March 8, 2007

Dumb Purchases

Most of us have made dumb purchases in our lives, especially dumb impulse purchases. Here are some of mine:

1. SiPix SC-1300 Digicam

This 1.3 megapixel special was my first (and only) foray into the digital camera world. Everything worked perfectly, except for the minor inconvenience of the battery lasting for only 3 pictures (4 on the lucky days).

2. 15 shares of Cisco stock in April 2000, back when Cisco was supposed to overtake Microsoft as the biggest and baddest company in the world. My stock's stellar performance to date.

3. Clothes that are way too big for me. It took me about a decade to learn that baggy clothes generally do not look good on most people, especially me. Unless you're a rapper.

4. Too many groceries. Perhaps it's the small things in life, but few things make me happier than seeing a packed refrigerator filled with fresh produce and other goodies. The downside is that the Honchos periodically find themselves throwing away food unnecessarily either because they forgot about the food or simply overbought groceries. Worst grocery buy ever? 20 heads of cabbage for $0.99 (from a special deal as part of the grand opening of a supermarket). Needless to say, the Honchos ate a LOT of cabbage for two weeks and that was after giving away as many heads as we could:



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you ever buy that much cabbage? Sure it is nutritious, but the ramifications on your digestive system and further down stream are unimaginable. Could you devote a column to this issue?


March 10, 2007 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Mr. Honcho said...

It was a special promotion, so it was either a whole box or nothing. We thought we could give away most of the cabbage and eat the rest. Happy to report that there were no "down stream" issues.

March 10, 2007 at 5:43 PM  

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