"Sour Graping" have to done it lately?
November 2, 2009 5:17pm CST
I had to apply this concept with my son. As his bike broke-off several weeks ago, my son really wanted to have a new one. As we goes to the mall last weekend, he sees a really pretty bike and wanted to me to buy it in replacement for his old one. Its very nice indeed but as I checked the price, damn its trice the cost of his original one. And at that moment, I knew I had to apply the "sour graping concept". I tell him that the bike would not last long and that the built is ugly and all other stuffs just to make him believe that its not worth having it. The last thing I said that if I will fix his broken bike, it would look as new and better that the new one. Now I had to buy a spare parts and had it fixed as promised. He's looking forward to riding it over the weekend. Have you ever experienced "sour graping" for something you cannot have?
• United States
3 Nov 09
Yes I have experienced "sour graping" for something I cannot have. First would be a game system that cost to much. The system was A PS3 My father would tell me "Why would I need when you already have a game system(PS2). I thought you are happy with the PS2." The last thing he told me was "You have always enjoy the games you have bought, so why don't you wait until the price goes down for the PS3." I guess I would wait for the perfect time till the price goes down. My father would never stop thinking of a good reason why I shouldn't get the system.