The other day my wife informed me, as she was getting ready to leave for work, that some family property in Lisboa was finally rented. Our share of the rent had been deposited into our account, a whopping 125 euros.
How lovely, an unbudgeted windfall! Let me count the things we could do with it…
Before I got past “help pay off vacation expenses,” my wife called from her mobile. “So, remember that rent payment?” she asked.
“Well, I just got pulled over for speeding.”
I clapped my hand to my face. How much?
“120 euros,” she said.
We had to laugh. That was the fastest enforcement of Murphy’s Law that we’d ever seen! It had not even been an hour since she told me of this little bit of unexpected money, and whoosh, out it went. To add insult to injury, my wife has been driving for 25 years and this is the first speeding ticket she’s ever gotten.
Well, we do have five euros left. Let’s see, what can I do with five euros…