Originally posted by transio
So what exactly is the complaint here?
I think anyone with anything close to a complaint is dancing around the point, mincing words as not to offend anyone. FWIW, compared to other boards I frequent, Elisetalk is exceedingly polite -- possibly to the point where otherwise healthy debate is being avoided. (Not in the case of this "issue," but in other matters that could benefit from more poking and prodding.)
I think this is what people want
to write, but aren't:
- "Chris didn't deserve the first car. I did. If I had an Elise -- any Elise, the first or the 100th -- I'd cherish it forever. If you like motorcycles so much, why don't you marry one."
- "Perhaps, son, you should have thought
about the realities of owning an expensive car before you got yourself in this mess." (To be read in the voice of Hugh Beaumont.)
I'll close by saying that I think it's rather absurd that a single individual's financial situation has become a matter of public debate. But that's the Internet for you. These so-called virtual communities have downsides as well. As for my take on the situation, I'm disillusioned that Chris is selling the car -- I'd like to live in a world where cars are more important that motorcycles -- but I give him props for finagling six-seven months of what I'm sure is glorious Elise ownership. All for a very small rental fee, when all is said and done.