Sunday, February 23, 2014
I read that some sheik bought out three whole resorts for a vacation. That's not a very creative expression of wealth. That's just pointing and saying "more." True extravagance would be to have your minions use tweezers to tease out every single dog hair from the cloth upholstery of a car, hairs so embedded that a vacuum cleaner, even a Dyson vacuum cleaner, doesn't touch them. And to do this not with a luxury car but with an economy sedan over a decade old, with a Blue Book value not actually all that much greater than the Dyson vacuum cleaner. That would be true extravagance.