Total face palm worthy discussions with co-workers this week.
On Tuesday, one co-worker was telling me how he waned to buy a used Honda S2000 to commute to work. He lives 45 mins away (with absolutely no traffic, so it usually takes him 1.5 hours EACH WAY to drive to work) but he does take the work-paid-for bus most of the time. I imagine once he gets a car he would drive basically every day though. Also, he insisted that since he has to drive so far he "needs" a fun car. My eye roll was so big that I think it disrupted the planet's gravitational pull for a few seconds.
Thursday comes around and the same co-worker, I, and a few others were having a discussion based on the question "If you had a billion dollars, would you quit and never write software again?" (we're all software engineers). He said hell yes, as did a few others, and I said "um hell yeah, I've been working on doing that already!" as they all know I'm quite the little Mustacian. The guy who wanted to buy the car $20k car to drive 3 hours to and from work each day didn't even comprehend how stupid that was he was spending money to buy a car to drive to work so he could pay for the car he wanted to buy to drive to work in. When I said that to him, he just gave me a blank look.
What I don't get is that this guy is actually quite good with his money, no debt, quite responsible, has lots of investments, but he just spends so damn much on stupid stuff!