Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Zoom, Zoom

I'm still off chasing a new bigger fish to hold up and dangle in my avatar, but I didn't wanna leave you high and dry, so here is another vintage (sounds better than retread or rerun) post that you may not have read.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The world is full of 'Em

How come you rarely see a Porsche with tinted windows? I'll give you my opinion later but for now let me tell you about my ride into town this morning.

I'm sitting at a stop light listening to the radio when I hear this engine revving over and over. I glance to my right and there is this guy staring at me like a sixteen-year-old boy out on a Friday night in his dad's car. Only this guy was in his mid-fifties at the very least. With a salt and pepper beard, he looked like a college professor. He revved the engine again and grinned at me. Now I'm not much of a car guy, so while I realize he's driving some kind of silver sports car, I didn't pick up on the fact it was a Porsche, until the light turned green and he took off squealing his tires. He made it all of about three blocks before we hit another red light.

Again, the same routine only this time I smiled and shook my head at his pathetic attempt to relive some bygone dream of his. This time a car turned right off the side street just as the light turned green so I'm out in front while he is stuck behind traffic. Now keep in mind I was only doing about thirty five or forty miles an hour. Not trying to race this character, I was just trying to get home to get on the computer and do some work.

The idiot catches me in half a mile or so, pulls up beside me, grins like a shit-eating monkey, and shoots off like rocket, obviously proud to have outran me and my 1997 Chevy Blazer with his brand new, sticker-still-on-the-window, sleek, silver Porsche.

That's when it occurs to me. People who buy these kind of cars don't tint the windows because then the whole world wouldn't be able to look at them and whisper, Oooh look at the guy. What they don't realize is our next thought ... Wonder what he's compensating for?

11 comments:

the walking man said...

At one time I was a Porsche mechanic...yes the owners are all full of themselves and yes they are chick magnets for the vapid set...but I will say this...the first time I drove one ('84 928) over 140 MPH I did get an erection...and no I didn't go looking for a woman during that ride...my lover on that day was the incredible silver beast.

Bina said...

I love the walking man's comment!

Ya know, I purposely don't look at people in expensive cars but that gives them attention they so desparately want. And really? I could give a flying crap what car someone drives, for the most part.

My first boyfriend had a chevy chevelle and I swear to you, ever single time we went anywhere, he got a flat tire! Planned? No. Cause he would get out and immediately change it.

Lauren said...

Good luck with the fishing :). This is a great vintage post. So true! It's so funny when the drivers peal off the line only to be stopped by the next red light. I always chuckle to myself at that :)

Melissa Marsh said...

Hahaha - I have the same thought when I see older guys and cars like that.

PurpleClover said...

I used to love pulling up to Jags and Porche's with my Saturn SL2 4 door sport-sedan and rev my engine. They always, ALWAYS took me up on the offer.

I always knew I would win but I felt like I needed to give them a little boost of the ego. Because apparently they needed it. :)

If only I had known better.

PurpleClover said...

LOL, I meant "I always knew they would win" not me...hahaha.

Ello said...

Travis - good luck fishing. I told da man you are out fishing and he got such a glazed fanatic look on his face. scared me. I think he needs a fishing trip real soon.

Charles Gramlich said...

Yeah, I figure you got the tinted window thing "just" right.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Laughing!.....

pattinase (abbott) said...

Gosh, it's all ready Thursday where you are. What's the weather like?

Cloudia said...

I always wonder the SAME thing!!
Aloha

Walking Man does some great writing in comments, doesn't he!