Thursday, January 03, 2008

Today's grandfatherly advice: Only buy when you don't need

I showed off my spankin' new jeans, which I found for $30 on sale. Got them yesterday and am wearing them today. Perhaps I needed a new pair?

"But, Poppy, I don't have money to buy things I don't need."

"But if you see something you like, squeeze and buy it, because you might need it six months down the road. Take it from an auctioneer."

In his younger days, my roommate-grandfather was a fruit buyer, back when the pier 25 area was full of fruit wholesalers each morning.

I decided not to point out that, as usual, his logic doesn't quite add up. I can't see sequestering nectarines away for an upcoming season.

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