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What to do with a cheap bastard?

Close up portrait of young woman wearing diamond signet ring

My car locked me out of it the other night because my door lock pump had broken, this happened at 11:30 pm , mind you. I prayed to the car……please let me in, once I got in , the car would not start because it believed I was trying to steal the car, so another prayer….I need you to start I have no one to call and rescue me, not the whole truth, I had AAA, but I refused to give up my independence. And so after, that second prayer/mandate, the car allowed me to start it and I drove home.

The next day, I went to get gas, mind you, I was on E, after paying for gas I went to pump it, and wouldn’t you know it my gas take wouldn’t open because remember my car thinks it’s locked. I almost panicked and then, I remembered AAA but again I didn’t want to call them, so I looked at the time and called Nick my mechanic……thank God, I had decided to get gas before 5pm…..anyway, Nick gave me instructions to go through the trunk to get the gas cap open, it worked, yippie, I wouldn’t have to explain the unexplainable to a stranger.

So this morning, I went to see Nick my mechanic and when I got out of the car, he gave me the most beautiful smile and I felt loved because it he was happy to see. After, the diagnosis a whooping $800 total to replace the pump, a remote and another key. That old cheap bitch that has been running my life said, it’s not worth it and then I had to silence her and remind my real self that I loved my car and it was worth it. I am going to get it fixed soon. My Mercedes has taught me one of the most valuable lessons…….I’m Worth It. My older model Mercedes is an investment and I love the car not because of the name, I love it, because, if you take care of it, it takes care of you and how can you cringe and be stingy when it comes to caring for yourself.

What do you do when guilt starts settling in before or after you make a purchase for yourself? Leave a comment below.