livin’ large Wall Street Journal

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Moments ago I tweeted, “Living Large” from a recent Wall Street Journal.  In print the story was striking with the picture of a mansion on the top front of a special weekend section.  The numbers included in the text that point to excessive wealth tell part of the story like the salary for a property manager.  I have limited practical understanding of just how rich some people are, so when I can remember what I got paid to cut a neighbor’s lawn in childhood and compare it to the large salary paid to care for someone’s home it’s impactful.  The online version of the text includes a video.  Like other emotional events in my life I tie relatively unrelated things to that emotional event, which is what I’ll do here.  Ms. Wallace engaged with me in an argument over space.  In her mind she claimed the community grill at a resort that I was using.  There is something in common with what Ms. Wallace sees in space and what these mansion owners see in space and it might include freedom, privacy, entitlement, and status.  In Ms. Wallace’s case it’s worth fighting for, and in the mansion owners case it’s worth paying for.  The image of the mansion owners dancing in their night club is pitiful and Ms. Wallace’s argument here was pitiful.  Yesterday I was the only not-Chinese-looking person in a Chinese café on Grande Street in Manhattan near the BD train.  I shared a small table with attached plastic chairs with strangers.  These people have comfort with shared spaces Ms. Wallace lacks. »» about me  201-490-9659  Mom angry  contact us

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