Monday, January 15, 2007

No exit strategy?

Okay, the markets were closed today and you should already have your watch list for tomorrow, so I am gonna vent a little bit.

I left for work on time, even a few minutes early. Figured with the holiday, no problem, light traffic. My normal 35 minute drive (into the morning sun) should be 25-30 today.

But no! Accident on the interstate 10 miles up the road, right at the exit I take, traffic backed up 8 miles. Heard about it on the radio so I exited early to take an alternate route.

But no! I took the first exit, not the second, to the alternate route (not too familiar with area yet or I might have exited earlier), had to turn around, backtrack and get on the right road.

But no! Radio told everyone to use that route. Totally jammed too. Turned around and exited that situation too and headed home. Over an hour of wasted time. I thought wow, okay, will be nice to stay home today and trade.


The moral of the story: "Don't make it a Rumsfeld play," have an exit strategy!

(Prospectus, hope you don't mind the above. Your comment on ONSM was one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time!)

1 comment:

Prospectus said...

Of course I don't mind! Now if my trading could become as successful as my financial-political commentary ;-)