Yesterday my car of 1.5 weeks in age was rear-ended while I was on the way to my eye doctor's appointment. My instant rage was unbearable - how dare that man! Was he momentarily blinded by the stark newness of my vehicle?
I feel a loss that I have never felt before, and I imagine it in similar to that of a father who realizes his daughter is "no longer his little girl."
Feel free to point out my materialistic idiocy right now.