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    Idiotic? You tell me...

    I'm not 100 percent sure about this because I don't speak with these people, but here's the set-up:

    The neighbors across the road from our place - the people with the teenaged kid who played the loud rap music, for those who recall my previous rant - appear to have purchased for this same kid a new or nearly new Mazda RX-8.

    This kid is 16-17 years old; he doesn't work - and even if he did work, I doubt very much he could afford to buy or even insure an RX-8. (The car costs about $26k to start; a policy on an RX-8 for a kid under 21 has got to be at least $2,000 per year. Maybe more.)

    But thar she blows; it's parked right outside their double-wide. Did I mention the double-wide has had a window boarded up with OSB for the past two years? There is apparently money for a $26,495 (base price) sports car for a pinhead 16-17 year old kid, But not for a $150 window.

    White Trash Economics 101.

    Like religion, this is something I just can't compute. Giving a kid that age a high-dollar, high-performance sports car is ramping up the odds he'll be dead before he makes 21 by 50 percent or more. And (my opinion) it also instills a fucked-up message about priorities, the relationship between work and possessions, valuing things because you had to earn them vs. having them handed to you, etc.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Giving a kid that age a high-dollar, high-performance sports car is ramping up the odds he'll be dead before he makes 21 by 50 percent or more.

    Thoughts?
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    Maybe it's stolen? Someone who can't save $6.25 a month for a new window, surely can't afford a new RX-8. Maybe they didn't like the view? The RX-8 is rotary right? Doesn't even seem like a car that a white trash wanna-be ghetto thug would want.

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