I felt dizzy and nauseous. Thinking I could pass out, I called my husband. He came home and suggested taking me to the ER.
“Isn’t that like $300 right off the bat? That’s like the cost of a nice purse,” I said. I suggested a walk-in clinic instead.
As we were driving, he said: “You know, in the future, call an ambulance first, then me.”
“But that’s like $500. That’s a really nice purse,” I replied.
He laughed, but gave me a look that said, Really, are you serious?
Another time, I told him how I once took the city train to the airport at 5am from a neighborhood that wasn’t know for its safety. His reaction was as I expected: “You were sitting on a train alone, with a suitcase. You could have been robbed.”
“But it was only $2.25 instead of $50.00 in cab fare,” I defended myself (this was before Uber).
I’ve put off getting the brake pads on my car changed because of the cost, but waiting meant that I had to pay for new brake pads and all new brakes because the pads had worn completely through.
Looking back on these situations and others like them help me to remember that in certain cases, it can be better to not choose the most frugal choice 🙂 .
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