As the title says, Stupid, Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!! ##!@/***!!.
If anyone has a suitable brick wall I can bang my head against for a couple of days, please let me know (padded brick wall, of course, I'm not *quite* stupid enough to want more TBI, although that is occasionally a matter of some doubt in my household. : -/ ).
Somebody wrote my car off a few weeks ago and I finally found what looks like a suitable replacement, some distance away from where I live . So, idiot that I am, after getting back from a test drive, I said I'd take it.... Having completely forgotten that I wanted the back tyres changed and a couple of other points looked at (in fairness it was a hundred yards from the car to the office and.. Ooh, shiny, look at that ... <sigh, Bang, Bang, Bang!> ).
Naturally, I also forgot all about the very principles of haggling, got my cheque book out, wrote the cheque for full amount (trusting them to deliver once it had cleared) and not really taking on board that the cheque was made out to an individual or that the receipt didn't include the seller's name or company address, and there was no warranty ... All things my wife pointed out to me when I got home. Also, in fairness, I had printed out a list of things to inspect on this particular model of car, and a list of things to check during any transaction, but my desk has a habit of accumulating all kinds of stuff like that that I manage to forget about whilst they're printing out (they must sort of go invisible, there's probably some new kind of physics at work, or gremlins move them for a few seconds) and they were still there when i got back, just sitting there laughing at me .
There are some days when I just despair.
Oh, one final thing - if you see a Sense Of Humour, with a wicked grin on its face, running past you, it's mine and i want it back.