Many businessmen friends have often reflected on the irony of men and their sports cars: They cannot afford to buy them when they are young, but they are already old when they can finally afford to buy them…
A 50ish Chinese billionaire with a base in an Asian city purchased a Mercedes Benz Gullwing SLS-AMG, a reissue of the 1957 original, putting down a considerable USD $ 10,000.00/xx deposit for a mind-boggling USD $ 800,000.00/xx car. He was only one of eight billionaires who had placed reservations and they selected many custom features of the car — the interior features, finishes, leather, etc..
So the stunning sports car was delivered and he took his beautiful 50ish wife for a joyride… It was a very, very beautiful car and they were very excited, even if they already had a dozen of the world’s most beautiful cars. But there were things he had not anticipated: of course, the sports car obviously sat only two people, but it was somewhat lower than he had expected, very low, Ferrari-low. It was an effort for him to sit down on the driver’s seat and stretch forward with his legs debilitated by uric acid. His 50ish wife, a former ballet dancer, expertly but painfully maneuvered her high Christian Louboutin heels and Hermes Birkin to be able to sit on the other seat with an elegant flourish.
They started their joyride with a jaunt to the city’s most expensive hotel. They drove up the porte-cochere, got out of the fabulous car with more than a little help from all the impressed valets, assigned the head valet to park it, and had their expensive lunch. After the meal, they shoehorned themselves into the car and drove off to the wife’s jewelers, for some more big bucks shopping.
It was at the jewelers’ that the billionaire realized he could not park the car in the usual way, that is, if they were ever to get out of it. Parallel parking would never do because of the “gullwings”… The couple realized that it would have to be parked by valets all the time, since asking their chauffeurs to drive it would beat the purpose of a sports car.
It’s a fabulous car. But husband and wife have realized that they are a little too old for it. So they’ve passed it on to their 20ish sons, who really have better and more imaginative use for it!!!
“Your dad can’t even get in and out of it, kids!!!” the wife blurted out.
Harharhar!!! 😛 😛 😛