Sunday, July 1, 2012

Kaela's Not-So-Realistic College Guide: Chapter 3: Taking My Own Advice


The other day in Cash Control, Kat said to me, "You know Kaela, maybe you should read your own blog."

She was right. Sometimes I really need to take my own advice. But, for the times that I don't take my own advice, I get great stories to blog about. Someday, I'll just write a book. But for now, I just have this blog, and I feel a little more safe talking about the crazy people I meet on here, because I doubt anybody will find it.

Remember this? All of my fancy ideas on how to scare off a marriage hungry RM? Remember how I tested out the Underage and I was all, "oh yeah, this should be highly effective!"

I'm like, 0 for 2 on the Underage working. You would think that telling a 20-something year old "Hey, I'm 17. I'm so young I can't even buy dry ice, and insurance companies charge my parents extra because I'm so young and immature," would be enough to send any man packing, but for some reason it really doesn't even phase them. I've been milking the Underage for all it's worth, because I've only got a few days left until it becomes even less effective than it already is....and all it's given me in return is a good excuse to cancel a date at the very last minute.

Yeah. That was a weird situation. And I'm not even going to talk about it because I'm still pissed that I even let myself get into that situation. I learned a lot of important lessons though. One of which was, just because someone is cute, doesn't mean they aren't crazy. I'm pretty sure that's also the closest I've ever come to being proposed to. It was terrifying.

I remember a long time ago, I was talking to my mom at the dentist. She said something like, "buying you your 5th retainer because you keep losing them/never wear them costs several thousand dollars. But, since we have insurance, we only have to pay a couple hundred."

Insurance is great. I love my temple insurance. It was comforting to know I had temple insurance throughout the insanity of this week. But, it also got me into some trouble. I was willing to take some risks because I knew I had temple insurance.

Well guess what. Smart people with health insurance don't drink expired milk every day just because they can. Smart people with home insurance don't burn their house down just because they can. Smart people with life insurance don't jump off skyscrapers just because they know their families will be covered in the incident of their death. Smart people don't do stupid things just because they have insurance.

So. I'm going to try to start being a smart people.