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Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Aphrodisiac of Financial Gain

Think of a time in your life when you have gotten the wrong answer because you asked the wrong question.  Silly you, what happened? When did you finally wake up and fly right? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 736).

Some time ago I filled up my garage with merchandise purchased at BOGO (Buy One, Get One free) sales. My question at the time was, how can you possibly go wrong when you get the second item for no more money? – it’s a flat out steal! Well, when it came time to move I had to give away or throw away a multitude of buys too good to pass up. You see, these items were purchased at a grocery store and many of them were, incredibly, perishable items. Those that were not – like laundry detergent – were in such abundant supply that it was more appropriate for a commercial laundry.

This was not the first time that a chase after money led to bad decisions. In college I didn’t know nothing about anything except that I wanted to be financially secure later in life. Therefore without any appropriate skills, talents, gifts, or interest; I decided to be a dentist. Not surprisingly, low grades quickly diverted me off this yellow brick road.

I would like to think I have outgrown my lust for money and irresistible bargains, but I have backslid often enough to know otherwise.

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