He had the money to by one, but...
So, I am stopped at a red light waiting to get onto Rte. 22 in Scarsdale, NY near Trader Joe’s when it happened. A southbound new looking A7 (how old can an A7 look?) that was turning right to get into Trader Joe’s crunches his right front tire into the curb, leaving big gashes and scratches on the wheel and tire. The impact shook the whole car.
No reaction whatever from the 80+ year old driver who then proceeded to drive straight at me, squinitng as he went, even though I was well within the bounds of my lane markings, stopped motionless. I tooted the horn, so he jerked to the right, allowing his right rear wheel to hit the same curb. Still, no reaction, just a stony gaze and on he goes into the Trader Joe’s lot. He parked and walked toward the store without so much as shooting a glance at the battered right side of his car.
It reminded me of an idea I had when I was in my 20’s (I will be 72 next month): let kids fresh out of college sign a contract that they get the maximum pay for the job they land for 10 years without having to work, they then agree to work until they die. In our system people who are young enough to enjoy a lot of life’s fruits don’t have the money or time to do so. By time they do have some bucks and the time (like the driver I am talking about here) they may not have the mind or body to really enjoy the goodies they can then afford.
Anyway, I felt bad for the A7 and wondered what a driver like that perceives as he is driving a fine $70,000 + car like the A7. Anything, or is it all just like sitting in the recliner at home?
Last edited by irenesbob; 01-08-2014 at 01:10 PM.