From England, a story about a minor celebrity pawn customer. Mary Unwin was featured on a British TV show about luxury pawnshops.
Following her divorce, she wanted to buy an Aston-Martin but was about 5,000 pounds (say nearly $10,000) short, so she pawned a diamond ring to get it.
She told the interviewer, “Since when do ladies want to wait for anything.”
Sadly, it looks as if her impatience may have cost her her life.
Since that show, according to the Mail Online, she had remarried her original husband and over the weekend bought a sailboat. (She paid by check, no word whether she had to resort to her pawnbroker.)
Jerry Hobkirk, who owns Falmouth Yacht Brokers, said he had warned the couple against trying to sail the vessel without proper training.
He said: ‘They came in and bought the boat, which was moored up in Falmouth marina.
‘Mrs Unwin seemed totally determined to take the yacht as quickly as possible.
‘She told us she had a ‘navy ticket’, which didn’t mean anything to us but which she said was some sort of qualification.
‘We urged them to go and get some proper sailing qualifications at a local yacht school and assumed she would do so over the next few months.
‘But the next thing we heard she had taken the yacht and set off.’
But it appears that the sailboat wrecked, and Mary Unwin, who couldn’t wait, is missing at sea.