Today an intern at work got promoted to a 8 hours/day post doing pretty much the same job she used to do, but earning more than twice what she was earning before (still a low pay, since she has not graduated yet). Her big plan for the extra money? Buying a car, new and financed, of course! I unsuccessfully tried to talk her out of it, mentioning all the costs of owning a car, including depreciation etc, but she still wants to buy it.
This is the same girl that less than one month ago was telling me that she was unhappy with the job and wanted to work somewhere else. :/
I guess it makes sense, since the few times I gave her rides home, she always found ways of mentioning the scratches and noises of my car, while asking why won't I buy a better car (I have a 1999 corolla), since my sallary its not bad (she didn't asked in an arrogant way, she was trully puzzled).