posted on January 03, 2011 07:17
“How much did you pay for that new Silverado?”
“It lists for $31,000, but I got it for $22,000.”
“Has a V-8, right? What kinda gas mileage does it get?”
“Yep. With the windows rolled up and the cruise set, I get 18.”
I’m neither endorsing nor slamming Chevy trucks. I have one. But I’ve had this conversation more than once, and it has occurred to me that I’m incapable of answering any differently.
I cannot say $22k without pointing out my $9,000 savings. I can’t say 14 or 15 mpg around town.
It’s human nature, I guess, to accentuate the positive. Maybe a man thing?
The same is true among deer hunters.
If a hunter says he shot a giant 10-pointer and you ask what it scored, he’s going to quote the true gross, not a B&C net (after deductions) or the official BTR score (which doesn’t include the inside spread measurement). Heck, if you ask me about my biggest buck, I’m going to say 150 ... not 133, which is its official BTR score (sans the 17-inch inside spread).
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