I freely admit that there are times when I can so let my ego take over when it comes to decision making.
This is not a good thing.
That’s because when I do that, it nearly always ends up costing me some extra cash. Granted, getting older has slowed the hubris. Yet, I still officially make dumb blunders because of a mix of pride plus ego. A recent HVAC repair plus the utter failure that ensued is a perfect example of that sort of problem. I came back from a quick company trip to find my house hot. I knew I absolutely didn’t want to spend the extra cash on an after hours heating and A/C call. And, I absolutely didn’t plan on trying to sleep with the house hot like that. So, I called a buddy who had claimed to once be in a heating and cooling company. He was glad to come over to help me with my heating and A/C. When it became apparent, even to me, that my buddy had no clue about heating and A/C, I should have just called the pros. However, I went along with what was clearly a bunch of guessing at what was wrong. Well, my buddy and I guessed totally wrong and we ended up trying to make a heating and A/C repair without the proper tools or factory parts. This ended as you can imagine. My friend and I just made it worse. I ended up turning a routine heating and A/C repair into something that cost me nearly nine hundred dollars. I should have just called the heating and A/C professionals from the outset. But, my stupid ego got in the way once again and it sure did cost me.