It is Obvious

Chris Rick has got altogether too much to say

Shall I?

Posted by chrisrick13 on January 9, 2014

It is obvious: I am a thinking person

Yesterday I became a grandfather again.  I feel no pain as it is 12,000 miles away.  My wife and I went out for a meal to celebrate.  Orange Wednesday, so we went to Pizza Express and had one meal for free.  I know how to give a girl a good time.

The question I ask of my wife about something like that, on occasion, is: how do you know we can afford that?  Not a question I ask that often as the response is usually aggressive.

It came to £30 and I had £30 in my pocket.  So I certainly had the money.  Spending the money did not stop me doing anything that evening and it won’t stop me doing anything this week.

What if I want to fly and see that grandchild in the middle of this year and I am £30 short of the airfare?  What if, in, say, 3 years I need to repair the roof and am £30 short?

I don’t have infinite money so any money I spend now will mean that I have  less to spend on something else later.

I could take the risk.  Spend now on what I want and if I am short later on borrow the money and then choose not to go to the restaurant one day and instead pay off the loan…provided I can persuade to the thought that someone I am a good risk.

There are a lot of factors that I am not going to list.  They all involve predicting the future.  The chances of getting the numbers to balance when I die are remote.  I am going to die owing money (good) or I am going die leaving an inheritance (bad).  Along the way I am going to do a lot of the things I want to do and not doing an even bigger number that I also want to do.

There is a key though.  If I do the things that are most important to me first, then the things that matter least to me come under increasing threat of not happening.  I’m going to be getting the most ‘bangs-per-buck’ that I can.

Hands up who thinks that through for all the things that they buy?  Thought so.  Don’t bother me now though, I’m debating with myself about acquiring a Kit Kat.

It is obvious: I am a thinking person sorely in need of something to occupy my time

One Response to “Shall I?”

  1. Malc said

    Nicole Scherzinger was recently reported as saying that she overthinks too much and this was causing her concern.Maybe you could get together with her to discuss this issue.Now that would cause an aggressive response from your wife!

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