Apparently, the color of my car says something about me. That’s what the distracting headline snagged me with when I signed on to my homepage.
I happen to drive a white car, which is supposed to mean I want to present a fresh, young, modern face to the outside world. It goes on further to say, that I have a sense of elegance, and that the color white is associated with honesty and purity.
Well now—that just cracks me up. I drive a white car because between the one we purchased and the other one on the lot, which was red by the way, the white one had all the features I was looking for. The red one did not.
I have never purchased a car with a color specific idea in mind. A car gets me from point A to point B. I would like one with air conditioning, but beyond that, I don’t really care. It is nice to have power steering, a heater, and electronic windows, but I can live without them.
In the past, the car meant for me to drive had to be a hauler. Three kids, with their friends, didn’t fit into a Toyota Corolla very easily. As most parents with multiple kids know, and will admit to it, our angelic children must be separated so that they can’t touch each other. For some reason, a child seems to have a larger personal zone in a vehicle than any other place—except the dinner table.
That’s why we got the minivan with the three rows of seats. Our daughter was placed in the very back and the two boys in the second row, with a bunch of crap placed in between them.
It didn’t matter what color the minivan was, because we all know what a minivan says about us. However, a minivan is my vehicle of choice. Next to a 1961 Volkswagen Beatle, I love driving minivans.
So, if in fact, the color of my car says something about me, I better get out there and wash the thing. It’s supposed to be white, but it’s covered in dirt, with outlines of cat prints, and fingerprints. I can guess what that says about me. I’m pretty sure it’s not young, fresh, elegant, or pure.
What interests me—who thinks up this stuff? Do people actually research what your car color says about you? If they do, how much do you think they get paid? Are they just pulling things from the air to write about? I can do that—-and if the pay is good—well hell…..