A Day in the Life

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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?

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