short story: I should not - finally - have bitten the lure and got that Malkoff,
I was able not to be interested and declined the expense for years, and now am pissed that I finally felt for it,
and it was about what I feared all those years
(if someone wants to read the looong story regarding the Malkoff, please feel free to ask, I will type it then)
ok, i'll bite...
I love a good campfire tale.