I made a disastrous mistake. My car’s headlight had burned out. I was going to ask a friend of mine to change it for me after finding out the price (mostly labor!) at my usual shop. Unfortunately, I don’t get to contact this friend often because he’s busy. I should have just gotten the thing fixed, because my attempt to be frugal has bitten me in the checkbook.
I got a ticket for having one headlight. The ticket costs only $10 less than the cost of the replacement quoted by my shop. Plus, I still have to pay to get it fixed. I’ve almost doubled my cost! AAARRRGH!!
The only good (sort of) thing to come out of this is that the officer informed me (and didn’t write me a second ticket for it) that my license plate bulb isn’t illuminating from 100 feet away. Though this is barely good news, since I now have to pay for that too. Moral of the story is, I should have gotten the light replaced asap through one method or another.
Procrastination really is frugality’s enemy.