June 24, 2005

5 Things That Society At Large Enjoys That I Don't Get

I've been tagged by Lee Ann at Lee Ann's View for the meme 5 Things that Society enjoys that I don't get.

Better batten down your hatches cause I'm more than likely to piss a couple people off.

1 - People who diss on SUV's as gas-guzzlers. Really people, large SUV's (Expeidtion, Excursion, Suburban, etc) don't get that much less gas mileage than a Regular Pick-up Truck, smaller SUV or large car (ie Town Car, Cadillac, etc).

2 - People who drive SUV's don't know how to drive because they are driving an SUV. Again people, really, put those same people into various vehicle catagories (small car, small truck, large car, etc) and they will drive the same.exact.way. It's not the vehicle, it's the person

3 - Hybrids - I think everyone knows who I feel about those.

4 - Unions - I have grown up under the union umbrella, they have given me a lot and they fight for their people. Give their people good wages and insurance, especially in the automotive industry right now. Someone has to fight for the hourly workers. It isn't the unions that are bringing down the American Companies, it's management. Mis-management and greedy executives who have no lost one single penny of wages or benefits.

5 - Kids - Why is it that women who don't have kids are seen as defective? There could be a number of reasons why someone my age doesn't have kids and frankly it's none of their god damn business.

So I am going to tag Denise of A Peak Inside My Mind, Susie of Pratical Penumbra, and Harrison of The Terriorist.

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 24, 2005 01:12 PM

It's not that you're defective, it's just that you're cheating the next generation of men by not passing your big-boob genes on to your daughters :-)

Posted by: Harvey at June 24, 2005 02:53 PM

I can comment on this, also! My dad drives a Landrover Freelander, according to Alex, but I swear he thinks he is driving a tank. He will cut people up, not signal at roundabouts, and generally drive like an idiot.

But then, he always has. And although he tries to forget this period in his life, he had the most embarrasing car back in the seventies. Being me, I remember it as a "turquoise" one. It was a Reliant Robin! I think he is trying to "compensate" :-)

Posted by: Sally at June 24, 2005 04:37 PM


I drive a supercrew F150, and handle it like a car. I feel safe in my truck, I can haul my family, and stuff in the truck. People who bitch about trucks always "want to borrow the truck, to move something".....

I waited unitl we were married for 10 years before getting prgnant, people always assummed there was something wrong with one of us, we were just having a good time!

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 25, 2005 01:06 AM

Sally - did it look anything like this? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at June 25, 2005 10:35 AM

LOL! Yes. But smaller. Is that the American version?

(Woo-Hoo! Look at me. I'm talking cars thanks to my blogsis!)

Posted by: Sally at June 25, 2005 01:43 PM

Sally - Oh a Land Rover Freelander? I love that SUV, tried to talk hubby into getting me that one but he said the Ford Escape was the same thing (close but not really).

Posted by: Machelle at June 25, 2005 06:05 PM

I agree with all of those!

And the defective thing. I get that with not being attached to someone! And if I'm considered defective when/if I don't have kids...screw 'em. Just because I know how to pop my pill every day, don't hate! :-)

Posted by: Sissy at June 25, 2005 07:52 PM

Women without kids. Who cares? I see a married couple without kids and think nothing of it. As you said, it's NOT my business. I don't get why people make a big deal about it. I assume if I see a couple without kids that 1) they don't want them or 2) they can't have them. WHO.CARES?

People get way way into other people's lives. It's like when I was pregnant with our 3rd. If I heard one more person say, 'So, are you trying for a girl this time?" I would fucking scream. It's like my boys weren't good enough, so I HAD to TRY FOR THAT GIRL! Give me a damn break.

Stupid people.

Posted by: Bou at June 26, 2005 11:20 PM

Sissy - I didn't get married until 28 years old, my grandmother kept telling everyone from age 23 until I got married that I was a lesbian. Her theory was that since I wasn't married I just had to be a lesbian.

Bou - It's amazing how many people will question me as to why I don't have kids, my own sister has even questioned me in a round about way. Of course I have at this point started to make us fabulous stories as to why we don't have kids, figure if they are nosey enough to ask they can get a smartassed answer at this point.

Posted by: Machelle at June 27, 2005 08:46 AM

Oops! I guess #1 was for me. While everyone is entitled to their choice of vehicle (and its not for me to decide for others) some of the super-sized vehicles just escape me. But that's just me and I'm fine with that.

As for your kids angle, I think we've been lucky that no one has pounded us on that issue. But then again, given our situation, I think that's helped with getting others to back off. But I saw my cousins go through it and you're right. It's no one's business what you do or don't do.

Love ya' sis!

Posted by: Lee Ann at June 27, 2005 07:14 PM