material girl

“If you have a car like this, all you attract are total golddiggers”, I said, trying to comfort my Thai building manager, standing in front of a Ferrari in our parking lot, one of four sports cars owned by the same Army general in our building.  “Wow, if I had a car like this”, he has sighed, “many girls would want to go out with me!”

“Yeah, but you could never feel like your girlfriend really loved you for you.”,  I continued. “You would always think she liked you for your money.”

He looked at me, blinking in complete and total incomprehension of this alien concept, “wanting to be loved for yourself”.

4 Responses to “material girl”

  1. 1 Gen Kanai January 15, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    If an army general in the USA had 4 exotic sports cars, s/he would either be born of a wealthy family, or be extremely lucky/savvy in the stock market, or have won a lottery, or be doing something illegal.

    I’ll leave the reader to make the next logical jump.

  2. 2 tewson January 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    It’s obvious. Your building manager just wants a girl to go out with him, not to love him. 🙂

  3. 3 Joe Herne January 19, 2009 at 3:19 am

    It’s too bad that more people in our world do not look for true love.

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