February 08, 2007

Payback for cheering for the Bears.

I generally donít talk about money on here, because I really donít have any serious money problems. So my pissing and moaning about would just be stupid. Iím doing pretty well, Iím not bad off and I enjoy my lifestyle. So my bitching about not having the funds to spend a weekend with the wife in some secluded space just seems insulting to those that might have real financial concerns.

But not today, today Iím going to bitch about it, why? Because I have some pretty big expenses coming up, things that I need to pay and I am not about to start financing. Plus some things I canít finance. Iím not worried as I have been saving all year and have the money to cover these expenses. So why am I going to start bitching about money?

I received a letter in the mail today. A very important letter. Maybe even the most important letter of my life. This is the kind of letter a lot of people hope to receive. Upon opening the mailbox I saw a letter with the official logo of the Green Bay Packers. It was thick, and very official looking. I was nervous as I thought I knew what this was. It was the notification that I was eligible for Packer Season Tickets.

I about had a mild coronary

The holy grail of tickets. The waiting list for these bad boys is legendary. They span generations. Then I looked at the price I was expected to pay and the first thing I thought wasÖ. I could max a couple of credit cards. Then I thought I could not have that work done on the house Iíve been saving for. Finally I thought; I could sell one of the boys on the black market. Nope, I couldnít do any of that. Between the seat tax and the rest of the expenses that go with it, there is almost no way I can afford these this year. Hell, I have to send in my letter saying Iím interested with $500.00 per seat as a deposit by the end of the month, and I may not even get the seats. But I would get the deposit back. But there is no way I would be able to pony up the money by the time the deadline was due if I got the tickets.

So I did the only thing I could think of, I called my father. Heís a bigger Packer fan then I am. Iím trying to talk him into going halvsies with me.

Posted by Contagion in Football at February 8, 2007 07:08 PM | TrackBack

that seems like a good idea.

Of course, I would also sit down and budget it, and if it worked out, I'd credit them now and pay them off while setting aside the $$ for next year's tickets. But that's assuming you can take that out of your budget.

Damn dude. Perhaps a trip to Vegas is in order, seeing as your luck is running high :-)

Of course, you could also finance this by selling the tickets.... Stubhub.com or some such after you get them!

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 8, 2007 07:50 PM

i mean of course, those you don't intend to use.....

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 8, 2007 07:50 PM

I hope your dad will go halves with you. Seriously, that's very cool and I hope you don't miss the opportunity.

Posted by: Teresa at February 8, 2007 09:41 PM

Congrats, dude!!! I hope to gott that your dad can go halves...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 8, 2007 10:24 PM

Damn dude... sucks that my tax return is already slated to go to my creditors or I'd help you out.

Tell your Dad he's destined for one of those bad nursing homes they show on 60 minutes if he doesn't pony up :)

Posted by: Graumagus at February 9, 2007 12:08 AM