Somewhere on Long Island much of America’s wealth is tied up in luxury, pampering those who demand the good life. If you recall Billy Joel’s 1980’s song, “lIt’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” you may recall a reference to the “Miracle Mile” shopping center.
I drove past (was driven past) the 2014 edition of that shopping center yesterday to look at the luxury automobiles in the parking lot- a wish from two of my teenage grandsons. Name 10 of the most expensive cars you know; they were there, just aside of the luxury boutiques such as Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Theory, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, and Burberry, You know- places my feet have never tread upon.
Ever see a 2014 Rolls Royce? Two Phantoms. Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche- several. Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz- everywhere.
Here were two parked, casually, side-by-side. They were the top of the line, racing Lamborghini and Ferrari. Chrome plated! A cool $1.5 awaiting their drivers who just purchased a bauble or two.
Perhaps you recall the famous line spoken in a presidential debate some years past- the line, “the great sucking sound.” If not, google it.