How does one deal politely - yet firmly - with someone who tells you what you "need"?

How does one deal with prodding people who always tell you that you "need" a bigger car, bigger this, bigger that? Our family car seats 4 people comfortably and we don't care for "big" things. We are happy with what we have, not what society and television commercials tell us we "need".

Asked By: The ~Muffin~ Man - 1/9/2007
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I think you should thank them for their input and point out that as you're an adult, you're quite capable of making your own decisions, to suit the lifestyle that you are leading and/or want. You could say this calmly and respectfully, and then change the subject - talk about the kids, or the job, for example... More
Answered By: vdrt - 1/9/2007
Additional Answers (8)
be like "s**u!"
Answered By: radiokiller - 1/9/2007
Say thank you Jesus!
Answered By: RAYMOND K - 1/9/2007
"Thanks for your input."
Answered By: drshorty - 1/9/2007
I can't stand when people interfere and try to tell you what you "need". Only one person knows whats best for you/your family and that's you. I mean society soschmeity. Everything is constantly getting bigger and one can afford to keep up. I say if your comfortable with what you have, thats all that... More
Answered By: maldizzle07 - 1/9/2007
Answered By: bev - 1/9/2007
If you're talking about the media telling you want you need the answer is very simple.....don't pay attention, people do it everyday. If you're talking about people in your simply say "we have what we need and we're happy but thanks for the input"....try it it works very well.
Answered By: daljack - 1/9/2007
Stare blankly (and coldly) and ask, "Why on earth would you say something like that?" Make sure they realize they have crossed the boundaries of polite society into taking on your business dear. Stick to your values!
Answered By: swarr2001 - 1/9/2007
I'd invite them to buy it for me. If they feel I need ot so bad, then they should be willing to buy it for me. :)
Answered By: ericcartmanismylovechild - 1/9/2007
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