1691. Coromo needed to sell three more pictures to complete the purchase and had been debating with himself whether or not to make a deposit on the car right away so that somebody else did not buy it before he did.
1692. Coromo had absolutely no use for a car at all, and there was hardly anyplace he could drive it except from the resort to the town and back, but that didn’t matter, the purchase of the Thunderbird was the most important thing in his life at the time that he was looking at his pictures on the Internet that had been sold for seven thousand dollars.
1693. Do you have any idea how much money that seemed like to him? It was the equivalent of perhaps five 1984 Thunderbird sedans, complete with insurance, repairs and necessary storage costs because he couldn’t leave such a valuable object out in the street you know.
1694. Please do not think it was silly of Coromo to want to buy that 1983 Thunderbird. The desire is very basic and fundamental. Do you want to know how fundamental it is? Just watch the film “The Last Emperor,” by Bernardo Bertolucci. In that film the last Emperor of China lives in the Forbidden City, a walled enclave that he can never leave for his entire life.