The poor lad was feeling pleased because his friend had been able to help him by putting him in touch with a third party who could do a deal on a car. He didn't need to report that on this forum.
He wanted to show that John had in turn helped him.
This is what real friends do.....
I'm sorry, but at lot of these posts that are 'joking' are really not. There is always a twist written in so that they can be taken either way depending where the support comes from.
There are a lot of judgemental people on this forum.....'...people in glasshouses...'