Bad Risk Management
So, a few of us were having pizza the other day, a Fool event, and some of the guys said they didn't think this young guy could run from that room in the office, to a nearby deli, in 5 minutes. I was pretty sure this could be done in 4 minutes. Easy. Not even at an all out sprint.
Turned out I was right. It could be done. But not by me, because when I was just about at the deli, I tripped, rolled my ankle, and did this:
(And it actually looks worse today.)
Moral of the story: consider all the risks before you chase after that $8 purse.