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Response to OnionPatch (Reply #74)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 04:24 PM

87. I know some like that too here in Orange County.

 

Especially in Tustin, Costa Mesa and Anaheim Hills. The ones in Irvine are some of the worse. They share a border with Santa Ana and they act like everything east of the freeway is "The Barrio" and act like anyone that isn't a well scrubbed lily white is there to steal. They drive SUVs like they are sports cars and BELIEVE they OWN the road because their taxes paid for it. The Mercedes Benz is known locally as "The Newport Nova" because they're so common. A lot of older ones end up being driven by people who work at low paying jobs. I know a guy who has one that currently works at a car wash. This is because the rich here look at each others cars as a status symbol. Having one even three years old is considered to be sign that you aren't making much and it's ALL about flaunting your wealth so the poor people end up with their "hand me downs". You should see the rich strut at Fashion Island. If you want to REALLY see the rich you go to the Beverly Center in LA. Last time I was there I saw two 9 foot ceramic storks selling for $45,000,...each.

You know that expression, "Keeping up with the Joneses"? These guys are trying to keep up with the Rockefellers. They feel it's their DUTY to let New York know the West Coast is as rich and as cultured as they are.

I'm the one that came up with this gem when I was on ATJ: "Q: How do you attract an Orange County Girl? A: Stuff a sock in your wallet"

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