What have I done wrong with my life?

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    Jul 10, 2013 11:30 PM GMT
    I happened to be next door to my attorney's office today, when I saw a car transporter truck stop in the middle of the street, in the turn lane. The driver started to offload a gorgeous Aston Martin DB9 V-12 convertible.

    Curious, I went outside, and wondered if it was for my attorney. Sure enough the driver got in the car and swung it around to park on the curb in front of the law office, and then went inside.

    My attorney came out to check things out, and when he was done, I walked up to him. Sure enough it was his new car, and I congratulated him and shook his hand on his new acquisition.

    And later had to reflect, what have I done wrong with my life? This guy is gay, too, but much younger than me, and he's driving a V-12 Aston Martin. Ah, well, they always said you could never get rich in the Army. icon_sad.gif

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    Jul 11, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    I think if one of your goals was to have an Aston..
    You probably would have a long time ago.. icon_cool.gif

  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 11, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
    Picked up my son at the Fort Lauderdale airport to drive to our place in Islamorada. Got lost and was driving past an Aston Martin dealership in south Miami. Stopped to look. My son offered that if I would buy the DB9 convertible, I could leave it to him in my will and deduct the value from his share of the inheritance. Thus, it would be of no additional cost to me and I would have use of it in the interim. Clearly a win-win arrangement. I'm still trying to figure out where the flaw in the logic is...
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    Jul 11, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    I don't get the point of this post. Are you regretting your military career because your pension doesn't pay enough to get an Aston Martin? Or do you want the lawyer as a boyfriend?

    Just get a Ford Fusion. Looks the same, but much much cheaper and comes with 4 doors. icon_biggrin.gif

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  • HottJoe

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    Jul 11, 2013 5:32 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidPicked up my son at the Fort Lauderdale airport to drive to our place in Islamorada. Got lost and was driving past an Aston Martin dealership in south Miami. Stopped to look. My son offered that if I would buy the DB9 convertible, I could leave it to him in my will and deduct the value from his share of the inheritance. Thus, it would be of no additional cost to me and I would have use of it in the interim. Clearly a win-win arrangement. I'm still trying to figure out where the flaw in the logic is...

    Uum, don't they depreciate in value the minute you drive them off the lot..... Or does it work differently once you're in that league? Also, aren't you planning on living for awhile longer?

    So confused.

    @Art, really?

    I've never been into cars, or cared about luxury things. That's the main reason I ignore high fashion. I don't think I'd care that much about stuff like that even if I did have money. I like literature, and pretty pictures, but I'm just not into high ticket things. Even food and wine does very little for me. I think if not being able to afford things like that makes you unhappy then you have to look on the bright side. You were in the army, and your experiences are more interesting than a trust fund. Most people on earth live in huts. They think you're a Rich American, and that feels..... Empty. Money is the root of all evil. Why let it make you question yourself?

    I guess if you are rich, the best thing you can do is spend it and give it away, or invest in green energy... I mean most rich people are republicans, and trickle down economics only works if you spend it.
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    Jul 11, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Destinharbor saidPicked up my son at the Fort Lauderdale airport to drive to our place in Islamorada. Got lost and was driving past an Aston Martin dealership in south Miami. Stopped to look. My son offered that if I would buy the DB9 convertible, I could leave it to him in my will and deduct the value from his share of the inheritance. Thus, it would be of no additional cost to me and I would have use of it in the interim. Clearly a win-win arrangement. I'm still trying to figure out where the flaw in the logic is...

    Uum, don't they depreciate in value the minute you drive them off the lot..... Or does it work differently once you're in that league? Also, aren't you planning on living for awhile longer?

    So confused.

    @Art, really?

    I've never been into cars, or cared about luxury things. That's the main reason I ignore high fashion. I don't think I'd care that much about stuff like that even if I did have money. I like literature, and pretty pictures, but I'm just not into high ticket things. Even food and wine does very little for me. I think if not being afford things like that makes you unhappy then you have to look on the bright side. You were in the army, and your experiences are more interesting than a trust fund. Most people on earth live in huts. They think you're a Rich American, and that feels..... Empty. Money is the root of all evil. Why let it make you question yourself?

    I guess if you are rich, the best thing you can do is spend it and give it away, or invest in green energy... I mean most rich people are republicans, and trickle down economics only works if you spend it.


