Paying the stupidity tax

by Michael Alderete on 5/19/2003

Rochelle and I have a thing we call the “stupidity tax.” It’s where you pay more money than you should, for a really dumb reason. My most common stupidity tax is forgetting to send in rebate forms.

Last week I paid the stupidity tax three times:

  • Paid my car registration three days too late ($12)
  • Waited until too close to our vacation to order from Amazon.com, and had to pay for expedited shipping ($13)
  • Let Rochelle go to the MADE IN FRANCE open warehouse and moving sale unsupervised ($300)

At least I get to eat the cheese from the last one.

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