My fountain of overly consumeristic bullcrap of a coworker (the one that wanted a bigger house so she had more room to store her clothes that she no longer fit into from earlier in the forum) quit several months ago so things have been pretty quiet around here. We've hired in a bunch of new people and things were looking good, most of them were bringing lunch to work, nothing fantastically stupid said etc....Until this morning (and I had SO much faith in this new group)
CW1: man, my car DIED on the way home yesterday, I threw a rod through the engine
Me: How old was it?
CW1: 14 years, had that thing through college, I kind of wanted to cry a little on the side of 66
Me: *Thinking YAY! Good on you for keeping a car that long etc
CW1: Now I need a new car, they said it would be a fortune to fix it. I think I want a Jeep
CW2: Oh man, you TOTALLY need a Jeep, I just got a brand new Wrangler unlimited and it is SWEET
CW1: Oh really! can I see it?
CW2: Sure...guys go down to the parking lot come back in talking cars and I hear this conversation
CW2: Yea bro, my wife almost killed me when I came home with this one, my other one was only a year old so I was upside down on the loan. I had to roll almost 9k of the old debt into the loan for this one, but the rate was only 5% this time around so it kind of evened out (me thinking how bad is your damn credit if 5% was low and wtf was he paying before). I'm not sure why she was so mad, it was almost the same montly payment. My dads friend is a car salesguy so he was able to get me that sweet deal (book was like 40k I ONLY paid 35), you want his number?
Me to CW2: How long was the loan on the second one for?
CW2: 7 years I think
Me: How long was the old one for?
CW2: Uuhh, I think it was a little shorter
Me: I don't blame your wife for wanting to kill you
CW2: It's OK, I told her she could skip getting me anniversary presents and birthday presents this year...
CW1: Yea give me that guys number and I'll Uber over to see him this afternoon.
Mind you this kid has been here 3 months, was unemployed for 6 months before that, has a new baby and a wife that desperately doesn't want to work but is to meet the bills. He also doesn't have the drive his sales position requires so I don't see him lasting here long. So much faith...GONE.