    This posting of yours does well to summarize your individual values, it would have taken me hours to construct an idea of such things about you. And while I disagree on a few statements in that posting of yours, which I care not to mention, you may be one of the few half naked men here, that I can truly respect. But let's see if such a thing holds true once I take to time to truly understand you.
  • onefortified

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    Jul 11, 2013 6:00 AM GMT
    What's his number? icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 11, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
    Art...middle life is great for reflection, huh?
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    Jul 11, 2013 7:15 AM GMT
    Money and luxury goods ain't worth shit
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    Jul 11, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
    gayinterest saidMoney and luxury goods ain't worth shit


    This is my response to that comment:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqDtf1aw818
  • madsexy

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    Jul 11, 2013 12:34 PM GMT
    My parents helped me through school, but otherwise I've worked for everything I've got materially now, and now I can also start helping others a little as well as helping myself. I also have learned that many things are down to choice, how you spend, what you buy. For me right now that's my condo I bought as a foreclosure, wrecked, and have been fixing it up myself (almost there, after 6+ months!) because that was the choice if I wanted to stretch and buy that house. But when I see people with something nicer that I'd like, I think "Well, Mads, you just have to work harder!"
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    Jul 11, 2013 1:30 PM GMT
    What have I done wrong with my life?

    Desire for luxuries? or less self-satisfaction? icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 11, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    You guys have absolutely no sense of humor. What a dark world you live in. There are such things as luxuries that are just, plain, wonderful. If your anger that you don't have them is so high that you can't even enjoy Art's poking fun at himself, then you are doomed to a sad, poor existence. And I'm not talking about things that involve money.
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    Jul 11, 2013 2:56 PM GMT
    my boss has one
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 11, 2013 2:58 PM GMT
    Enjoyed that Bob, nice looking car!

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  • FitGwynedd

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    Jul 11, 2013 3:18 PM GMT
    What a shallow post
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 11, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    It's a fucking car. Why are people so stupid over something like a car? It is just transportation to get you from here to there. And why do people feel it is necessary to flaunt their money to everyone, by buying things they know that others cannot afford? Is this really what their lives are about, "look at me and what I have, I am better than you." And the response to that I say is "Big fucking deal, no you are not better than me. And need I remind you that you were stupid enough to buy a car that just drop by a third of its value when they unloaded it off the truck." I'm not impressed by peoples things. As a matter of fact, I find braggers extremely annoying. No one cares that they have more and it won't get them any points with me.
  • Angelix90

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    Jul 11, 2013 3:30 PM GMT
    It is a good thing to have a goal whether your goal is to be able to afford a sport car, condo or travel around the world in business class. It is nothing wrong to be materialistic in this modern age. I always wanted an Audi Spyder and in order to achieve that, I must either win a lottery or work my way to it.
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    Jul 11, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
    If I were to take Art's post as seriously as most of the rest of you, I'd have this practical response:

    If driving an Aston Martin is on your bucket list, instead of spending money on a cruise or a week in a gay guesthouse go to Miami and rent one for the weekend for about $2,000!

    http://www.gothamdreamcars.com/exotic-car-rental/miami/aston-martin-vantage-roadster
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    Jul 11, 2013 3:36 PM GMT
    Is this seriously a car you've been thinking about for awhile? I have found that if I wanted something badly enough, I worked my ass off and eventually made that goal happen. If this isn't just a passing thought, and you really want an Aston Martin, why not study the EBay pages and find a good deal on a previously owned Aston? For instance, right now there is a 2006 DB9 right there in Sarasota, FL. The mileage and description / color / pics all look good. The current bid: $52,200. There are others - plenty of them to peruse. Check them out. If this is what you're been dreaming of and you want one badly enough, you'll find a way to get one. It doesn't have to be a brand new one.
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    Jul 11, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    I'm not entirely playing into the show-off/ snob/ braggart perspectives..

    ..I'm sure some of us know down to earth hard working people that have an expensive car.
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    Jul 11, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    Karma's a bitch. icon_lol.gif
  • BillandChuck

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    Jul 11, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    Anocxu saidI'm not entirely playing into the show-off/ snob/ braggart perspectives..

    ..I'm sure some of us know down to earth hard working people that have an expensive car.

    SO agree with this. Seems rather the other way around, like jealousy and bitterness contributing to those negative judgments. Like everything else in life, there are SOME assholes but mostly good people (who have worked hard, earned, achieved and enjoy their successes without rancor to anyone else).
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    Jul 11, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    This seems out of character for the OP, based on all the posts of his I've read.

    A car is a necessary evil to me. I hate everything about them. I liked the post about renting one. You can rent Louis Vuitton handbags, too. Thank goodness for ebay and Craigslist!
  • BillandChuck

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    Jul 11, 2013 4:02 PM GMT
    darius30 saidThis seems out of character for the OP, based on all the posts of his I've read.

    A car is a necessary evil to me. I hate everything about them. I liked the post about renting one. You can rent Louis Vuitton handbags, too. Thank goodness for ebay and Craigslist!

    You can rent Louis Vuitton bags? WTH has this world come to? Now THOSE are truly indicative of ostentatious assholes! icon_lol.gif