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Okay, I recently moved, and I had to take the first job I could find...I'm looking for something better, as I do have the capability to do more than I am doing right now, but I needed money. For anyone wondering, the job is TAco bell, I also work at Papa Murphey's take & bake to sort of try to get a 40 hour paycheck each week, it doesnt work well but I'll find something better. Anyway, onto my point. I work with this chick and she's about 17, she was b1tching about how her life is so horrible, etc. and how she's so stressed out because she has to pay her parents back for the down payment they put down on the car they bought her...I said nothing, she mentions that the car cost close to 40K, I said "HOly S**T what do you drive?!" and she goes "A 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1" I proceeded to pick my jaw up off the floor, then went outside & checked out her car, definantly sweet, and I figured, "well, its' okay she's nice and all so I wont get too envious/jelous, you know. Anyway, she tells me that the mach 1 is "In between the GT and the saleen" I said to her that I was "pretty sure" it's supposed to be a step between the GT and Cobra and she goes "Well, yes, the SVT cobra, but not the regular cobra becuase the regular cobra only has a SOHC and the SVT cobra has a DOHC" Right, like there is a non-SVT cobra, besides the cobra has had a DOHC since, what? 96??!! That's the only 4.6 that EVER has gone into the cobra!! Anyway, I didnt argue (I really dont want to get on her bad side) I just kind of nodded & smiled...anyway, all night she talks about how much money her family has and knocks the area I live in saying she hates our town because "The residents in our neighborhood think they're ritch but they're not as ritch as her family and such" now, I'm not rich, It's not even my house I live with my parents....yeah I know lame, but it's about the only way I can go to college and still work/pay my bills. Anyway, her "I'm rich & spoiled" attitude was really bothering me but not to the point of wanting ot rant about it...untill today when she said "Mexicans are only good for one thing, and that is mowing my lawn" I couldnt believe what she said, that's just out of line...I mean, we work at taco bell, with many hispanic people, I didnt say anything but it p!ssed me off to no end....man I hate it when people are handed anything they want in life...I've always had to work my @$$ off for what I want, and if I've gotten any type of "Free ride" it's always been a bad deal...or come at the cost of losing something else--example, I live with my parents, at 20, that sucks, becuase you cant just go out all night & do what you want, but there is no rent for me right now, which helps, but I dont have freedom, and have to live by somebody elses rules, anyway, I'm getting sidetracked here...I just dont understand people like this, there's a certain level of pride looking around at your few possesions and being able to say "yeah, I made that happen" It's like my focus...it's not the car I want, but I got that loan, on my own...and I make the payments, that makes me feel good. I just wish there wherent so many un-appreciative people around. Thanks for letting me rant and sorry for this being such a long post!!

thanks, seriously.

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Sounds like 50% of the kids in this area of Bucks County. You learn to get used to their warped sense of perception.
 

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I know the type. Reminds me a lot of high school actually. The ***** that lived next door to me was exactly like you described. She got what she deserved, she is now a "rental representative" at the local Ford dealership and has been for several years(she's 33 now). I'm sure that's a real high paying gig LOL. Anyone that shallow will never get anywhere, so don't sweat it. Keep that in mind and I bet the ***** acting so ignorant won't bother you anymore.
 

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Heh, that's life. I am in college too, and a student here has a new Hummer H2. I'm jealous that my parents never helped me out, but then again, I cannot do anything about it. My roommate is even worse. His parents have given him about $20,000 over the past year to buy a 5.0 Triple Black Mustang GT Convertible and Supercharge it and put a new Tremec TKO in it, and so many other things but I cannot say anything about it. Oh well... ;) Just take it easy buddy, you'll be able to buy her one day.
 

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I feel the same way. But If I was a parent I would want to help out my kid to a certain extent. For instance, I bought my bro a 94 laser red GT for his graduation. I have done nothing better in my life than give him that car. That car has beneifited him in way more ways than one. It was a great feeling and I would do it again.
 

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So that girl think We Mexicans are only good for mowing rich people's lawn?:rolleyes: Well, hell yes we are good at that and construction, and working under conditions most of other guys won't even stand. Her comment really didn't bother me at all, I hate it when people stereotype other races, not all mexicans are "lawn-mowers" some of them are fighting for this country just as your full-blooded american counterparts. It would be "ironic" if her car were to break in the middle of nowhere and a "greasy- smelly mexican" were the only person to help her.....:rolleyes:
 

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I hate the rich people that are stuck up. But there are some that are pretty cool. I live near Wellington, Fl and there are plenty of rich kids. My brother's freind Jason has everything. I mean like 20 motor cycles and 4 cars. But he isn't stuck up. He is just a normal guy who actually does stuff to his cars instead of just dream. Some of you may have heard of his dad's company. "Bell Tech" suspension systems.
 

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SyriusCougar95 said:
So that girl think We Mexicans are only good for mowing rich people's lawn?:rolleyes: Well, hell yes we are good at that and construction, and working under conditions most of other guys won't even stand. Her comment really didn't bother me at all, I hate it when people stereotype other races, not all mexicans are "lawn-mowers" some of them are fighting for this country just as your full-blooded american counterparts. It would be "ironic" if her car were to break in the middle of nowhere and a "greasy- smelly mexican" were the only person to help her.....:rolleyes:


Amen! Ya'll Mexicans are some hard working SOB's!

