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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2019, 07:32:16 PM »
Why is a $30,000 car an image??
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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2019, 07:42:53 PM »
No different than driving a Tesla. Sure it drives nice but everyone (honest) will tell you its about the image...
Seems like you've never taken a stroll in BP in the high 50's - low 60's (streets).... ;D

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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2019, 07:43:50 PM »
Why is a $30,000 car an image??

Iím referring to Lakewood where people tell me that itís a status symbol that implies being successful, avant-garde, and above the plebeian masses driving camrys. In other locals a Tesla might not count for much....

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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2019, 07:44:59 PM »
Sure there are Teslas that cost $130K.
But a Camry can cost more than a Model 3, so unless you know what's what and not what people tell you, that's the epitome of foolishness.
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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2019, 07:48:47 PM »
Sure there are Teslas that cost $130K.
But a Camry can cost more than a Model 3, so unless you know what's what and not what people tell you, that's the epitome of foolishness.
quite a few people in lakewood hat made it are driving a tesla (NOT the base Model 3 ), the same way a few years ago they were driving a genesis
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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2019, 07:51:53 PM »
Tesla is soooo last year


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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2019, 07:53:07 PM »
quite a few people in lakewood hat made it are driving a tesla (NOT the base Model 3 ), the same way a few years ago they were driving a genesis
They don't drive the oversized SUVs like they do in BP?
Seriously, you have 25 years olds in BP driving Suburbans and Escalades....

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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2019, 07:54:51 PM »
We've crossed over to the jealousy thread, as I suspected from the title of the article.
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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2019, 07:55:18 PM »
They don't drive the oversized SUVs like they do in BP?
Seriously, you have 25 years olds in BP driving Suburbans and Escalades....
seems like i see more teslas than big suvs
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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2019, 08:04:20 PM »
We've crossed over to the jealousy thread, as I suspected from the title of the article.

The point is that many people have status symbols. If itís not a Tesla it may be a 1400 dollar bugaboo stroller (I know Iím behind the times). Why single out these uber wealthy folks and their status symbols. I had a purim that could not have been more perfect with kids, family, neighbors, and topped off with an amazing purim seudah with friends with lots of wine, divrei torah, and roving bands of collecting bochurim and lively dancing. It was amazing (at least the parts I can remember :) ). So, no jealousy of over the top purim parties and my kids couldnt care less about what people who are wealthier than us did on purim. There are things that money canít buy. Are there over the top luxuries in Lakewood? Sure. Is it limited to the uber rich? I donít think so. Should we get all worked up about it? Live and let live.
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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2019, 08:05:13 PM »
We've crossed over to the jealousy thread, as I suspected from the title of the article.
Yeah. The whole thing doesn't seem to bother me that much. And it's not because I'm not a zealot lol.

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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2019, 10:18:47 PM »
Rav Moshe Feinstein's opinion was to never tell a wealthy individual not to splurge on himself, as going cheap on oneself will lead him to being stingy with others.

Nevertheless the popping everyone's eyes out is ridiculous and pathetic. However most of these individuals do such events for max 3 years then they burn out. So no point extinguishing a fire that will burn out in its own.

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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2019, 11:08:59 PM »
Why is a $30,000 car an image??
for what ever reason I couldn't put my hands on one yet.

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Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2019, 11:17:14 PM »
I don't understand why everyone else has to tell people whether to indulge or not. However terrible it might be, it's their own business and they should be working on themselves and their taavos, just like we should all be working on ourselves and not others.