Mr. Drake [owner of a Hummer dealership] said he was approached by a well-known actress, whose name he declined to share.
'She told me she wanted to buy a hybrid, and she was concerned about the Hummer and its effect on the environment,' Mr. Drake recalled. 'I asked where she lived. She said Beverly Hills. I said, `Out of curiosity: How big is your house?'
'She said: `What does that matter? It's 20,000 square feet.' '
He said he replied: 'I don't know what's less correct. Having three people live in a 20,000-square-foot house, with a pool and heaters and air-conditioners. Or me driving my Hummer 500 miles a month.'
Mr. Drake's house, he said, is 3,000 square feet.
Sunday, March 07, 2004
me: a 400 square foot rv and a peppy new corolla
From today's NYT: