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Old 03-29-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Still no compelling reason to live there.

 
Old 03-29-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Go back to my first post in this thread, top of page 5. I was supporting the Bay Area.
Never said you weren't, it was clearly a reference to posts you make outside of this thread. Still doesn't change the fact you're getting very defensive with the Ozark comparison.
 
Old 03-29-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Still no compelling reason to live there.
A whole lot of people prefer the rural lifestyle.
 
Old 03-29-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'm sure they do.
 
Old 03-29-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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IMO, at least in Silicon Valley, folks with the dough aren't necessarily as much into the bling cars as they are in SoCal. You will find lots of high-worth tech folks driving Priuses and other rather ordinary cars.
You got that right. The most popular cars in our company parking lot are the Prius (for sure), and then maybe the Leaf, and then the BMW 3-series. My boss's boss made $26M last year and he drives an old POS Lexus that I'd be embarrassed to drive.

Folks that live in the Las Vegas neighborhood where we have a vacation home probably make less than 1/4th what they make in my neighborhood here, but they drive cars that on average are far newer and cost at least 2x as much. Spending a large percentage of your income on a car seems inversely related to educational attainment.

People in Houston say the same thing about people in Dallas. Many more expensive cars seen in Dallas, despite Houston having more millionaires and higher per-capita income.
 
Old 03-29-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: 406
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I've long had a strange love-affair with the SF Bay area, even though I would never consider residing there (urban politics just don't sit well with me in the long-term). To put it somewhat vaguely, the SFBA just has a certain atmosphere--or "pace," if you will--that isn't matched by any other urban setting that I've experienced.

And yeah, the yuppy classes of SF proper, Marin County, etc. are what lots of people would term "materialistic," but that's not opposed to the yuppy classes of really any urban metropolis.

Besides, "materialism" is an increasingly subjective concept if you ask me...
 
Old 03-29-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I was at the 7-11 in Dimond yesterday and I was standing in line behind this stunningly beautiful girl(early 20s) and she was dressed to the nines, holding a ten thousand dollar handbag, wearing at least 50 thousand dollars on her fingers and wrists, hair and weave just fabulous, bragging loudly on the phone to someone about some party she was at with Kim Kardashian(I kid u not) ...I cringed not because of the materialism but the gum smacking, name dropping boasting-obviously a cry for help.

But thats not the most embarrassing part.

Then she says 'The Range Rover parked next to mine is aighht but aint got rims' and she starts laughing into the phone. RIGHT THEN, this tow truck come out of nowhere and swoops on her Range Rover. A guy gets out, starts writing something on a clipboard and she drops everything and runs out of the store hysterical, swagger all gone(lol). So I pay for my stuff and walk out to hear her screaming at the Repo man to lower her car...it was quite a spectacle.

Ironically the Range Rover she put down because it didnt have fancy rims was the car I was driving. My dad's. If I dont take it out it will sit in the garage for weeks on end cause he prefers his Ford truck. Hes not as hoity-toity as me.
 
Old 03-29-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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I need a picture to be sure you are appropriately describing stunning beauty.
 
Old 03-29-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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I was at the 7-11 in Dimond yesterday and I was standing in line behind this stunningly beautiful girl(early 20s) and she was dressed to the nines, holding a ten thousand dollar handbag, wearing at least 50 thousand dollars on her fingers and wrists, hair and weave just fabulous, bragging loudly on the phone to someone about some party she was at with Kim Kardashian(I kid u not) ...I cringed not because of the materialism but the gum smacking, name dropping boasting-obviously a cry for help.

But thats not the most embarrassing part.

Then she says 'The Range Rover parked next to mine is aighht but aint got rims' and she starts laughing into the phone. RIGHT THEN, this tow truck come out of nowhere and swoops on her Range Rover. A guy gets out, starts writing something on a clipboard and she drops everything and runs out of the store hysterical, swagger all gone(lol). So I pay for my stuff and walk out to hear her screaming at the Repo man to lower her car...it was quite a spectacle.

Ironically the Range Rover she put down because it didnt have fancy rims was the car I was driving. My dad's. If I dont take it out it will sit in the garage for weeks on end cause he prefers his Ford truck. Hes not as hoity-toity as me.
Oh, the experience to see that happen was priceless (pun intended)!
 
Old 03-29-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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You got that right. The most popular cars in our company parking lot are the Prius (for sure), and then maybe the Leaf, and then the BMW 3-series. My boss's boss made $26M last year and he drives an old POS Lexus that I'd be embarrassed to drive.

.
i don't think it would be surprising to have a daily driver and a more expensive sports car for evening and weekend use.

i rarely drive my sports car to work.
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