Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday's Dispatch

  • "How does money affect your friendships?"
  • Headline I saw earlier. It, like similar ones or the topic being brought up in conversation always reminds me of a personal experience that opened my eyes. When first starting out in life there was another couple- poor like us but, also hard working with an eye to the future. We shared a house, meals to get by and social time even after we went our separate ways and found our own places. Even then we spent quite a bit of time together- at the very least all our children's and personal birthdays and even extended families we knew mutually. This all ended when they started making money- a lot of it. He literally acted like he didn't even know me when I would call or we'd see each other.
  • One of the few hurtful things that have happened to me in my life that years of time can't shake the sadness off when I'm reminded.
  • Of the literally hundreds of times I've been to Sonic in my life- I'll bet I've eaten no more than 3-5 of the peppermints they put in the bag with your order.
  • Arrogant, smug, mean and not a thinker- the first thoughts that went through my mind when I saw a file photo of a cop who recently (today is 05/01/2014) used unnecessary force on a detained person. 
  • Actually, my final thought there came out as simpleton but he was upgraded to not a thinker status.
  • I know this isn't/can't be true but I'm tempted to say- They should have seen that coming. 
  • Car writers hate the Porsche Panamera. Drivers/car buyers love 'em.
  • You couldn't force me at gunpoint into buying a Range Rover.
  • Your unsolicited car buying tip for the day: never buy a European car that is out of warranty.


Katy Anders said...

I've been to a Sonic ONCE. With my grandfather.

He asked the 300 pound waitress who came to give me my food, "Aren't you supposed to be on roller skates?"

Capt. Schmoe said...

"Your unsolicited car buying tip for the day: never buy a European car that is out of warranty"

I'd follow that up with: never buy a car that you have to take to the dealer to replace the battery.

Also, I agree with you on the Range Rover statement. I met a guy who exclusively works on Range Rogers and Land Rovers. He makes a very, very good living doing it and will not own one.

The Donald said...

Ditto on the LR/RR. A few years ago I was tempted to purchase a 2nd or 3rd gen LR Discovery. I thought I had uncovered a pleasant anomaly upon seeing that they were routinely available for under $10G.

Upon doing a bit of research, however, I realized/realised that even die-hard LR/RR devotees/defenders (OK, pun sorta intended) that the vehicles were absolute money pits. Mission aborted.

I would still entertain the thought of a G2 Isuzu Trooper or its Acura equivalent.