Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Honk If You Saw Me Waving

Over the last couple of months some of my friends have pointed out how unfriendly I look when I'm driving.
I keep telling them, "I'm not trying to be rude, I'm focused!!"
I've usually got too much going on in my car (listening to supposedly satanic NPR & telling my kids, "Is it really worth fighting about?") for me to be scanning the other cars for friends to wave at.
Also, I don't have a nameless van or SUV like so many of my friends. I have an embarrassingly recognizable Buick Regal whose headlights are literally glued in place. Between that and the "Bush/Cheney 2004" sticker ya can't miss me. At least back when I used to drive the Rodeo it was less noticable.

I get tailgated semi-frequently which I am assuming is because of the aformentioned bumper sticker. I HATE bumper stickers. If you want to make a permanent statement, do it in a tattoo instead of a sticker that may hurt your chances of selling the car or will get you flipped off for you opinion.

I also get many horrified looks in the Buick (especially by pedestrians) who must assume that I caused the 2 accidents that permanently mangled my car's front. Which I didn't, my hubby had 2 accidents that were really no fault accidents.

Anyone else have a recognizable car?


MommyKnows said...

Haha ... this made me laugh.

Boring old van in my drive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Mama Bear said...


Well my truck is really only recognable by my bumper stickers. ;) I drive a forrest green Ford F150. Nothing out of the ordinary in Oklahoma... but add on a US Army Sticker, a BIG Browning (hunting brand) sticker, a Harlet Davidson sticker ... then of course one saying "Plastic bags blow... bring your own bags." HAHA! I've recieved a few odd looks.

Raven said...

I used to drive a Honda civic with no rear bumper. When I was out and about, everyone I know knew where I was.