A Mount Pleasant man with crippling insecurities purchased a $60,000 pickup truck today. The spontaneous acquisition of the Ford F-150 Limited Edition was sparked by John Hanson’s inner fear of what his neighbors think about him. Even though his family is already in a massive amount of financial debt, John was happy about what the new truck will do for his reputation.
John was eager to justify getting the truck. “I work in IT, and I’ve never completed a do-it-yourself project, so there’s no functional need for the truck. But my neighbors will be impressed by how masculine and expensive it is, and that’s all that matters. When it comes to showing off to others, price is irrelevant.”
John’s wife Amy was furious with the purchase because he didn’t consult her. “We have to dip into the kids’ college savings to pay our credit card minimums, and dumbass goes out and finances a new truck. I wish he wasn’t so fixated on what the neighbors think of him.” Amy will exact revenge on John by using the last $3,000 of credit they have left to buy a new Peloton exercise bike.
Cory Simpson served as the salesman who helped John with the truck purchase. “The epidemic of male insecurity in Mt. Pleasant is great for business. These guys only need a $20,000 sedan to get to and from work. But their anxiety about not being perceived as manly and wealthy enough pushes them to buy the over-the-top truck they don’t need. It’s incredibly sad, but I’m crushing my sales commissions!”
John will burst into tears when he finds his maxed-out credit card prevents him from buying a Yeti Tundra 350 hard cooler for his truck’s bed. John’s neighbors will criticize him behind his back for not spending more money to get the Ford F-450 truck.