Yeah, yeah, the car section of the Sunday Globe is all ads and ad-related filler material, so maybe we shouldn't blame the newsroom for this review (published on paper today, but online last month), but still:
Suppose you’ve been kicked out of your apartment because you can’t pay the rent.
It’s not unlikely given the federal minimum wage is a mere $7.25 an hour. That’s $15,080 annually, or 91 percent less than a congressman’s $174,000 salary. Although at $84 an hour, members of Congress earn far less than most bloodless, uncaring, multi-millionaire, robber baron CEOs.
Still, should this happen, you’d want to own the redesigned, fifth-generation 2019 Subaru Forester crossover; its roof is engineered to hold 700 pounds when parked. Knowing that you can pitch a tent on top of your car means you’ll never be homeless.
Did nobody at the Globe actually read this before it got their publishing imprimatur? Like, maybe ask how a homeless person making minimum wage is going to pay for a car that starts around $25,000? Or even talk to Kevin Cullen (yeah, that Kevin Cullen?) about the column he just wrote about the guy who was homeless because he couldn't afford rent and got beaten to death?
Or maybe I'm the last person to actually read the articles in the Globe car section and so am getting all het up over nothing since nobody else will ever read this review?