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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Why MoC Drives an SUV

DovBear on the men who own SUVs:

It's long been my opinion that a man who lives on a cul-de-sac only purchases a giant car for ego and image purposes. In the suburbs they serve no other purpose.
He then equates the use of tables in shuls with the ownership of SUVs (I don't get it either):

In a shul full of tables a yeshiva alum who hasn't read a word of Aramic in 20 years can pretend that he's unmarried, unruined and immersed in the study of Torah; behind the wheel of an SUV, its owner can pretend that he's something other than overweight, middle-aged and far less virol then he once was.
Finally, he guesses which bloggers 'certainly don't drive SUVs' and includes me in that category (while throwing in that he thinks I probably do daven in a shul with tables). Well, DB, wrong and wrong.

I bought a 2006 GMC Envoy last year. I plead guilty to everything DB charges about SUV owners except the overweight and less virol part.

After owning 5 Dodge Caravans over a 20 year period while our four kids were growing up, I simply had enough. I was 50 years old and I was not buying another minivan. Wasn't happening. I would have just bought a full size car but then the Baby appeared on the scene and we needed a bigger vehicle.

I know it's idiotic to own an SUV in the Five Towns. I admit it. But, I have to say, it's a very cool car. Bose stereo. Steering wheel controls. Onstar and everything. The fact that it costs me $80 to fill up and that I need to stop for gas every ten minutes is annoying, for sure. But it's a very cool car. So sue me.



  • At 7:42 AM, Blogger tnspr569 said…

    How did you decide on the GMC?

  • At 12:02 PM, Blogger Uberimma said…

    And it gets you to the OHEL dinners on time.

  • At 12:34 PM, Blogger DovBear said…

    SUVs are just ridiculous. Sort of like tables in shuls and black and white cookies that are neither black nor white.


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