Life lessons abound. One of the simplest to remember and hardest to follow is "don't go on eBay when you are sad". I'm currently lacking that little voice in my head that says not to bid on things. Lacking this inhibition means that I thought this 1980 Chevy Luv would be a good idea to bid on. It would be the perfect truck to start my new career as a pool cleaner.
This is the gearhead's equivalent of the drunk dial. My $1800 bid at 9:56p was ill advised at best. I thought it was a good idea at the time. The next morning, not so much. Never good when you reread the description and catch this line: "The inside has a small odor of mouse, but its light and an airwick of some kind should more than cover the issue."
Improbably, a bidding war broke out to take me out of the running. Somehow this gem went for $2150.
There are not many thing that I did that Melissa didn't know or eventually find out about. This is partly because I enjoy telling stories. It is mostly because we were open with each other. Our love was based first on friendship. She was my confidant. With that missing who knows what kind of stupid stuff I may buy.
Ok. There is one thing she didn't know about. I bought a Unimog in 2012. Specifically, this Unimog:
Again - eBay. I bought this thing and owned it for about 3 days. Why, you ask, did no one ever see this mythical beast? Simple, it was in Nashville, it was February. There was no easy way to get it to Phoenix. The thing weighed 8500 lbs, which was too big for any semi to transport it. That left me with only one option. I would have to drive it back from Nashville in the cold at a max speed of 45 mph. That's when that little voice in my head, the one missing above, kicked in. I never told Melly about the Unimog. Not sure how she would react to the little Chevy. Something tells me she would not have "Luv"-ed it.