Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

hamsters of the world rejoice!

I have decided to re-evaluate my views on “bad things”. 

Sometimes that which appears to be a bad thing is really a good thing in disguise.  Or in more simple terms…sometimes getting through the bad stuff brings forth something better. 

Example:  I bought a new car this week.  I negotiated a pretty good deal, applied for financing, put money down, and drove the car home.  All good things in my book.  Then three days later, I got a call from the car dealer telling me that there was a “complication” with my loan and it wasn’t approved after all.  This was a surprise to me.  I had alternate financing approved, but after the dealer told me that my loan was secured, I turned down the other offer.  This was a very bad thing.  I was livid that the car dealer had led me to believe that my financing was handled and allowed me to drive this new car off the lot.  It appeared as if there was a real possibility that I would have to return my new car and reapply for financing!

Fast forward to today and an illuminating conversation with the loan officer handling my “unapproved” financing deal. 

I won’t bore you with the gory details, but suffice it to say that after returning to the dealership to sign new finance papers, I walked away with a better deal than I had originally negotiated.  The dealer dropped the price by another thousand dollars, and my payment went down by sixty one dollars a month!  What started out as a very stressful (and possibly very bad) situation, turned into a windfall for me.    

All in all a good day!

And I still get to drive my cute as an animated hamster new car.  What more can I say?

Until the next time…I will be sleeping soundly without a worry in the world!

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