Saturday, March 10, 2007

Hey there... Ferrari Guy... Tone it down a notch maybe?

I decided to put in some hours at work this past Saturday. When you wake up early on a Saturday, your body needs some coffee and some food. This is an undisputed fact. So to give my body what it needed, I decided to stop at a place near work that has a Starbucks and a Bruegger's Bagels side by side.

I pulled into the parking lot and there was a beautiful Ferrari parked right near my spot. For those wondering, it was a 360 Modena Spyder. It was red the way a Ferrari should be... not yellow or purple or something else stupid. It was a very nice car. Sure you see these quite often in Orange County but they are still pretty awesome every time.

As I passed by the car, I wondered to myself if I would be able to tell who the owner was. Could I spot the guy right away or would I be unable to tell...

I was able to tell.

I spotted a gentleman sitting at a table with a friend. He had on a full blue and gold Dolce & Gabbana Track Suit, Ferrari racing shoes, and a hat that just said Prague on it.

I could taste his opulence... it was palpable.

I don't have a problem with someone spending their money. If you have it and you earned, then go ahead and spend it to your hearts content. But I don't think you need to go this route.

The D&G track suit is a little ridiculous to begin with but I can let that slide, really I can. However, the Ferrari racing shoes? Come on now... I don't think he needs to worry about his best "Bagel Run" time. He probably already had that record on lock down. I wonder if he has a significant other at home with a stopwatch waiting by the door. "Alright baby, great time! But I am going to have to ding you a few seconds because I didn't want my bagel toasted. Better luck next weekend." Is he really working on his heel-toe downshifts as he is also pondering how the barrista is going to make his grande-soy-macchiato?

Also, this guy sitting with him... maybe its his pit guy? If he gets a blow out on the way there due to his excessive speeds this guy is ready to hop out and fix that tire in 13 seconds or less. It is really an amazing team they have together, in my head.

The Prague hat really isn't a big deal at all. I often think of being in far off places myself. Though I do wonder if he wears an Irvine hat or a Newport Beach hat when he is in Prague? That would be pretty interesting.

I would like Ferrari guy to tone it down a notch. He already owns the car, the clothes, and the pit crew... I don't think he needs to slam the point home further with the racing shoes.

Maybe I am going about this the wrong way though... maybe we should dress in accordance with the vehicle we own. I drive a Ford Ranger. I think I should start utilizing the bed of the truck more. Perhaps I should also start purchasing lighter wash jeans, hiking boots, and a flannel or two... become more of a truck guy. My middle-class father drives a Ford Taurus so he is already set. The car matches his outfit, title, and station in life perfectly. A co-worker owns a Matrix, what the hell is he supposed to do? Listen to techno and wear full length black jackets well shouting about his post apocalyptic vision of the future?

You don't have to dress to the car you own. Clearly this guy wanted attention. The car should draw enough attention as it is.... he doesn't need to look like J-Lo on top of it.

Ferrari Guy, you're amp may go to 11... bring it down to a 7 please.

4 comments:

Grahammy Ham said...

Ferrari guy should eat his own diarrhea. Just because you can own a Ferrari doesn't mean you need to drive it around to the grocery store, target etc. just so people can see how big time you are. Drive it however you'd like to, but do me a favor and don't expect me to care. It is just a car. it is much sexier when you don't care that much because you have the sickest house, the hottest wife, and every other toy. for all we know, Ferrari guy is leasing.

GOLF4LIFE said...

Ferrari guy probably rents a 2 bedroom apt in the new Irvine Villas across from the spectrum. He probably has a $4200/month payment @ 12% with a 580 fico score. You know who i'm talking about. The dude that wants you to think he has the hot wife and the fat house never does.

GOLF4LIFE said...

Ferrari guy probably rents a 2 bedroom apt in the new Irvine Villas across from the spectrum. He probably has a $4200/month payment @ 12% with a 580 fico score. You know who i'm talking about. The dude that wants you to think he has the hot wife and the fat house never does.

Anonymous said...

'Ferrari guy' is probably quite happy with his life. this is one, well up on you're current sad state of affairs. All i can interpret form your sniping comments is that you're extremely jealous of this man enjoying a 'bagel' during his Sunday drive.