I was walking my kids into school and out came two moms with there kids who were too young for school. We all kind of crowded in the school office.
One little girl who could barely walk (age one?) saw her friend in a stroller being pushed by the other mom. As the people-congestion brought us all to a stand-still the One-year-old gave her stroller friend a big hug and smile poured out of everyone. I drew my daughters' attention to it because it was just heartwarming!
Pretty quickly I realized the One-year-old, the stroller girl and a sibling all had Crocs on. I said something like, "And you all have your Crocs on too - it warms my heart:)". This set both mom's on a "We love Crocs convention" and I told them I was a shareholder and that the stock is down 25% - great time to buy!
If you are feeling any negativity at all as a long, or whenever in life - the key is to acknowledge and transform it. Imagine if you weren't long - how exciting it would be to see CROX at $45/share - what an opportunity!
Anyone you share the word with NOW about CROX will probably be thanking you later in '07 and '08.
I'm going to go hang in coffee shops and work/read today, I will keep an eye out for opportunities to turn people on to something I think could be very positive for them. Its a drop in the ocean sure - Their 100 share purchase won't send the stock skyrocketing, but I will have helped them and it better than sitting around bemoaning lost opportunity.
What can I do now that's productive and positive? Hmmmm maybe I'll go buy another pair! I've never left the mall kiosk without a stronger conviction than when I arrived - will let you know....
The only way I would buy a pair of Crox is if they made high heel ones and I could get 20 year old girls to walk around in them and skimpy bikinis while bringing me drinks and lounging around my pool. No one wants to hear about a bunch of booger eaters and over the hill fat moms standing around some stupid school full of other booger eaters.
You probably talked a bunch of other #$%$ housewives into losing an a$$load of money. Probably banned you from play dates and their Oprah book club, and rightfully so. Weirdo Crox cult stalker hag.
Had you taken his advice, you would have enjoyed a 55% gain in roughly two months as the stock topped out at $70 in October. Only a pig would hang on for more, so anyone who took his advice would have banked a healthy profit.
By your same logic, it was foolish to buy Apple at $550 ahead of the run up $700 since it now trades at $500.
Do yourself and your retirement prospects a favor and stick to managed funds.
well i went to work today. but this past weekend i was at a party and there were only 4 kids there from like 2-8 i guess and 2 of them had "crox" on! i was excited, so i went over and asked the respective milf's (sorry :) about their crox and NO KIDDING THEY WERE BOTH FAKE.. straight out of their mouth "oh no, they aren't real" "i got them for like 5 bucks @ where ever!" i am long but your story was funny so that is MINE