A friend said with a smirk, “Are you going to buy a brand new car? You should. You should definitely buy a new car.” Even though she knew wife and I were looking to replace our tired old Camry with a nicer used car.
Despite knowing my bent away from debt, she was serious. She fully believes it is a good deal to buy a new car. Low payments. No miles, problems, or repairs for many months.
Andrew was not on board.
First, I disagree with how she rationalized the decision. (Note how rationalize is pronounced “rational lies.”) I later learned she was about to buy her own new car and wanted me to do the same to affirm her decision.
Second, I better realized just how expensive people pleasing is.
Cause that’s what was at stake — someone’s approval.