opinion on practicality
from a Subie driver
It was kinda funny, ya know?
It was a few months after I bought Monster Tweety that one of the neighbors felt
the need to comment on my purchase. Now, this particular person generally
doesn't have a lot to say, but she's one of the few persons in the neighborhood
who doesn't spend most of her time trying to be a jerk to everyone else. I
figure this makes her OK in my book. So
she says to me, " I really like your Jeep, but it's so impractical." (???) Keep
in mind this person drives a Subaru Forester, you know the one they marketed as
a Sport Utility Wagon? (pretty much says it all for me.) I remember thinking,
"Impractical like the time the Monster got me home during the Hurricane Ivan
floods when most folks on the roads were trying to keep from floating away? Like
when it snows and everyone else is sitting at home watching the Weather Channel
so they can figure out when they can go out again? Like when the snow plow
driver tries to put a wall of snow next to the Monster, and I don't have to even
break out a shovel to get out? (and I never bother to shovel out parking spaces
for the same reason, which kinda jerks off some of the neighbors) Now, I don't
have as much cargo room as her Subie, and the Monster certainly doesn't get
the gas mileage that hers does. But I believe that practicality is
relative. I'll take go-anywhere, anytime capability over her idea of
practicality (whatever that may be) anytime. As a side note, after we got the
KJ, she told me that she really liked the Liberty. HMMMM.
You know, I can hardly wait for winter to come.