Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
Ferrari of Singapore
So I figure I'm here in Singapore and I ought to stop by the Ferrari dealer like I did in San Francisco, just to take a picture of the dealership. You know, say I've been there and all. I look it up online and find that the dealer, Hong Seh, is only like 10 minutes from the shipyard. So I head on over on Friday afternoon and find it is a gated dealership and they have a little guardshack out front. They are just closing and I don't want to bother them I just want to snap a picture. So I go up to the guard and ask him if it is OK if I just grab a quick picture and I'll leave. Evidently those kinds of decisions are made at a much higher pay grade than his so he has to go get someone in charge. A manager comes over and asks me what I want. I tell him I just want to grab a quick picture and he says, "No, I don't think so." I'm like, "What?" He says, "I cannot let you do that." I was like, "I can't just take a quick picture of the building?" He says, "No. I cannot let you do that, you should leave now."
I was stunned. So I walked 10 feet until I was off their property and turned around and took the picture anyway. He got all kinds of upset and started hollering at me. I gave him the finger and told him to go fuck himself and got back in my cab and left. Below is the picture I took. The guy in the red is the one who got all bent out of shape at me.
I tell you what, Singapore is a great place and the Singaporeans are among the friendliest and most polite people in the world. Except for the folks at Ferrari. After the 2 minutes I spent at the Hong Seh dealership I felt like selling my Ferrari and buying a Corvette. I will never wear a Ferrari T-shirt in Singapore because I don't want to be associated with the brand.
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