What spending $100 taught me
Posted September 25, 2012on:
Recently I spent $100 getting a leaky bathroom shower tap replaced by a plumber. The cost included transport, service, and a new tap.
That might sound reasonable to some but not to others. It was great value to me because I learnt how easy it was to replace the tap myself.
I had to replace the tap in another bathroom later that week. Rather than pay another $100, I bought a new tap and did it myself.
I may have learnt how to replace the tap by watching and doing. But what got reinforced was that just-in-time instruction is priceless.