Please ignore my venting if it offends:
The wife calls me up at work to share a story. She's in the parking lot of a local shopping center in her RT when another RT pulls up next to her. She gives a little wave and smile..And the guy sneers at her, lights up his tires...and he's gone.
My wife (all 4'11" of her) was pissed. Where's the love, where's the brotherhood? I was amused by here description of this jackass (stereotype alert) : handle bar mustached "biker type". What, was this guy's manhood threatened by the fact that my wife has the same badass car as he?
I hate to say it, but one of the negatives associated w/ us buying a Magnum was my perception of a lot of the people I see driving Dodges: a) ricer SRT-4 punks, b) mullet groomed, slack-jawed RAM 2500 goons etc. etc.
Here's my question. My wife has always been a 'car person". She's the type that makes sure her car is perfectly maintained, religiously washed etc. She's always had 'manly' cars (Mustangs of various eras). Is it too much to expect FROM her fellow Magnum owners that she get a little respect, and not assume she's some soccermom that doesn't know how to DROP the hammer?
Attitudes are contagious. Mine might kill you.
So which one of you was it that was pissed?
She just had the bad luck to be in the vicinity of some dickless wonder. World's full of 'em, I'm afraid. I've never had any negative reactions FROM *anyone* except BMW owners, and they have uncannily all been negative (as seen FROM my rear view mirror :D)
What you need to do is get your lady fixed up with an intake and exhaust so the ground she passes by on trembles...
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My wife can take car of herself, but it doesn't keep me FROM getting pissed off at people who are disrespectful to her. Especially when I'm not there. I was just a little surprised by her story. The Magnum (like a couple of other cars we've owned) has somewhat of a community around it.
Every now and then we all have days where we are pissed off at the world. Could have just been his day. Does it excuse his actions?? No. We should all be respectful of each other.
Now then..... you just need to teach your wife to wave with one finger!
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Maybe it was a misinterpretation on her part? Maybe he smiled and lit em up?
Not all people enjoy or like to be waved at just because you have the same car.
My friend has a Mini and they have a big community. She said it kinda scared her the first time someone waved at her. She hates it when they wave or smile.
She herself is a very nice person but just can't grasp the whole community thing.
Maybe he was just mad he ran INTO anther Magnum owner in the area and wanted all the attention. Just like chicks with there outfits.
Sorry to beat this post to death. I just can't help but think it's weird. If a hot girl in the car next to me flashes a smile, I'm not going to peel out like a freak.
I have a theory. You live in the Bay Area; there could be a gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) sub-culture for this car as there are corporate and rap sub-cultures. Perhaps this guy was one of the Village People, saw your car, thinking it was one of his gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) friends and was disappointed when it was not.
Just a theory.
Maybe he was just an ass and needs to be punched in the mustache. I'm a Harley rider too (have had various rice rockets as well), and each of those communities has its friends and enemies. People are people, and some are just not worthy of a second thought, as in this case.
My favorite example is this time I ran INTO the new breed of yuppy Harley rider (casting stones here as I'm an attorney, but I was riding when I was 3 yrs old, first Harley at 11, so rider first, yuppy second). He was much older, but FROM the way he bobbled his way to the gas pump in CO., I could tell fresh FROM riding school. Full leathers, chaps, dangly jacket and every other thing that could be bought at your local Easyrider's and a brand new Heritage. Mr. Badass was too much of a tough guy to acknowledge me, but I talked anyway. Told him I was headed up Pike's Peak...he proceeded to warn me how terrifying the ride was and that only the most experienced riders should attempt it...he couldn't even make it all the way up and he had been riding for almost 2 years. Almost 2 years I said, WOW...I've only been riding for 30 yrs and this will make about a dozen trips up it for me...even in rain/dirt, oh my!!! He clammed up and got all pissy and I just kept riding him (doesn't hurt that I'm bigger than most humans).
Sorry, just had to share. Just because you think somebody shares the love of the cars with you, it may just be a fad for them. Screw'em.
"never had any negative reactions FROM *anyone* except BMW owners"
What's the diifference between a BMW and a cactus? Cactus has the pricks on the outside!!
Desert humor? I liked it. Probably because I never owned a BMW.
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