For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for December 09, 2016

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    Enter.Name.Here  over 7 years ago

    Meet it? You’ve already taken her for a ride in it.

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    Can't Sleep  over 7 years ago

    And when they stop trying to prove their virility, they begin proving their stupidity.

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    HeckleMeElmo  over 7 years ago

    It’s because they’ve always wanted a car like that; it just takes until mid-life to actually be able to afford it.

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    LOU MATARAZZO Premium Member over 7 years ago


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    luckylouie  over 7 years ago

    Middle Age is when you can finally afford all the stuff you don’t want anymore.

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    M2MM  over 7 years ago

    My hubs bought a sports car during his mid-life crisis, and then rarely drove it. Ended up selling it within two years. It just sat in the driveway and got grubby and leaf-littered.

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    Deezlebird  over 7 years ago

    Wait until Ellie has HER mid-life crisis.

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    nlstucker  over 7 years ago

    It’s a guy thing. Women just don’t understand.

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    alondra  over 7 years ago

    Hey Elly, find out what he spent on this “baby” and then use the same amount of money to buy a “baby” of your own. Why should men get to have all the fun of spending money?

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    Sojourner  over 7 years ago

    @ Stephen Treadwell“Just be glad the new baby’s not another woman, Ellie!”Wow, what an incredibly passive/aggressive, not to mention sexist, thing to say. Like wives should just be grateful their husband’s not cheating on them (or hanging out in bars) instead of acting like the responsible adult and faithful husband and partner in life they promised they’d be. Yeah, wives should just meekly submit to an implied threat of infidelity if they don’t go along with whatever hubby wants, keep their mouths shut, put dinner and on the table, and put out in the bedroom like they’re supposed to, huh. Wait a minute, I have to check my calendar because it sounds like it’s the 1950s. Rollin’ my eyes…

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    bookworm0812  over 7 years ago

    They’ve met, John. I don’t think they like each other.

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    summerdog86  over 7 years ago

    I’m pretty sure that she already has met his baby the other day. I doubt that she forgot.

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    kodj kodjin  over 7 years ago

    If you really want to feed your fantasy; log on to Those guys in Sealy Texas ( close to Houston) have an awesome speed shop.

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    paranormal  over 7 years ago

    John is a dentist. He could probably afford two baby’s. His & Her’s Babies!

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    tuslog1964  over 7 years ago

    Recent safety ad on TV:

    This is a (Belchfire 8). It will take you from 0 to 60mph in 3 seconds.

    This is an Illinois oak tree. It can take you from 60 mph to 0 mph in 0.0 seconds!

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I would have loved to acquired a toy.

    Instead, i was sensible.

    I have a minivan and a hybrid economy car.

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    up2trixx  over 7 years ago

    Several commentors have hit the nail on the head: Most guys buy snazzy cars in their 40’s because they couldn’t afford them in their 20’s. When I was a 20-something apprentice mechanic I was driving $500 cars. I bought my first brand new car in 2011 (I was 39), a nice, sensible Hyundai Sonata. I was traveling 120 miles per day and needed something easy on fuel and relatively sure-footed in winter. When that car was destroyed in a fire I replaced it with my second, and probably last, brand new car – my 2015 Mustang GT. I have always loved Mustangs, and this would be the first time I could actually afford one, plus my life situation changed – I now travel less than three miles to work,so my beater 4WD truck can be used for commuting in winter. I’m also in a much higher paying job and have much less debt, making the purchase possible. Responsible? Practical? No, but it puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. And, strangely, my insurance went down by a significant amount when I went from a $20k 200-hp FWD family car to a $50k 435-hp RWD sports car.

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