Living in the future

I watched a very shallow show where the protaganists take junky cars, fix them up and resell them. They went nuts trying to find a 1959 Rambler to turn into a dragster for a specific customer willing to pay $60,000 for that conversion.

When the geeky young buyer came in to survey the almost-finished product for the first time, he swanned around about how he was doing this because he had so much money he didn’t know what to do with it — not a smart negotiating posture, I thought. Then he confirmed the agreed $60,000 price, but wanted to pay in crypto currency. “It could be worth $80,000 or $100,000 next week.” “Or zero,” a protaganist quipped. “You’re living in the future; we’re living in the present.”

They got cash.

I would not bet that the geeky young buyer still has so much money he doesn’t know what to do with it.

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