What Would Chely Do?
by Chely Sizemore
Britney writes: Dear Chely, I’ve been going out with this boy for a while, and I’m beginning to think he only dates me because of my truck. Sometimes I feel like it would be okay with him if I just stayed home.
Dear Britney: Every girl has faced something like this. When I was about your age, I got a brand new bass boat, and the boys came out of the woodwork wanting to go fishing. Then I realized they didn’t care about fishing. They just wanted me to take them out in the boat. Boys are basically idiots, and they’re always going to want something we’ve got, whether it’s a boat, or a truck, or — well, you get the idea. Here’s a little experiment you can try: Call up your boyfriend and tell him you wrecked your truck last night. If he immediately asks if you got hurt, you’re in the clear. If he asks if you hurt the truck, you may need to upgrade to something with a little something more under the hood, if you know what I mean.
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