Observations About Life: Many years ago a wise man gave me some good advice. He said “There are two things in life for which you should go first class: 1) your first date with someone and 2) the oil in your car.”
There are certain times in our lives when we need to spend a bit more on something.
Back in 1976, my brother and I bought tickets to see Elvis Presley in the Pontiac Silverdome. The most expensive ticket (get this) was $15. The cheaper ticket was $10. My brother and I opted for the $10 seats. When we got to the stadium our seats were up in the second balcony section, the stage looked like a matchbox to us. When Elvis finally came on stage as the music from 2001 Space Odyssey blared, all we saw was a tiny blob in white. I remember realizing at that moment “if I had spent $5 more, I could actually see the man.” I had opted for cheap at a major moment in my life. What a miscalculation.
I have never forgotten that lesson. There are times in our lives when paying the lower price will bring us regret. What I should have asked myself was “is it worth an extra $5 to see the King of Rock and Roll?”
When considering a purchase, ask yourself a couple of questions. What is the additional amount to get the best? Is it worth it to me? Don’t opt for cheap when it is a once in a lifetime event.