On Friday I visited my local guitar shop.
Wandering around I spotted a new bass guitar hanging on the wall:
OK, now I confess that I have wanted a guitar like this for many years. It is a classic rock guitar shape, not often seen in bass form.
No price. This is sometimes a sign that if you need to ask, you can't afford it.
I unhooked it from the wall and had a quick thunk on it. Very nice to play too. Hm.
So I asked the guy how much it was. He had no idea. The manager had no idea. He rang head office - THEY had no idea.
They looked on the internet and found a discount place selling it for a silly price.
He offered it to me at a really stupid price. He knows I love a bargain.
How could I refuse?
I tried to phone my wife to ask permission but she was in a supermarket where the building blocks the signal.
I bought it.
I love it.
It is my new baby.
PS my wife was OK about me buying it.