Saturday, while getting ready to attend a wedding, I found myself in a bit of a pickle. I wanted to wear a particular dress shirt, but I couldn’t find my cuff links.
I live in a small town, and I really didn’t have time to hop in the car, drive 30 minutes to a jeweler, buy some cuff links, and then drive 30 minutes home. Plus, I really didn’t feel like spending a lot of money on a pair of cuff links that I might wear twice a year.
So, I jumped in the car and went to a little, local, antiques store – and asked the cashier if she had any cuff links. And, guess what? She did. I was able to buy, not 1, but 5 pairs of cuff links – for $3!
Lesson? Think outside of the box. I’m not an “antiques” kinda guy. I’ve driven past that store, what, a thousand times? But, Saturday, I took a shot and I found just what I needed. Plus, the old cuff links cost a fraction of the price of new cuff links.
Oh, if you were wondering – Why did I buy 5 pairs if 1 pair would do? Well, they were all in a plastic bag, and everything in the bag was on sale for one price. So, I just paid $3 and brought all 5 pairs home.
(I realize that this post isn’t exactly filled with earth-shattering news or mind-blowing ideas. I’ve been away for a week, and I missed you guys! So, I thought I’d write and old school NCN post, just to touch base. I hope you all are doing well. Rock on!)