So yesterday i decided i wanted to get some authentic mexican food and the part of town i live in doesnt have it. So I figured the best place to look for authentic mexican food would be the poor side of town. Now i always knew where the poor side was, but never really went there. When i got there I saw about 15 authentic mexican restaurants almost right next to each other. (I cant imagine any of them make money lined up so close to each other) But anyway, thats not the point of the story. The point was, that as i was there, I noticed alot of late model mercedes around (more than i would've thought that would be in that area) and of course they were "sittin' on 22's" Now i dont get this...why would someone choose to live in a poor (and bad) area of town and pay more for their car payment than for their rent? (fyi, a house costs between 15 to 50k in this area and this is in California) And you can tell who the poor people driving mercedes are by the way they are dressed and the way they speak when they are not in their car. And another thing...why do poor people wear so much gold jewelry and diamond earrings. I saw a woman in dirty sweat pants and sweat shirt wearing more jewelry than the queen of england. Do they think they are fooling anyone? we know they are poor. is it the whole "i want to be the biggest fish in this pond" thinking? Like if you live in a poor area and you make 30k per year and you spend half your money on your car and the rest on jewelry, do the other poor people think he's the big fish in that area? I mean isnt it better to be the poorest person in a rich area than the richest person in a poor area?