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Poor ol Jake Love in LA a story by Dagoberto Gilb provides a glimpse of a young mans superficial view of what is important in life Jake the young man in the story is so caught up in his dreams he never takes the time to find out what is important in his life His view of the world is very superficial For example when he is involved in an auto accident he is more concerned about deceiving a girl than being a responsible adult Jake also wants the material things in life but wasnt willing to work to get them Jakes situation is further complicated when his need to impress people results in lies and deceit While daydreaming about fancy cars FM radios cruise control mellow speakers and his certainty that he did not want to be involved in lifes daily grind his mind wanders from reality and he causes a car accident Jake has no intention of being honest with the woman involved in the accident His intention is to distract her from getting important insurance information so that he doesnt get caught When she asks to see his drivers license his response is One little problem he said I didnt bring it I just forgot it this morning Im a musician he exaggerated greatly and well I dunno I left my wallet in my pants I was wearing last night If you have some paper and a pen I will give you my address and all that Jake knows ahead of time that he will give her a false name address and telephone number As Jake sits in his car he must struggle with his mixed feelings about whether or not he was more happy or sad about what just occurred Jakes desire in life to have the material things is complicated by the fact that he is not willing to work for them Jake had no problem of thinking about
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