Wednesday, October 11, 2006


On my way out of the Presidio this morning, I passed a guy driving an extremely fancy Bentley automobile. It occurred to me that you probably have to be a huge asshole to think that owning a car like that is a good idea.

To wit: I posit that the hassle of owning such a car is probably tremendous; you have to worry about parking in a part of town where some dudes might steal it, plus you have to think constantly about driving carefully so you don't scratch it, and this is entirely aside from the "worrying about accidents" factor, since accidents (by definition) are completely beyond your conscious control. That's a lot of hassle.

It seems to me that the #1 reason to overcome that hassle is to flaunt your fancy car to the peasants. The only other reason I can think of is that it might be your only car, but really, how likely is that. Not, is what I'm thinking.