Let's say a chap, a good looking and charming drummer, just a random one, I'm not thinking of anyone in particular here. Let's say he had a car, one that he'd bought about six years ago when it was brand new.
We'll also say that the car in question was a reasonably high end one, costing, we'll call it £40 at the time.
Our good looking and charming drummer drives the car for the six years, quite liking it but never thinking of it as being a scorcher of a car. However, though he doesn't consider himself a flashy, motivated by recognition type of person, he's also aware that he gets a certain amount of satisfaction from the fact that the car is one which turns a few heads.
Over the six years the car does its job, continuing to turn the occasional head or two. Then,
our herothe random anonymous drummer takes the car to get it valued for a part exchange on a new car and is told that it's currently worth £8.50.
It's the same car, only six years older, than when it was bought, admittedly with a lot of depreciation, but still looking pretty much the same. It was the same car five minutes before the valuation as it was five minutes after. But, the chap can't help feeling a bit disappointed that it's now just a fairly regular saloon, the kind that many people will go out and buy.
He's an honest and genuine fellow, big and bold enough to admit this sort of thing.
What does this situation say about the fellow? Is it bad, good or just normal?
What do you reckon then?