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ESOG

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1,237 posts

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At work today a blue Lamborghini convertible pulled up and a an older korean man got out. He came in and I greeted him. Turns out he owns a bunch of restaurants. Nice man, but didn't buy anything. No big deal.

A young boy about 11 years old was also in the store with his parents and he was so exxcited about the Lambo. The owner saw and heard his excitement. the Lambo owner was leaving and the young boy was asking his mom and dad if he can go outside and ask the man if he could sit in it. The mother obliged and by the time they got to the passenger side of the Lambo the owner was already buckled up and had it started.

I observed the mother talking to him and he shook his head no. She smiled, said thank you and walked back into my store. She told me the owner of the Lambo denied her son a chance to sit in it. Poor kid was embarassed and clearly upset. I felt bad for him.

What's your take on this? Do you think the man could have let him sit in it?

I bring this up because I remember one time when I was in my early 20's I came upon a white 95 Esprit S4 (my favorite Lotus at the time). I told the owner its my dream car and asked him if I could check it out inside. He simply replied, " [I]this[i/] is your dream car, are you kidding me?" And then he refused me to sit in it.

For the most part I've always had a good experience with owners. I've had 2 guys let me drive their Esprit and they didn't even know me!

tyrewrecker

6,419 posts

39 months

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He should Have but doesn't need to...

Monty Zoomer

1,459 posts

42 months

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Why would someone want to sit in someone else's car?

If someone came up to me and asked if they could sit in my car, I wouldn't let them, I'd think they must be some kind of weirdo.

Does ownership of a good car somehow put a person in subjection to others?

tyrewrecker

6,419 posts

39 months

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Monty Zoomer said:
Why would someone want to sit in someone else's car?

If someone came up to me and asked if they could sit in my car, I wouldn't let them, I'd think they must be some kind of weirdo.

Does ownership of a good car somehow put a person in subjection to others?
It's called being a petrol head and loving cars...

Riley Blue

7,111 posts

111 months

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He'd just asked a complete stranger if he could sit in the passenger seat of his car in which he was belted and the engine was running. Just think about that for a moment...
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Monty Zoomer

1,459 posts

42 months

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tyrewrecker said:
Monty Zoomer said:
Why would someone want to sit in someone else's car?

If someone came up to me and asked if they could sit in my car, I wouldn't let them, I'd think they must be some kind of weirdo.

Does ownership of a good car somehow put a person in subjection to others?
It's called being a petrol head and loving cars...
I love cars but I don't go up to people and ask if I can sit in their cars. People are entitled to their own lives and privacy, if they want to let you sit in their car, they'll offer.

I love beer but when I walk into a pub I don't ask everyone if I can have a sip of their drinks.

laugh

(That's my little joke, I know it isn't quite the same...)

juan king

982 posts

74 months

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Monty Zoomer said:
Why would someone want to sit in someone else's car?

If someone came up to me and asked if they could sit in my car, I wouldn't let them, I'd think they must be some kind of weirdo.

Does ownership of a good car somehow put a person in subjection to others?
Yes you are! And a miserable too, it seems.

Edited by juan king on Sunday 14th October 05:13

KungFuPanda

687 posts

55 months

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In an alternate universe if you will...

The owner of the Lambo agrees. The kid goes round to the passenger side of the vehicle and opens the door to get in. As he opens the door, he swings it into the path of a cyclist approaching from behind. The cyclist gets knocked off his bike and then the cyclist's head gets squished by an HGV approaching from the opposite direction. Where will that leave the owner of the Lambo? Who would be responsible for the damages to the cyclist? The kid? His mother? More likely the insurers of the Lambo but it would be a massive ballache to deal with. Furthermore, the owner of the Lambo would have to pay his own excess and if he wanted to recover it, would have to after the kid or his parents.

Unlikely, but is that what you want? Cos that's what might happen.

tyrewrecker

6,419 posts

39 months

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Monty Zoomer said:
I love cars but I don't go up to people and ask if I can sit in their cars. People are entitled to their own lives and privacy, if they want to let you sit in their car, they'll offer.

I love beer but when I walk into a pub I don't ask everyone if I can have a sip of their drinks.

laugh

(That's my little joke, I know it isn't quite the same...)
Stupid

Monty Zoomer

1,459 posts

42 months

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juan king said:
Monty Zoomer said:
Why would someone want to sit in someone else's car?

If someone came up to me and asked if they could sit in my car, I wouldn't let them, I'd think they must be some kind of weirdo.

Does ownership of a good car somehow put a person in subjection to others?
Yes you are! And a miserable too, it seems.

