We’ve all been there, we purchase some new sunglasses or a vintage OMEGA SeaMaster wristwatch, later we meet up with some friends and we’re flashing our new gear all around and nobody mentions a word. And you begin to think “What am I, chopped liver? Why hasn’t anyone said anything!?” or maybe you have gone so far as to cut your hair from a Michael Bolton hair-down-to-my-ass, to a buzz cut. And all you get is silence. I feel your pain, but here’s the thing. You don’t have to worry about your friends paying attention to you anymore when you buy a Porsche.
I know it sounds crazy and superficial as hell but here’s how it works. Owning a Porsche means that you friends will want to be around you more, even go for a ride when they see you and make excuses to stick around for another beer. Old acquaintances will start popping out of the wood-work wanting to becoming tight like family, and probably glomming on a little more than usual. But with your new Porsche, and with time, your friends become more than friends because you now have your very own Porsche Team.
Now I’m not talking about the team in one-piece jump suits who run around and change your tires at will, because chances are no one will want to get their hands dirty on your Porsche so lower your expectations. But if you tell them you’re running to the store for milk and need a passenger, most likely arms will go up. Which will make you feel like Steve McQueen even if you don’t look like Steve.
But before any of that happens, how do you tell your friends that you own a Porsche. And do it in a way that is classy? For starters you do not post photos of your new Porsche on Facebook, that’s just tacky and you’re only feeding your ego. Facebook is empty and meaningless. If a Porsche owner has class they keep their personal information under wraps until the time is right.
Do you text them? Absolutely not. Imagine, how cold and unemotional that would look:
If you have class and you just bought a Porsche there is only one way to tell your friends. Face-to-face. Call them and tell them you’re coming over you have something to show them. Then take them for a ride because owning a Porsche, driving a Porsche and being a passenger in one is a rite of passage. There’s no mistaking this. And if you’re lucky enough to have joined the club, and you have friends, then you already know what I’m talking about. And if you don’t have a Porsche yet and don’t have friends, you will.
Porsche is a religion, it’s a club, and there are rules. But stay classy and drive safe out there.