Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Unusual Optimism

I'm feeling pretty optimistic today--weirdly so.

To completely fix the dents in my car would be >$1k, yet my default thought was "how great that my dents are sufficiently minor that the inconvenience of just living with them doesn't even come close to being a $1000 detriment to my life."

To get a sort of half-repair done on the huge one (they'll pound it out, but not refinish it) will cost $200. Whenever something costs $200, I compare it to my most recent, indulgent $200 purchase (my Kindle (with 3G, without ads)).

Yet, I found it just as easy to think, "How great that my favorite device can be purchased for less than the cost of a crummy-looking dent repair!" as it was to think "what a shame that I have to spend as much as I spent on my favorite device on a crummy-looking dent repair"

Perhaps it's the nice weather.

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