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post #31 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-14-2008, 11:15 PM
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Soon enough everything we own will be made outside this country. Then maybe they'll get off my back.

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[QUOTE=sv7887;2928633]Hi All,
I have this persistent problem that I wanted to ask the board's advice on...Do you find people give you a hard time because you have a Benz?

Sam;sorry about your Dad passing away.

Your going to have to learn to defend yourself honorably.
No need to "defend" yourself or "qualify" your life's position.
That is nobody's business if your an honorable man.

Folks tell me that too.
Snide remarks. When they do ask me a question, I don't always answer
them. I just say nothing. Literally. The silence is absolutely maddening
to them. Look them dead in the face and say nothing.
Much more difficult than you can imagine.

Also; key phrases, at appropriate times will help diffuse the anger and
hostility vented at you.

Such as: "Yes, I do well"......
"God Blesses me very well thank you"...
"Thank you for noticing"...

You getting my drift?
You don't have to be nasty or act like a junk yard dog, but key phrases
can help you get out of sticky situations.
This is with LIFE. In life, sometimes a key word really helps us out.
Then the moment passes and dies.

I know folks nowadays like to attack any opposing opinion with harsh words, rhetoric and name calling.
Rise above that nonsense. It does not build up character by engaging in
a verbal fight.

I would not sell your Dad's S-Class. That's a family memory.

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Hi All,
I have this persistent problem that I wanted to ask the board's advice on...Do you find people give you a hard time because you have a Benz?

I admit I am a little young at 25 to be driving one, but it isn't like I stole it or anything. I pay for my leased E Class myself. I find that friends, neighbors and even strangers seem to want to bitch me out for having one.

They always say, "You don't need such a big car" or "Why do you drive such an expensive car?" The last person was a client (who ironically was wearing a Rolex!) who said, "Oh it must be an easy life being a consultant!" I'm not sure if 70 hrs a week and flying god knows where is "fun" but hey what's the point of money if you're not going to enjoy it. Surely a cushy executive like him must make a few times what I do, is it my fault he drives an Acura?

People have been more obnoxious after my dad's passing. He had a 2006 S430 that I bought him (He traded a very new LS430 at the time so I paid the difference) for his 61st birthday. It was his dream car and I would never sell it. Besides, the car has only 12K miles on it and is in perfect condition. Money isn't an issue for that car.

Everyone is like, "You don't need two Benzes, you should sell the S Class," "It's a waste of money." One person even told me, "You shouldn't drive that car, just keep it in the garage or People will get pissed"

It aggravates me. I don't tell people to burn their SUV's or stop shopping at their organic grocery stores!

How do you all deal with this? I normally wouldn't post something like this, but it's been getting a bit much these days.

Thanks for all your help!
Sam

Same thing here, one of my wife's uncle has been always giving me lectures that I shouldn't be driving a Benz because I'm too young for it (at 31), that it looks bad to be seen driving a Benz because people might think that I'm one of those rich spoiled brat types, that a Camry is infinitely more practical than a Benz (he drives one) and so many other crap just to say something negative about my 2 Benzes. So, what did I do? Well... I got so pissed that I got another Benz! So now I have 3 Benzes and that shut him up for good.
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you think you get shit from other people, i'm seventeen and i drive an 05 e320 CDI

i go to school everyday and park in the back of the lot so some kid with a riced out civic doesnt scratch the door

i get shit everyday from people asking why i got this car, and how much of a rich bastard i am for driving a benz

i've worked my ass off since i was 12 typing papers for my dad's business, helping him out every weekend with shop cleaning/inventory and keeping the fleet vehicles in good working order, and every summer working with him from 6AM to 9PM

and instead of complaining that i have no weekends sometimes, i go and help my dad, and he bought me this car because i finished polish school this year.

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you think you get shit from other people, i'm seventeen and i drive an 05 e320 CDI

i go to school everyday and park in the back of the lot so some kid with a riced out civic doesnt scratch the door

i get shit everyday from people asking why i got this car, and how much of a rich bastard i am for driving a benz

i've worked my ass off since i was 12 typing papers for my dad's business, helping him out every weekend with shop cleaning/inventory and keeping the fleet vehicles in good working order, and every summer working with him from 6AM to 9PM

and instead of complaining that i have no weekends sometimes, i go and help my dad, and he bought me this car because i finished polish school this year.

When I drove my benz to highschool, we had cameras in the parking lot. I didn't even worry about anything happening to her out there.

However on a side note, becareful about parking in the back of the parking lot. Sometimes people target cars that are all the way in the back. Typically low life scumbags...
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Still not seeing the hate. It's not a Hummer.

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I'm gonna use that assasin line. I was just saying that I'm a stock boy at Wal-Mart.

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Hummers get more hate these days definetley, my 05 c230 Kompressor gets 34 mpg on the highway. Its all about the ride when your drivin a benz .
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