Our dinner conversation last night:
Me: I have some bad news - the car needs new brakes and it's going to cost $600.
Nick: You know, mechanics are like veterinarians.
Me: Go on.
Nick: Well, you take your dog into the vet, and the vet says it broke its leg, and it's going to cost $1,000 to fix. Then you think "do I REALLY need to fix its leg?" It's the same with a car. The mechanic says it's going to be $600, and you think, "Do I REALLY need new brakes?"
Me: There are so many things wrong with that statement that I don't even know where to start.
Nick: You going to finish that chicken?