Redskins Washington’s professional football teams running back Alfred Morris takes Josina Anderson for a ride in his completely refurbished 1991 Mazda 626, nicknamed “Bentley.”
If you aren’t familiar, Alfred Morris, was the other break out star for Washington last year besides RGIII. A much less heralded rookie coming into the league, he got a much less heralded contract, and he lived a much less heralded life. So much so, that he didn’t do the normal thing that NFL rookies do after they sign their first contract which is trick off a lot of bread on a new rig…. he just stayed straight wight he Mazda 626 that he’d been driving for years. Last year, he got a lot of pub because he was an NFL player driving a bucket, but it was a bucket that kept it moving. After the story kept picking up momentum, DMV Mazda caught wind of it and recently took the car in and hooked it back up so it ran like new, and looked a lil but like its namesake.
I put this on IME and tagged it with sustainability, because this story hits home and got me thinking… I actually have a pretty nice rig. Its a 2005, so its nowhere near its expiration date, but I’ve been itching to get some new wheels. But, why? Is it that I just want to spend money. The car, although a 2005, it didn’t get to me until 2008. So, I’ve had it for over 5 years and I want something different. Thats dumb. I don’t need a new car… I don’t even know if I really want a new car, I just think I do. This is one of those things that I need to re-evaluate, as I look at myself overall in this journey. I need to look at sustainability and lessening my footprint on this earth and wasteful spending and wasteful consumption and all things that go into that. Glad to see that someone who seemingly has it all, monetarily at least, and who could easily reup and get a better car, being considerate and saying, why, what for, I don’t need it, so why get it…. We should look to be more like that. I’m with it.