We recently had some mechanical problems with the smelly truck and I was thinking my dream was coming true. I was finally going to get rid of that thing and get something more new and less stinky. To my surprise, our mechanic (who is dead to me now) told us that we could fix it for a mere 1,000 buck-a-roos!!! Of course, my husband thought this was a great idea. After a LONG conversation with the mechanic we decided to bend over and pay the money. I think I cried at some point and when I picked it up I told the mechanic that if he saw that truck again for whatever reason he is to say "wow, you really need to dump that thing and get a new ride."
My whole point is...well, not sure but I know that others have "acquired" things in relationships. Lazy-Boy chairs, pets, cars, etc...boys are silly that way.