Jack: (looking at used cars on his phone) How much should I spend on a car?
Me: What? You’ll get my car when you’re able to have one on campus.
Jack: But what if I want a NICE car.
Me: you think you can afford something nicer than a 2019 Subaru, loaded?
Jack: (keeps researching) Hmmm, what kind of car payment do you think I can afford?
Jack looks over at me. What??
Me: it depends how much money you make at your JOB. (Of which he has none).
Jack: (visibly deflated) Point taken.
Me: Monthly payments assume you have monthly income. Free car sounds pretty good eh?
When you’ve never really worked for a living, you kind of don’t realize that everything you do depends on how much money you make.