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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How the Joneses live, I guess.

I am ALL about capitalism.

And I really don't have much problem with "Conspicuous Consumption," if it's not hurting me.

But to listen to the radio, apparently there's quite a bit of percentage in marketing Lexuses (Lexi?) as Christmas gifts.


Really? Really?!?

Well, the profits on selling $60k cars are at least sufficient to pay for radio spots, I guess, so... enjoy paying for that. I'll wave at your shiny new red-bow-adorned sedan from my 12 year old beater Civic as I drive by. . .

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At Wednesday, November 28, 2007 10:59:00 AM, Blogger Tam said...

I still have the hardest time picturing you in a Civic.

I mean, I hear enough wisecracks every time I unfold myself from the Nazi roller skate...

At Wednesday, November 28, 2007 10:43:00 PM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

I'm with you on all that - I'm all for people wallowing in luxury if they can do so without going into hock, but can you imagine making a multi-10's of thousands of dollars purchase without discussing it with your mate, first? Scary, that. I mean, if you've got it to spare, that's one thing, but, heck, I know some very wealthy people who drive mere Chevrolets and Olds. Something to be said for humility, too. All I know is I chose my Hyundai over a status car that got pitiful mileage and cost twice as much, and I couldn't be happier. Matter of fact, this may be my last brand-new-brand-new car ever. Ain't worf it.

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 7:06:00 AM, Blogger CrankyProf said...

What, no pressed ham? (Although the amount of windex it would take to rectify THAT situation...)

I really don't understand the giving of CARS as presents. Aside from the fact that I will never, in a million lifetimes, have the money for that kind of gifting -- and if I did, I'd tithe, or something. Besides, isn't half the fun picking out your own add-ons?

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:21:00 PM, Blogger Hammer said...

I never really understood giving new luxury cars as presents.

I'm always thinking of the follow up commercial where the wife has to work double overtime to pay for her new Lexus car payment.

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:26:00 PM, Anonymous KCSteve said...

It's just a larger version of giving someone a cellphone as a gift.

Ah yes, nothing says "I'm thinking of you!" like committing someone to 2 years (or more) of payments.

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 3:24:00 PM, Blogger Ambulance Driver said...

Dude, how do you fold and unfold yourself from a Honda Civic?

I have a hard time doing it, and you've got at least a coupla inches in height on me.

What are you, Gumby?

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 7:30:00 PM, Blogger kateykakes said...

I could never justify spending that much money on a car.

I'm happy w/ my 8-yo Taurus. It was FREE and I get it fixed for FREE. I've had it for two years and haven't had any major problems with it (knock wood!).

My next door neighbors packed up and were moving to Texas, and my ex-h bought the car. Right at that time, my ancient (1990) Pontiac 6000 had just died. My ex was going to sell the Taurus, but he gave it to me because my car died.

If it's free, it's for me!


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