You remember that show “Kids say the darndest things?” It was hosted by Art Linkletter. He usually asked kids a simple question and they end up saying some crazy funny responses. You can check out a clip of the show
Like the show, I thought we could play a round of “People Finance The Darndest Things.” I’ll start by sharing a story about one crazy thing that I saw someone finance…
Breast Implants: I am a closet MTV watcher and particularly enjoy watching the “True Life” documentaries. The most recent one I saw was on two girls that wanted bigger breasts. One girl wanted them so bad she tried drinking liquids and rubbing creams on her chest hoping they would increase her bust. Surely enough, those products didn’t help. Towards the end of the documentary she is pleading with her boyfriend to allow her to get the implants. Their conversation goes something like this…
Girl: Baby, I just really want these implants so I can feel better about myself
Boy: I love you just the way you are though, and we can’t afford them
Girl: I heard there are options to finance them, if you put $500 down
Boy: Baby, you know we are already struggling financially and can’t really afford more payments.
Girl: But I really want them (she starts crying and they hug)
At the very end of the documentary they agree to start contributing $25 a month to her “Implant Fund.” After six months she managed to save $100…WTF…shouldn’t she have $150? Basically this chick is desperate to finance something she clearly can’t afford. If she wasn’t even able to consistently contribute $25 a month towards her down payment, how the heck does she plan to pay the couple hundred dollar a month payment on them? Could you imagine walking around, knowing that you don’t actually own your breasts? What happens if she doesn’t make the payments? Does the plastic surgeon come and repossess them? Haha wouldn’t that be hilarious. Seriously though, am I the only one that thinks this is crazy? This is exactly why people can’t ever get ahead. They go and take on loans for things they can’t afford and that are, in the grand scheme of things, simply unimportant.
What’s your “People finance the darndest things” story? I’d be dying to know just how crazy it gets. Im sure breast implants are just the tip of the iceberg.