While I was in high school, my family and I were once given a tour of a new home by an acquaintance, who, was shall we say, more than a little obsessed by price tags.

I should disclose that this person was just an acquaintance, because I don’t believe he could actually befriend someone for more than 15 minutes without delving into how much he paid for any number of select items.   So socially, we kept our distance.

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