I drive a 22-year old car. I bought it second-hand about 15 years ago.
Last night the rear vision mirror broke - not the whole thing, just the lever that toggles between day-time and night-time settings. A new mirror is still available, both direct from the manufacturer and also through some third parties, for $84.
My response? "Cool, it's still available, and it's not very expensive."
My wife's response? "It's HOW much? For a MIRROR?!??!?! You spend too much money on that car."
Isn't the female perspective interesting?
$25K for a family holiday? Fine.
$3K for an electronic keyboard for daughter? Fine.
$8K for school excursions to Singapore and Sydney? Fine.
Less than a hundred dollars for a car part? You have to be kidding!!!!
If women are from Venus, and men are from Mars, then I know what those lines are that Schiaparelli and Lowell saw on the red planet - highways.