Monday, July 17, 2006

More on property tax

First, let me say I'm not a 'reverse snob.' You know what I mean--in the way that some privileged few look down on the 'underclass,' I think there are plenty of 'low man on the totem pole' types that automatically judge those who have a lot more. (Just because it's difficult for a camel to go through that needle eye doesn't mean it's impossible--because with God all things are possible.) I don't begrudge rich people their goodies, just so long as they don't think those goodies make them better. "It's what's inside that counts" is always true. Some of the nicest people I have known drive BMWs. My boss (who drives a Mercedes) works 6 out of 7 days a week. She runs two pediatric offices--one here, one in Brooklyn. That means better than an hour commute between the two on a good day--and you can guess there are few 'good' days when it comes to Long Island traffic, LOL! I've never seen anyone work so hard! She's a real sweetheart. Kids come running to hug her when they see her. You can tell she loves her job. Now, this is what I don't get. All that hard work, all that money for a house and property--when the heck does she get to enjoy her home? Her one day off she has to 'catch up' to house things. You could have a wedding with 200 guests on her lawn, yet I wonder if she's ever out there. Her kids are grown and gone. Mine will be within the next 5-7 years, and you can bet I want a smaller house with smaller property. Just enough to enjoy. Am I making sense? Two people in a huge house on huge property--and barely a few hours a week to enjoy it. Why? Okay, part of the house is the practice (which might also explain the high property taxes), but the rest of the place is so big their voices probably echo. Well, to each his own...

4 comments:

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

To each his own I guess. You just never know why people make the choices they do. Perhaps she considers her house an investment. Perhaps she loves her job. Perhaps she just loves coming home to her huge houes. I don't know.

Glad you are not a reverse snob though. It is hard for us to not be judgmental in life. It is our natural reaction to assess a situation and form an opinion. That is just the way our brains work. But to not be snobbish or prejudiced pr judgemental is the tricky part.

Mom2fur said...

That's for sure, Janice!

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Amy said...

I have the same thoughts about these kind of things. My husband's parents work very hard and have a beautiful home and their kids are grown and they don't need that big of a house anymore. They financially can't move though b/c to start over in a new house (granted, a smaller one!) would be more expensive then what they are paying now. It is a lot of house to maintain though...