[ HT The Big Picture ]
So true it hurts.
A real life example: My papa bought nothing but Chrysler all his life until about 1998. Since then all cars in the driveway are Hondas. My brother and sister both have their first 'new' cars now and they're both Hondas. I'm talking about vans (Odyssey), SUVs (Pilot), and cars (Civic). (The car I drive is a 2007 Honda Civic SI. (Because I need to rev and drive as fast as I trade.)
Another real life example: One of my friends has a Ford truck (F-250). He just IM'ed me to tell me he's driving his truck again. When oil was above $100 his truck sat as decoration in his driveway because he couldn't afford to fill it. No, he does not own a construction company. He's a soft as butter, suburbanite, cubicle monkey. I prefer to think of him as borderline retarded. He's also never buying a truck again.
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