I guess it can be called a pet peeve of mine, since it makes my hair stand on end the second it comes out of someone’s mouth. Interestingly, it happens on House Hunters a lot. The couple looking for a home has a laundry list of “must-haves” that their realtor can’t possibly meet except to go over their initial budget. Once the couple narrows down their choice of houses from 3 to 1, the conversation sometimes goes like this:
But, it’s over our budget.
Yes, but that back yard and the stainless steel appliances?
We could maybe make it work…
Those granite counter tops and hard wood floors are something we’ve always wanted.
Yeah. They are nice…
Come on, honey. We deserve it.
*Cue to the house choice that is over budget but is everything the couple feels they deserve.*
Back up the train. No. Just no.
They don’t deserve any of that.
Let me age myself by 30 years and give you…
A quick list of what you deserve in life:
- An education
- A roof over your head
- A full belly
The last of which…can’t be bought because you deserve granite counter-tops.