If DW and I weren't so determined not to have a car payment we could have something brand new that presumably wouldn't break down.

Of course this was the first time the car had left us stranded since we bought it new 18 years prior... We'll fix it and drive it some more.