5 Things Money Can Not Buy

We all know that money can’t buy us everything. It can’t buy love, true happiness, or ensure a stress-free life.

Here is a list of five (frustrating, humorous, maddening) things I’ve discovered money can not purchase.

5 Things Money Can Not Buy

  1. A toilet that will never stop up, overflow, or leak. It will leak, hiss, or overflow at TERRIBLE times (which is pretty much any time a toilet messes up)
  2. Rain. I’ve lived in South Carolina for most of the past 15 years. Our local lake (reservoir) has ALWAYS been in some level of drought condition. Money couldn’t buy rain. Of course, this summer we’ve hardly had a day without rain and the reservoir is bursting at the seams.
  3. Children who obey perfectly.  Turns out that a 3 year old will be a 3 year old whether or not you have money. Can I get an “Amen” from some parents?!?!?
  4. A car that won’t break down. I’ve had nice cars, and I’ve driven scary bad cars. Like 1981 Datsun B-210 bad. I’ve discovered ALL of them break down. One of my vehicles just started to have a “brake squeal.”
  5. Print cartridges that never run out. My print cartridge arrives at empty with impeccable timing – right when we must have it to finish the seven hour assignment from the teacher who believes a bridge built out of toothpicks somehow equals practical real world experience.

Any other frustrating, humorous, or maddening things you can think of that money can not buy? Please share!


  1. Cat Stanley on August 29, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Money cannot buy an Internet company that isn’t horrible…even though we are paying them…

    I needed that, and AMEN on the 3yo’s.

  2. Simon Elstad on August 29, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Amen on #3!
    One more, it can’t buy more time. 24 hours a day is all you get 🙂

  3. Mark Asbell on August 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Money can’t buy:
    perfect health
    perfect relationships

  4. Jennifer on August 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    An awesome church
    A pastor who is an amazing leader
    God’s favor

  5. Tess on August 29, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    You can’t buy your way out of terminal brain cancer

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