The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2861542
Posted By: Eiseley
10-Mar-10 - 10:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
About priorities:
A while ago I was driving to an appointment and passed a For Sale sign taped to the bumper of an old car. The sign was offering a musical instrument for a cheap price! I was in a hurry and couldn't stop then, but I was encouraged that it would still be there when I came back, because for one thing, they had spelled the name of the instrument incorrectly and I figured that if they didn't even know how to spell it they might part with it pretty cheaply. Unfortunately, I forgot about it when I was returning, and by the time I drove by again several days later I knew they had probably sold it. Darn! I had built up in my mind how fun it would have been to have that particular instrument. I've never played a double reed before, but I am willing to dabble, especially for a good price.

Well, then yesterday I was driving by again, so I slowed down to see if I could see the sign again. Sure enough, there it was! But this time I was driving slowly so I had time to see that the sign really said: $200.00 Obo. I thought about it some more as I was driving and then it suddenly hit me that the thing for sale was the OLD CAR, and the oboe they were talking about was really "or best offer!" How crushing! The worst part is that I was so excited about finding a used oboe that the people obviously valued so little that they would stick a misspelled sign about it to the bumper of an old beat-up car.