Thinking Out Loud

We Can’t Afford It

“Jeff, wouldn’t it be great to take a trip to Italy to see all that magnificent art?”

“Jamie, you know we can’t afford that. You’re always coming up with these expensive ideas that are way out of line with our budget.”

I’ve heard this conversation in various forms at least five hundred times in the past 30 years. It’s the type that goes nowhere, resulting in bad feelings between the two parties. Read More