We were chatting in the office today and the conversation came up about what you would do if you won the national lottery. Now, I’ve been down this national lottery path before (with no luck), but I’ve decide I must do something to counterbalance the awful run of luck we’ve had lately.
KB managed to blow his car’s engine 2 weeks ago (a mechanical failure related to the oil guage). Luckily, we had taken out an extended motor warranty, so a big portion of the damage is covered, but we still have to shell out R10 000 to cover the outstanding portion that they won’t cover. This comes after having to replace the brake pads and discs, plus an oil service for my car, to the tune of R9 400. Oh, and while I’m on the subject, did you know that if you have a gap policy for your mechanical warranty (yes, there is such a thing), you must physically instruct the insurance company to activate it for your claim. How utterly ridiculous. That is not transparent in the least if you ask me. If KB had not called the insurance company to follow up on the claim and ask why they are only covering such a small amount, they would not have applied it to the claim, because we hadn’t instructed them to – even though the policy is with the same company, linked to the same client. And this was conveniently not explained to us when we took the policy out. Bloody crooks!
Back to the lottery conversation… My knee-jerk reaction to the question was to yell out, “Immediately quit my job!” But in hindsight, I’m not sure that I would. There was a lot of talking about buying property, which – let’s face it, is a very good decision. But in all honestly, I’d probably first blow a whack of cash on things that I don’t need, but that would make me happy before I do the responsible thing of buying property or investing.
Top of the list is to go to a hair salon to have a brazilian treatment, colour and cut. A run-of-the-mill activity for many women, but one that just doesn’t fit into my budget right now. I love my curls, but true to the clichè I want straight locks! There’s just no pleading us!
Now, if I could only remember to buy a ticket. Because you “gotta be innit to win it!”
On to a completely unrelated thought, don’t you just LOVE all the flowers coming out this time of the year! Spring is awesone!
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