Posts Tagged ‘SUV’

Ex-Christian driving an SUV, or Faded Fish

July 12, 2008

OK in traffic today in my fair city I was cut off by an SUV (not noteworthy to be sure), but when stopped at the next traffic light (what was accomplished by the earlier maneuver?) noticed the faded, shadowy remains of a fish symbol on the SUV’s rear. Either the decal just fell off, leaving the adhesive marks, or likely, it was pulled off. Now is there a mad fish-decal-puller-offer going around terrorizing the honest citizens of my city, or did the owner de-convert and pull the decal off? If the decal had been torn off by another party, or had fallen off, the SUV owner should have replaced it as soon as practicably possible. So, my running theory is that the driver is an, ex-Christian. If so, the driver wouldn’t need to feel any guilt about cutting people off in traffic anymore!

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Hummer lovers sacrifice lunch for gas

July 12, 2008

Some Hummer owners aren’t deterred by high gas prices. Also, an insight into ‘Hummer culture’

Raleigh resident Chris Benson, a member of the Carolina Hummer Owners Group, said that while others are trying to cut gas costs, he spends less in other places to afford the gas. He drives his H1 to his job in information security in addition to off-roading.

“I can cut out other things like eating lunch out at work to be able to drive my truck everyday,” said Benson, 34, who spends $130 to $140 every two weeks in gas.

“When you’re a Hummer driver this really gets to be one of your priorities, which I think makes us different from other drivers.”

Benson said the people who are looking to off-load their Hummers due to high gas prices are those who never used them to their full capacity.

“The people who may have just bought into it for the name and now can’t afford the package, those are going to be the people who are selling them off,” he said. “For us, it’s an extension of our personalities.”