Do you get offended if someone asks you how much you paid for something?
Three weeks ago, I traded in my previous car for a new car. Not going to go into details why I got rid of my 2007 vehicle, just that it was made with cheap parts and I couldn't go on putting new parts on something that was falling apart.
There is this one particular gas station that I always go to, not far from my home. The gas is just a bit cheaper than the other nearby stations. Since I've gotten this new car, I have only had to fill it up with gas twice (don't do a lot of driving). The first time I was at the gas station, the owner of the store was not there. Yesterday, I go to fill up with gas, then go inside the store to pay. The owner of the store was there and he looked out the window at my car. Then he says to me, is that your new car. I say "yes". Then he asks "is it brand new or pre-owned". I reply "brand new". Keep in mind that there are four other customers standing behind me waiting to pay for their gas. Then he asks me "how much did you pay for it". I was shocked and felt that was a rude question to ask, beause really it was none of anyone's business how much I pay for big purchases. The whole store went quiet, waiting for my answer. I just told him that I got a fair trade in value for my old vehicle, so the price of the car was reasonable. What I really wanted to say was none of your business.
Would you be offended if someone asked you "how much did you pay", if the purchase you made was a bigger purchase? I'm not talking about clothing, accessories, small household items.