Another day, another drive

In general, people see driving as a chore – a necessary task that must be completed to get them from one location to another. Of course, public transportation is always an option (but really, who wants to sit next to smelly people on a bus – because people are always smelling on buses), but the majority of the population own a car and drive it everyday. But they don’t enjoy it.

Now, this baffles me.

First of all, why would you buy something you didn’t like? I’ve met plenty of people who shrug their shoulders and make a strange farting noise with their mouths (which is never a positive thing) when I ask them why they chose the model of car they did. Um, would you have the same reaction if I asked you why you bought the house you did?

A car is no small purchase, and to be so casual and crass about the whole affair is almost insulting – to those who actually care about their cars and the automotive industry in general. How can you not care?!

Alright, I understand the monetary constraints and the need to buy a vehicle that’s simply going to get you from point A to point B without breaking down and be good on gas and fit your groceries and your puggle in the back seat, but there’s a bit more to it than that.

Just as you choose a specific style of clothing to wear, a haircut to have, the colour of paint on your walls at home, your furniture, even your pets; everything reflects on you as a person – your personality. So, really, what is that white Hyundai Accent saying about the MMA fighter who just squeezed out of it in the parking lot?

If it’s all about personality, you say, then of course we all have 911 Turbo attitudes or Lamborghini behaviours so we must have to drive those. Well, aren’t you clever? Of course, we can all aspire to reach these vehicular desires, but in general our personalities can be adequately expressed with everyday, affordable rides.

Driving isn’t a chore, and if it is, then you’re driving the wrong car. Driving should be considered an adventure, a journey, a trip – even if you’re driving the same route you do everyday. Do you get annoyed when you put on the same pair of sunglasses everyday? No, because you know they make you look good and they suit you.

And so should your car.

Drive on,
– M.

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~ by drivingmsmiranda on March 22, 2010.

2 Responses to “Another day, another drive”

  1. nice picture… !

  2. Yeah, I don’t know how I ever managed to find such a talented photographer to work with … lucky me.

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