My friends Lisa and Alice are constantly competing with me.
I’m not sure why they do this, but it drives me nuts.
If I get a new purse or shoes, they will go out and get a similar item. These items must cost way more than I spent. I’ve known Lisa and Alice for years and this is how they have been. Even after I mentioned it to them, they have continued just the same. I’m at the point where I’ll just accept them for who they are. If they decide to change then that would be great, if they don’t, I will appreciate them anyway. The other day, Lisa and Alice were hanging out at my house. We were in the study room having some wine just chatting about work with other friends. They walked over to the kitchen because they noticed that I had a sensor on the wall. Lisa and Alice asked about it and I explained that it was from the modern smart control component that I just installed. I told them how the technology worked as they had never heard of it. Lisa and Alice were so impressed that the next week, they called me over to show me their new smart control unit. The control component that I have in my house is a mid-level gadget that costs about $300. They properly range between $200 to $500. Lisa and Alice’s control component cost closer to $500. I’m blissful that they got the control component because it will save her 10 to 15 percent on their energy bill if used properly. But, I don’t think the more extravagant model made sense. Well, that’s Lisa and Alice for you.