A homeboy’s pledge to Tesla

Tim Nunes copies us a letter he sent to Elon Musk:

“Dear Mr. Musk,

“I have long admired your many accomplishments, including PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX. On a personal note, the [soon to be released]Tesla X is my dream car. Unfortunately, after a recent layoff and +eight months out-of-work, I seem further from that dream than ever.

“Still, there’s something I dream of even more than owning a Tesla, and that’s owning a Tesla at least partially built in my hometown of Stockton, California. Stockton is a beautiful California city with a rich and vibrant history that rivals any other city in the state. Stockton is also a city populated by a wealth of hard-working people who, I guarantee, would help ensure the continued success and growth of Tesla Motors.

“That said, here’s the money behind my guarantee…… Though my current circumstances aren’t what they were just a few years ago, I pledge that, should you decide to locate your newest plant in Stockton, I will buy a Tesla X. Somehow (and you have my word on this), regardless of what I have to do to finance such a purchase, I promise to walk into my local Tesla Motors showroom in Oakbrook, IL, near where I now live, and place an order the very day the doors of Tesla’s Stockton plant swing open to welcome thousands of hard working Stocktonians.

“I know it’s just one car… But it’s one car being purchased for all the right reasons… Just as it will be one new plant locating someplace special for all the right reasons.

“Sincerely,

Tim Nunes
Lisle, IL”

 

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