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i know exactly what you all mean....this guy , well should say kid, that goes to my college, drives a 5 series BMW 2002, he's 18, and gets 1000 dollar a month allowance...WTF, must be nice all i got to say
 

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i know exactly what you all mean....this guy , well should say kid, that goes to my college, drives a 5 series BMW 2002, he's 18, and gets 1000 dollar a month allowance...WTF, must be nice all i got to say
Allowance? WTF... I havent gotten an allowance since i was like 10... that's a steaming pile of horse dookie.

Anyway....

Earl, don't sweat it man... it's probably just a car to her... and she can trash it..and she wont care....which in itself is sad.

A girl in my high school...she went through 3 Mustang Convertibles (v6)...2 accidents were her fault...and she just kept asking daddy for another Mustang. Never cared for the cars...just 'oh, time for a different color.'

I believe cars have souls....they have temperments....to me...my car is family...I love my girlfriend...I love my pet Cockatiel...and I love my car... I couldn't survive without any of them. I'm sure you're the same way.

I'm still in school as well....and you know what, when I graduate and (hopefully) get a good job, I'll be able to buy that Trans-Am that I've been dreaming of (yeah, I know...it's not a Ford...I don't care....it's my choice). When that day comes, I will be able to say that MY hard work got me that car, not 'oh, mom, dad, I want THAT one..."

So, after all my worthless dribble.....all I really have to say is ignore it. Just hope and pray that she doesnt do anything stupid, like drive beyond her abilities, and kill other people, or herself...


The last statement was not about women drivers. One of my friends has an '02 GT and she drives like no other... So please, don't get bent out of shape. The girl Earl is speaking of doesn't seem like she's one of the 'performance' minded girls I've met and seen drive. Put a high powered car in the hands of someone that doesnt know what they're doing...and bad things happen....
 

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Some rich kids can be really cool, but it usually depends on the parents. I have a friend who's father is probably a millionare. When he turned 16, his dad bought him a brand new car....an Escort. He wanted his son to be comfortable and not have to worry about repairs, but not spoil him by giving him a really nice car.

Now he's going to college, and he doesn't pay tuition, food or rent, but he has to pay for everything else (utilities, gas, and anything optional including plane tickets home for holidays) himself. I'm all for parents helping their kids, but many just don't know when helping becomes spoiling.
 

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It annoys me too...a little.

One kid at my school has a couple of Z28s as well as his daily driver a C4 Vette.

Another drives a Navi most of the time, also drives a 3-series and Audi A4.

Yet another drives an Audi allroad twin turbo V6 as well as a Mini Cooper S.

And they are all cocky.


It doesn't bother me too much though. I know that I worked for what I have. And I really wouldn't want anything else right now save for a newer Bird/Cat or a Mark.
 

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Just look at it this way: the people that have to work the hardest for their money and their living are usually the ones who end up KEEPING their money in the end and are usually the better people for it. Sure, you're getting crap from the rich kids, but remember that their PARENTS are probably the ones who worked hard to get all of that money. I know a few "rich kids" and every one of their parents started out as poor as I am right now. A lot of the time parents who had to work hard for their own money don't really realize what kind of lessons "climbing the ladder" taught them, so when they have kids and they're growing up, all Mommy and Daddy remember is "how hard it was" so they try to give junior every thing he or she wants.

The TRULY lucky kids are the ones whose parents give them as many opportunities to WORK and LEARN as possible.
 

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The parking lot at my school is like a car show. Just to mention a few. 1 360R Roush, 2 S2000's, a Navigator, an Expedition on bags, an F-150 on bags, and a few rice burnin Hondas that probably got 10-15 G's in them.
 

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The parking lot at my school is like a car show. Just to mention a few. 1 360R Roush, 2 S2000's, a Navigator, an Expedition on bags, an F-150 on bags, and a few rice burnin Hondas that probably got 10-15 G's in them.
Where do you go to school? Miami?
 

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Palm Beach Gardens High School. All those cars I see them every day. I took a ride in the Roush and its amazing. Supercharged 4.6, six speed, 12.3 quarter mile. Ask Timb, he live a few minutes from the school. Damn rich kids get everything in life. Any way this kid Jason I was talking about has a 2002 Lexus RX300. 22's, air bags, chameleon paint job, 4 15's. He came to my house the first day ho got the sound system. Turned it all the way up and blew out the rear window. Ever since he has gotten chassis braces and lexan windows. Like I said damn rich kids.
 

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I was born in Palm Beach Gardens. I lived in Lake Park for a while, back in the day. My cousin may have gone to school there too. I'm not too sure. But you're right about those cars, everytime I head down that way I am amazed. Miami too. It's sick. I went to Barnes and Noble earlier tonight, saw a Honda S2000, Nissan 350Z, Nissan 300ZX, and a few ricers. A couple weeks ago I saw a turbo Supra there. I wish I were out of college already.
 
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