I've always been a bit of a risk taker personally, not one to sit on the fence. Now, that attitude has seen me get my fingers burnt on more than one occasion, but each time I made sure that if I had to pay for the lesson, I was damn well going to learn it and not just completely waste my money!
I'm the kind of guy to always have several fingers in the pie, so if an opportunity presents, I will usually jump on it, just so long as a bigger and better opportunity doesn't unfold at the time time : )
I was in a local pawn shop last week, saw a guy at the counter wanting to sell a little mini HP laptop, brand new, unwanted prize he was telling the clerk. I took a few steps to my left while looking at the guitars to make sure I could hear what was going on.
The guy told his story and I knew the dealer was going to try and scalp him, $100 is the best I could do, the guy says...heavy sigh from the owner, OK, he then says. I take two more steps to my left, pull out my wallet and say to the guy.....$150.00, 30 seconds later I walked out of the store with a sweet little brand new mini PC, leaving behind a rather bemused dealer who was struggling to work out what had just happened!
I figured I could flip it on ebay for an easy 100 bucks with a quick sale, but after having a play I've fallen in love with the little thing, now it lives in my car : )
Ahhhh yes, opportunity is everywhere, never thought I would find it standing in a pawn shop, but now I know better lol...........