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Trying Your Luck

Updated on June 17, 2012

Mike's Common Sense

I got new tires today. That doesn’t sound like much, but it sure does mean a lot to me. You see, my last tires were almost bare, and I was very afraid of getting a blow out, or skidding in the rain. I was trying my luck, and luckily I survived until we could afford new tires.

Trying your luck can be very stressful. In today’s world we all have to try our luck a lot more than we would like. Money is tight, and when money is tight, things that were necessities, now become luxuries. For some people eating is becoming a luxury. The stress level of adult America is going through the roof (and so is their blood pressure).

Trying your luck can be fun and exciting at times; it can provide a great adrenaline rush. I like to try skiing down the advanced slopes even though I am not a very good skier. I will often walk under ladders, and play with fire (you should see me light my grill). Heck, sometimes I will even brave driving in rush hour traffic! That is normally very exciting. I like to try my luck in certain ways; it helps to spice up my life.

There are also certain ways I don’t want to try my luck, like driving on bad tires, or with faulty wind shield wiper blades. I don’t want to gamble that my old geezer of an air conditioner will make it through another scorching Miami summer. I don’t like having to juggle to pay bills, and I don’t like knowing that I am just one paycheck away from oblivion.

I certainly would like not to have to try my luck so much. There is just one small problem; I haven’t figured out how to yet.

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      Michael A Muehleisen 8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Yes Trish, I am sorry to say that you ae right. Unforunately more people are sheep instead of free thinkers.

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Yes, it's a sad state of affairs, and the saddest part is stupid people re-electing the same corrupt officials. Everyone gets up in arms whenever the news tells us rates are going up, more taxes are being imposed, yet when it comes time to vote, they vote the samd damn people back in office. Extremely frustrating!

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      Michael A Muehleisen 8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Trish! First of all WE did not go wrong! Greed is a disease that has gripped our government officials, our corporate leaders, and many other people in power. They are very short sighted because their greed will ultimately be their undoing. In the mean time it is making life very difficult for honest hard working people. I am glad to hear you got your tire fixed before it went flat out on the highway.

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      I must have had good karma yesterday. I was sitting in my truck on my lunch hour, when two guys I work with said, hey, you should get that tire looked at. Seems my right rear tire was getting quite soft. Darn it! I am fortunate that there is a gas station across the street from my job, so I drove it over and picked it up after work. Of course it wasn't a simple matter of putting air in it, no, it had a nail. I'm just thankful that it happened while I was still at work, and that I didn't get a flat on my way home, stuck on the highway.

      I hear what you're saying. I purchased my tires two years ago, and am hoping I can still get one more year out of them. I recently had my ignition coil replaced, after having been towed two separate times. Then, my AC went, so I had that fixed. Between the two I spent over $400 in a matter of a month. Now, before winter hits, I will be needing my heater fixed. Always something! Food? yes, that's even getting harder to come by.

      The news sickens me. All I hear every day is how our state government is robbing us blind. I just heard yesterday that a school superintendent is being paid $174,000 to stay gone! Of course, he still retains his benefits till he dies as well.

      muley, where did we go wrong?

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      Michael A Muehleisen 8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Yeah, that's the problem Gypsy, all of us normal folk are in trouble, but the law makers, the mover and shakers, are always protected. Why is that?

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      Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Good luck, my friend! I fear we are all in the same leaky boat now!

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