Just some thoughts:
Recently as I sat on the bidding floor at Mecom’s auto auction at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana I was made to smile.
A number of Corvettes were in the process of being sold. In fact former baseball great Reggie Jackson standing just a few feet from me was there selling ten corvettes from his collection.
Over the years I have been fortunate to have had a number of what I think of as America’s finest sports car. Yes, I know some Ford owners who might dispute that claim. (I do have a 1955 Ford Thunderbird sitting in my garage along with my 1965 Corvette.) Taking care of all disclaimers.
I owned my first Corvette near my college graduation date in May of 1964. It was a 1959 Corvette. I wish I still had it today. Oh do I wish I still had it. With some bit of truth I would later sell the car, saying “I sold the car and kept the girl”–got married, needed $$.
As I sat there watching and listening to the auctioneer hawking bids I though back to the purchase of the current Corvette that I have. I bought my current 1965 Corvette about seven years ago buying it in Pennsylvania.
I had driven to Pennsylvania specifically to look at this car. After doing so I called my wife and talked with her about the purchase. We discussed the purchase price, quality of the car, etc. “Barb are you ok if I go ahead and buy this car?” That was my sentence to her. Her sentence in return, “It’s ok with me, if you do buy the car then I am getting granite kitchen counter tops.”
Well I did not give that much thought, counter tops what’s the big deal there? I purchased the car, drove it home. A few days later some fellas came to our house, they had tape measures, walked all around our kitchen, my wife seem rather excited, kinda like me walking around that Corvette the week before.
Hey do you know how much counter tops…granite counter tops COST?
Well, I soon learned.
HEY THE LADY CAN NEGOTIATE.
May 19, 2018
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