Edited by juan king on Sunday 14th October 05:13
tyrewrecker said:
Monty Zoomer said:
I love cars but I don't go up to people and ask if I can sit in their cars. People are entitled to their own lives and privacy, if they want to let you sit in their car, they'll offer.

I love beer but when I walk into a pub I don't ask everyone if I can have a sip of their drinks.

laugh

(That's my little joke, I know it isn't quite the same...)
Stupid
laugh

Not at all...

I do what I want when I want.

There's nothing miserable or stupid about saying "no" to someone, it's a choice that's open to anyone.

If you ask to sit in someone's car, the answer will either be "yes" or "no."

Nobody obeys everyone else, totally without question.

It really isn't good manners to go through life making demands of other people and then resenting them when they say "no."

Please can I sit in your cars?

tyrewrecker

6,419 posts

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The pub analogy is ridiculous.(oh, it was a joke...!)I struggle to believe that you are so stupid to ned stand why a child would want to sit in a supercar

Asking to sit in a car is not a 'demand'

I agree you sholdnt resent the person

Edited by tyrewrecker on Sunday 14th October 05:39

Monty Zoomer

1,459 posts

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tyrewrecker said:
The pub analogy is ridiculous. I struggle to believe you can't. I struggle to believe that you are so stupid to ned stand why a child would want to sit in a supercar
I know that the pub analogy is ridiculous, that's why I added that it was just my little joke.

I can understand why a child would want to sit in a supercar, I can understand why the owner would either let them or not let them, but I can't understand why someone who wasn't even involved would then resent them so much that they would post about it on the Internet.

I also can't understand why you would resent my pub analogy even though I'd said that it was a joke.

You should learn to smile at life, it'd do you good...

Like this smile

juan king

982 posts

74 months

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laugh

Not at all...

I do what I want when I want.

There's nothing miserable or stupid about saying "no" to someone, it's a choice that's open to anyone.

If you ask to sit in someone's car, the answer will either be "yes" or "no."

Nobody obeys everyone else, totally without question.

It really isn't good manners to go through life making demands of other people and then resenting them when they say "no."

Please can I sit in your cars?
I agree with you a little, but were you never a child?

If I had a car that excited people enough to approach me about it, then I would be very obliging.

I'ts called kindness, you should try it one day. It can make you feel good too!

tyrewrecker

6,419 posts

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Monty Zoomer said:
You should learn to smile at life, it'd do you good...

Like this smile
I do that's why it wouldn't bother me if a kid wanted to sit in my car, your attitude appears miserable

Monty Zoomer

1,459 posts

42 months

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juan king said:
Monty Zoomer said:
laugh

Not at all...

I do what I want when I want.

There's nothing miserable or stupid about saying "no" to someone, it's a choice that's open to anyone.

If you ask to sit in someone's car, the answer will either be "yes" or "no."

Nobody obeys everyone else, totally without question.

It really isn't good manners to go through life making demands of other people and then resenting them when they say "no."

Please can I sit in your cars?
I agree with you a little, but were you never a child?

If I had a car that excited people enough to approach me about it, then I would be very obliging.

I'ts called kindness, you should try it one day. It can make you feel good too!
Yes, I was a child, and sometimes people said "no" to me.

I learnt to live with it and accept it.

I grew up knowing that I wouldn't always get my own way, and that hasn't done me any harm.

I am actually quite kind, and yes, I do enjoy it, but I also try to understand the fact that other people make their own choices and I don't actually expect anything from others.

If they offer, that's nice.

smile

Monty Zoomer

1,459 posts

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tyrewrecker said:
Monty Zoomer said:
You should learn to smile at life, it'd do you good...

Like this smile
I do that's why it wouldn't bother me if a kid wanted to sit in my car, your attitude appears miserable
Maybe, but that's just the way the Internet makes things seem. It also makes the OP seem miserable, but maybe he isn't, who knows?

tyrewrecker

6,419 posts

39 months

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who knows?
The OP, perhaps

Rulle7

94 posts

67 months

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Mostly lurking on Pistonheads ...
but this somehow made me feel the need to join in.
I drive an MG Midget here in Tokyo and, while not an exotic supercar, I come across this situation quite frequently.
A Midget seems to appeal to kids. : )
I generally oblige, and happily so,
but there are times when I have to decline due to time constraints and the like.
I don't see why I someone declining a request to sit in their car, for whatever reason, should be thought of badly.
'No' is a perfectly viable response to a
yes/no question, no?

Stu R

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100 months

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Rulle7 said:

A Midget seems to appeal to kids
hehe

tyrewrecker

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Rulle7 said:
'No' is a perfectly viable response to a
yes/no question, no?
Yes
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