Friday, December 11, 2009

Beauty and Muscle - at a Price

The Guy bought a shiny new black truck.  He may let May-B drive it when she gets older.  Or after HE puts the first dent or scratch in it.  I saw on MSN website the other day that of the Top 10 Gas guzzlers in North America, it ranks 9th. 



 

 

10 comments:

  1. It's the same as his last truck so I don't think it's a problem. The interior is a really nice black. I love it. I drove it once - backing it from the driveway to park on the street. That was enough.

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  2. Ever since I was a teenager, I've had this torrid affair with trucks. The men who drive them too, but the real arousal factor is the truck.

    Put me in a truck and I'll surprise you with how I can handle my rig!

    p.s. I'm mentally still in the land of the dead. This is just my ghost rising.

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  3. My first thought is that The Guy is a bit "middle-age crazy." Why the need for all the muscle and chrome? And what about the fuel economy?

    I guess you can tell I'm not a cowboy.

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  4. MB - not a problem unless you take it for long hauls. If you did, it might be pulling a camper so you need the muscle.
    Dana - good to see you back. I knew you were a truckin' woman.
    Rob - trucks are part of the prairie psyche and if you sit in the middle you are a real cowboy - you don't have to drive OR open gates.

    I have been annoyed at all the black monster SUVs and expensive cars with totally black windows in Ukraine (conspicuous consumption), then I go to Canada and see all these huge pickups and think hmmmm...

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  5. It truly is part of the prairie psyche. My husband's jacked up diesel truck was the first thing that caught my attention... I even found a t-shirt that said "I don't fall for pickup lines I fall for pickup trucks" and wore it during our wedding rehearsal.

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  6. Our car recently collided with such a truck after it lost control on an icy bridge. Still driving the car though and still getting more than double the mileage.

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  7. big trucks and big dogs should live in the country or help friends move. i have little respect for shiny big trucks with no dents, rust, manure, or any signs of work. I like trucks, but not as fashion accessories. not saying MB's is, but i live in cow town...

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  8. Next time you are in Regina, rub mud and manure all over the Guy's shiny black truck. He will probably appreciate the added authenticity.

    Is your car repaired yet?

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