When the stock market opened on Monday morning, rookie investor John Smith was ready to jump in and make his first big move. But before he could make a single trade, his beloved bulldog, Max, had other plans.
Max had been following John around all morning, and when John sat down at his computer to start trading, Max jumped up on his lap and refused to move. John tried to shoo him away, but Max was determined to stay put. After a few minutes of trying to get Max to move, John finally gave up and decided to wait until Max was ready to leave.
John was relieved when Max finally got off his lap and allowed him to start trading. But the delay had cost him precious time, and he was unable to capitalize on the market rush.
John learned a valuable lesson that day: when it comes to investing, it’s important to be prepared and ready to act quickly. But sometimes, even the best-laid plans can be derailed by a furry friend.