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post #1381 of 12671
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That's racist!

yes... against the "race" of millionaire assholes who lack the knowledge, taste, interest, whatever to spend huge amounts on things actually worthwhile smile.gif
post #1382 of 12671
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Isn't it possible that his daddy owns it?
This topic reminds me of when I bought my new Porsche. My stepdaughter, who was 22 at the time, would borrow it and say she either got intense reactions of envy or hate from people. She said she could see people mouth the words "Bitch" or "wow/hey".

From my experience the police, especially motorcycle cops hate young people in expensive cars, I just loved being pulled over and having my car searched, just because I was young with a nice car.

I once spend 1 1/2 hour at a boarder control, while customs searched my car with dogs etc., as I looked nervous when they stopped me (it 5c and I was wearing a polo, so I was shacking as I was freezing my ass of.)

People also love to making parking dents in nice cars and then piss of with out leaving a note. censored.gif

The only positive people are girls aka. gold diggers and other car guys.
post #1383 of 12671
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

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...and here we go.
I assume, then, that all of your stories about other people include their race, just to be thorough?
My point is simple: I don't think you guys are bigots, or at least you don't intend to be, but I didn't see any need to talk about the kid's race. Moreover, I thought it was weird that the first guess FF had for his job was "criminal."
Anyhow, I shouldn't have said anything. I really don't have any desire to the arbiter of what's racist and what's not; I simply found the whole exchange to be odd.
Fair enough, you clearly had an experience that colors the way you view these things, and that does not appear to be tied to race.
I understand why he wondered how someone, anyone, could afford such things. Again, I just thought it was weird that he felt the need to specify the guy's race, given he's never done that before, and FF's comment on it seemed to compound it.

Seems relevant in this case; a young black man in his early 20's with his pants hanging off his ass and a sideways hat and big sweatshirt sounds like a typical urbanite, a young white man in his early 20's with his pants hanging off his ass and a sideways hat and big sweatshirt sounds like a typical sub-urbanite. See big difference.

FTFY
post #1384 of 12671
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Very possible. This young girl in the town I grew up got a Maserati for her first car. I thought it was awesome. She had huge boobs that I wanted to touch. Her dad probably bought them for her too.

Sounds like Boca. There was a brunette at my school with a Quattroporte and what looked like more silicon than all my electronics combined.

A semi-distant cousin of mine who is really well off (and whose everyday car is a Bentley) bought his eldest son a pre-owned VW GTI for his first car. Why? So he wouldn't be spoiled into thinking that everything in life comes free from above. My cousin is a self-made man, so he wants to teach his kids the value of money.
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I personally don't understand the whole idea of the rich man not getting the son a nice car. It's a thought that the commoner likes to say to themselves, and when he hears it makes him feel like a better parent. I mean, one can be taught the value of money and still be given a nice car. If you have the money, why wouldn't you want your kid to have a nice car? If your kid is a good person, respectable, has a job, does well in school at this point in their life I think that is all that is asked of them and they deserve a nice car if dad (or mom) has the means. Giving an expensive vehicle to a dickhead is something else entirely.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

FTFY

How is that different from what I said?
post #1387 of 12671
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

FTFY

How is that different from what I said?

It's far funnier.
post #1388 of 12671
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I personally don't understand the whole idea of the rich man not getting the son a nice car. It's a thought that the commoner likes to say to themselves, and when he hears it makes him feel like a better parent. I mean, one can be taught the value of money and still be given a nice car. If you have the money, why wouldn't you want your kid to have a nice car? If your kid is a good person, respectable, has a job, does well in school at this point in their life I think that is all that is asked of them and they deserve a nice car if dad (or mom) has the means. Giving an expensive vehicle to a dickhead is something else entirely.


I went to HS in princeton NJ. Most of the kids at our public school were either from out of town, the few poor residents of princeton, or the rich kids who, despite their family's connections and money, couldn't be bought into private schools.

 

I'm not saying all the kids whose parent's had money to buy them nice cars were morons who crashed/destroyed/didn't take care of them, but there were definitely enough who didn't seem like spoiled little shits then proceeded to crash/destroy/mutilate their brand new lexus/beamer/merc that if I had a seemingly well adjusted kid they'd be getting the same thing my father gave me for my first car: nothing.

 

Myself and the other kids who had to buy junkers (or one kid who actually rebuilt a corsair from a chassis he picked up at the junkyard) tended to take much better care of our rides, and mine was in perfect working order when I gave my shitty little corolla to my mother and got an old, used subaru, which I'm still driving and maintaining eight years later with nothing but some minor cosmetic damage, cosmetics never really having been subaru's strongpoint anyway.

post #1389 of 12671
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

C) Thrust fund baby, who doesn't work and therefore thinks the hypebeast look is okay for a 20 something.

^Lot of that around here.
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post

Sounds like Boca. There was a brunette at my school with a Quattroporte and what looked like more silicon than all my electronics combined.

She was sandy?
post #1390 of 12671
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

It's far funnier.

Nah, maybe on a philosophical level but douchebag is an intrinsically funny word so I believe you are incorrect.
post #1391 of 12671
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post

Sounds like Boca. There was a brunette at my school with a Quattroporte and what looked like more silicon than all my electronics combined.
A semi-distant cousin of mine who is really well off (and whose everyday car is a Bentley) bought his eldest son a pre-owned VW GTI for his first car. Why? So he wouldn't be spoiled into thinking that everything in life comes free from above. My cousin is a self-made man, so he wants to teach his kids the value of money.

the VW is not a bad car at all.. maybe he should have given him a '83 Chevy Caprice to really make the point. He's rich after all so he can afford it, then ultimately he could park it out back of the stables or polo field and use it for target practice!
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post #1392 of 12671
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

the VW is not a bad car at all.. maybe he should have given him a '83 Chevy Caprice to really make the point. He's rich after all so he can afford it, then ultimately he could park it out back of the stables or polo field and use it for target practice!
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I don't think that car would have fit in well in front of a multimillion dollar house.
post #1393 of 12671
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I personally don't understand the whole idea of the rich man not getting the son a nice car. It's a thought that the commoner likes to say to themselves, and when he hears it makes him feel like a better parent. I mean, one can be taught the value of money and still be given a nice car. If you have the money, why wouldn't you want your kid to have a nice car? If your kid is a good person, respectable, has a job, does well in school at this point in their life I think that is all that is asked of them and they deserve a nice car if dad (or mom) has the means. Giving an expensive vehicle to a dickhead is something else entirely.

There is nothing wrong with a VW GTI, even if it preowned. Also, the father is pretty practical, his other everyday car is a Chrysler minivan (it can carry his 3 sons and their stuff). Plus, its not like the sons don't get spoiled in other ways...
post #1394 of 12671
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

It's far funnier.

Nah, maybe on a philosophical level but douchebag is an intrinsically funny word so I believe you are incorrect.

Good humour relies on ideas, not funny words, so I am correct.
post #1395 of 12671
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Good humour relies on ideas, not funny words, so I am correct.

Now you're just trying to be funny.
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