Still On Strike
As the Writer's Guild strike enters its fourth day, things are starting to get a little tenuous. Not with the union, which seems resolved, but with me, who went out and (foolishly) bought a metallic gray 2006 Aston Martin Vantage. This was such a stupid purchase for so many reasons.
1. I do not need a new car.
2. Even if I did need a new car, an Aston Martin is WAY out of my price range, even a used Aston Martin.
3. The money I used to pay for it came out of my kids' college funds.
4. I had to take a HUGE penalty to withdraw the money from my kids' college funds.
5. The car is a stick shift, which I do not know how to drive.
So why did I do it? Honestly, it was an impulse buy. I was heading out to the grocery store, coupons in hand, when I accidentally turned into the Aston Martin dealership and told them to give me whatever was available now. So stupid.
When I got home, my wife was furious. Not only because of all the above reasons, but because I never made it to the grocery store. It's just as well, as (in addition to my kids' college funds) I completely tapped our savings account and credit cards to pay for the car, so even if I had gone to the grocery store, how was I going to pay for the groceries??? She didn't even think of that.
I hope they get this writer's strike resolved soon.
(This is what the car looks like. Gorgeous, but I never should have bought it.)