On our weekend trip in Florida earlier this summer, Mr. Handsome had an interesting experience.
As I mentioned in my last post, he rented a jet ski for an hour, while Little Buddy and I stayed happily (and safely) on the shore. When Mr. Handsome was returning the jet ski keys to the rental company, he overheard a conversation between another customer and one of the employees. It went something like this:
Customer: “I seem to have lost my sunglasses on the jet ski.”
Employee: “Unfortunately that happens a lot. That’s why in our rental agreement, we ask riders to either leave their sunglasses on the beach or secure them with a lanyard.”
Customer: “The sun is blinding, and I didn’t have a lanyard. What should I do?”
Employee (clearly becoming a bit annoyed): “Did they fall in the ocean?”
Employee: “Sadly, you probably aren’t going to find them.”
Customer (as if this was a very normal situation): “But they were Cartier sunglasses. Made of gold and worth over $1,000.”
Employee (not knowing whether to laugh or cry): “Oh my… I’m very sorry to hear that, sir, but there’s nothing I can do.” At that point, the customer walked away in a huff.
Can you imagine? Personally, I can’t fathom buying such expensive sunglasses, knowing how easily that sunglasses of any price point can break or scratch. But if I did ever acquire a pair of $1,000 gold sunglasses, I wouldn’t dream of taking them on a jet ski, or anywhere near the beach for that matter. I do feel bad for the guy, though. Everyone makes poor decisions, and it’s too bad this one had to come at such a costly price.
What are your thoughts on $1,000 gold sunglasses?