My friend Lisa is always competing with me.
I am not sure why she does it but it drives me nuts.
If I purchase a new purse or shoes, she will go out and purchase a similar item, sometimes costing way more than I spent. I have known Lisa for years and this is how she has always been, and even after I mentioned it to her, she has continued just the same. I am at the point where I will just accept it as part of who she is. If she decides to change then that would be great, if she doesn’t, I will love her anyway. A few weeks ago, Lisa was hanging out at my house. We were in the kitchen having some wine just chatting about work and our husbands. Lisa walked over to the family room because she noticed that I had a sensor on the wall. She asked about it and I explained that it was from the new smart thermostat that I just installed. I explained to her how the technology worked as she was not familiar with it at all. She was so impressed that the next week, Lisa called me over to show me her new smart thermostat. The thermostat that I have in my home is a mid-level gadget that costs about $250. They typically range between $130 to $500. Lisa’s thermostat cost closer to $500. I am glad that she got the thermostat because it will save her 10 to 15 percent on her energy bill if used correctly. But I don’t think the more expensive model made sense, but that’s Lisa for you.