Friday, April 20, 2007

SUV


A friend of mine who is more environmentally and socially active than most, recently told me not to feel guilty. I do not recall exactly what we were talking about but it was something like recycling or eating meat or kicking strangers. Which brings me to my new car. In my defense, it is more efficient and gets better mileage than my old car - a little Toyota pick up truck. I feel like I have to defend my new car, which is kind of like feeling guilty but I stopped feeling guilty because of the friend mentioned above. If I bought a Subaru that gets the same mileage I believe there would be less criticism from SUV haters. What if I put a sticker that says, "I am Changing the Earth's Climate, Ask Me How," on the back?

5 comments:

SA said...

Did you sell the truck? Just curious. What yr is our new car?

jonathan said...

They actually took it for a trade in, which was good because it needed a lot of little things fixed - tail light, rearview mirror, muffler and it idled too high.
2001

Petey Santeeny said...

Putting stickers on your car reduces it's value, let them hate. Plus, that would just be asking for attention, something a blog doesn't do at all.

Docshiva said...

Your new car is beautiful!! Congratulations. It will come in handy in the snow. Both the snow that will occur as a normal result of winter, and the snow from the global winter that will follow the collapse of the Atlantic conveyer that will be caused by the global warming that will someday be linked to the sale of one last straw-that-broke-the-environment's-back SUV somewhere in the US in April of 2007. Could be anybody's, there's no telling, really. I'm truly very happy that you got cool new wheels. Well, I have to get back to separating some hydrogen from some recycled water molecules so I can make our toaster carbon-neutral.

Dennis Plummer said...

Good for Doc Shive. I've always wondered what percent of the global warning is being caused by breakfast toast. (Maybe if everyone just set the darkness meter a little lighter, collectively we could make a real dent.)