True Story

So this story is inspired by a post on Thelma Thinks. The things I wont spend money on …Let me just say I bought my first car in 2010. I was 28, I had bought houses long before I bought that one car. It was a 2006 Nissan Xterra in Yellow….with 150,000 miles. Yes you read it correctly. I Won’t even tell you the price I paid.
I just don’t see the point in spending money on a car, I had a car budget and I slashed it down by 80% and paid off a mortgage balance I had. I made the decision at the auction on the spot. Lol.

My husband met me with this car in 2013 at which point the car had overheated and done a bunch of demo. And like everyone he asked me why the car was yellow…and I said well I planned to paint it black after it got to Nigeria, but I didn’t see the point in wasting any money on the car. Yellow also gave it character….crazy people would call and be like oh I saw you on 3rd mainland bridge etc- meanwhile it wasn’t me oh.

So my husband decided the car had to go. In 2013 I ran the Royal Parks marathon in London and when I was gone, I parked it by his house outside – and they broke into it. When he called me, I was laughing – because he didn’t know how to tell me. You see the car wasn’t valueable to me so I wasn’t bothered.

I travelled mid 2014 and I came back and was looking for my car- we had done registry in June 2014 and so we lived together. I didn’t see my car. Next thing a black car that looked like my car aka bumble bee was in my parking spot. My husband comes and does the whole surprise, doesn’t it look new speech. I say thank you and move on – I can be stupid like that, I don’t really disturb myself over certain things.

By December 2014 I was in London with family after we lost my BIL. I got a credit alert for less than N1m and the remark was Husbandly Duty. I called I said thank you. Only to come home in March and ask for my car and my husband said, oh that alert was from the sale of your car😂😂😂. I was like wait that’s the shinshili money you sold bumble bee for? I said aah ok oh, no problem- where is the replacement car? He gave me his Benz key, I just looked at him and I told him- at least it’s benz you used to redeem yourself.

My husband actually thought I was going to have a fit about him selling my car without my consent so once again he was looking for how to tell me. I asked him if he found the original papers and he said I showed him where I kept documents.

So thats how my bumblee bee disappeared. Till date I have only purchased one car on my own.

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8 Comments on True Story

  1. All I saw in this post was that you bought houses before your first car. You’re the real mvp Ms Pynk. I want to be like you when I grow up!

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  2. chrisyinks // July 24, 2017 at 19:46 // Reply

    Hehehe @ husbandly duty only to find out the alert was from the sale of your car.

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  3. Invest wisely,that is what i learnt from this post.

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  4. I love the way you set your priorities. If there were more people like You, the world would be a better place

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  5. Miss Pynk i saw Bumblee Bee at Ikeja Alausa today hehehehe.

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  6. i Love how fluid the narrative was and how very little you placed importance on something so material. I was just imagining myself in your shoes and laughing at how I would have done demo on top the sale of the car without my permission (petty me! smh).

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  7. What many will never understand is that the long term benefits/appreciation of real investments are always worth 100x or even more of the meantime and mostly unnecessary depreciating assets.Only the financially wise will understand.

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  8. Chai, this could be me, but…. Lovely story

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