I used to have a little tradition where every year I allowed myself one “stupid purchase” for Christmas. In 2014 it was an Xbox One (although not that stupid – the games are awesome!) but in 2015 I probably made my dumbest but funnest purchase: a hoverboard!
Remember those? Yikes! Two wheels, and a motor... to send you to your doom.
It cost me a tear-jerking $300, but when it arrived I was thrilled!
I rode it around the place like crazy, and I had an awesome time until on Christmas Day I was using it in my kitchen and it hit the base of the countertop, spun out of control and landed me face first into the cold, hard tiles.
Suffice to say, I no longer allow myself a “stupid purchase” because I’m sure the next regretful bill I’ll have to pay will be for the hospital! Merry Christmas!
by Timothy Entwistle