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Old 05-11-2016, 06:01 PM   #121
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:38 PM   #122
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Now that is a Yacht!

This picture was taken from the balcony of our hotel in Monte Carlo. My son worked for Marriott, so we got the family rate. The room overlooked one of the marinas there. DW watched as a boat pulled into its slip, and said,"that boat has bow thrusters!".
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:15 PM   #124
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:34 PM   #125
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I've rarely owned any sort of designer product, and that is unlikely to change, but I like the idea of owning a fancy watch or purse and then telling people it's a knock-off or fake - whispering it to them in confidence, as if you're proud of the fact. So now you're pretending to be a poor person who is pretending to be rich. Ha!
Sort of like that movie where a woman was pretending to be a man who pretended to be a woman... the mind boggles - I can't quite remember the movie?
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You have a lawn to mow? I don't even have one.

I do not flaunt my wealth because I do not have it. I consider people with an 8-figure portfolio wealthy, and I am not there.
Yup, until the three comma event happens I won't consider myself wealthy and since it will never happen (unless the Zimbabwe effect comes to play - I hope not) I'm not to worried about it.
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Sort of like that movie where a woman was pretending to be a man who pretended to be a woman... the mind boggles - I can't quite remember the movie?
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:51 PM   #128
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stillruns.com belongs in this thread, as well as in a few other recent ones
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Whoa! If that's not flaunting, I do not know what is. I am not a woman, so wonder what other female readers would think.
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This picture was taken from the balcony of our hotel in Monte Carlo. My son worked for Marriott, so we got the family rate. The room overlooked one of the marinas there. DW watched as a boat pulled into its slip, and said,"that boat has bow thrusters!".
That's a very nice one. But I wonder if its owner would feel envy if he docks next to the following one. It's 660-ft long, and has two helipads. Where does your visitor land his chopper if your boat has only one helipad?

This baby costs US$770M.

Oh, by the way, we stayed once in the Marriott in Cap d'Ail, right at the border of France and Monte Carlo, and which also overlooked the port of Monte Carlo. I wonder if it is the same Marriott you stayed at. From the hotel, we walked and toured Monte Carlo on foot.

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Speaking of boat envy, James Clark (CEO of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, Healtheon, myCFO) spent some big money to build the world's largest sailboat. Even before it was finished, he read about another sailboat having a taller mast than his, and got upset.

Taking the boat out for its maiden run, he had not yet finished the trip before thinking of building a larger one. And what struck me was that he did not even enjoy sailing. His boats were simply a status symbol. Bigger, taller than the next one is all he cared about. It's pathetic.
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Wow. Your legs look like DW's. I'm sure lots of work/runs over the years to keep in shape. (She claims she runs regularly to justify the wines and chocolate. )
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I'm relieved! I was expecting grey hairy legs... Must have misread... 😜

Never quite figured why so many women shun "muscles".
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Come to think of it, my wife's legs look fairly good (she's trim at a BMI of 22).

Just for myself, I want to take a photo of her legs, but I'd bet she would get suspicious if I ask her to put on a pair of shorts now.
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His boats were simply a status symbol. Bigger, taller than the next one is all he cared about. It's pathetic.
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Wow. Your legs look like DW's. I'm sure lots of work/runs over the years to keep in shape. (She claims she runs regularly to justify the wines and chocolate. )

Yeah, being able to eat good food and enjoy good wine is definitely a motivating factor for me, too!
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I'm not sure any of us can honestly say "we don't care what others think about what we do/own/say/buy."

Not because I think it's impossible but because I think it's hard to evaluate yourself objectively.

I mean I wear certain clothes because they are comfortable and "I don't care what people think" but if fashion took a radical turn and suddenly everyone was looking at me oddly would I change? Maybe. Or... if fashion changed and I hated the new stuff is that because "I don't care what people think" or because I'm stuck in my ways which were established years ago when what people thought was different?

Similarly if you flaunt your wealth is it to show off for others or do you not care what people think and will buy whatever you like?

If you live way below do you "not care what people think" and won't impress them or are you reacting to the perception that people who guy cornice stuff are showoffs and you don't want to be seen that way?

I can't say. So... I don't try to do either very much?

I suspect that no matter what you decide you will feel you're doing what you want and it's those other people that are reacting to others

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That's the only stupidity, as I see it. Otherwise, having a grand time at a resort, while saving money by cooking your own food, sounds plain smart to me

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To add to the annoyance, I know they don't have the money for that and borrowed it.
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To me it's just a picture of somebody who keeps their legs in proper shape. "Flaunting" legs would be if she wore a skirt up to her hoo-hah and 5-inch heels on her feet.

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