So here's the set up... Everyone knows I'm an Army recruiter in Shreveport, LA. So anyway, I am driving my government issued Pontiac G6, in my uniform headed back to my office. I have the windows down, and am stopped at a red light. This guy in a Ford pickup pulls up next to me, and tells me thank you for my service.
I say no problem, and try to enjoy the fact that I am about to switch cars and head home. He pulls off the light first, and I see it... the damn "Don't put my Flag on your Import" bumper sticker... I chuckle, cuz I own six vehicles and not one of them is from the "Big Three". I pull into my office parking lot, hop in my Titan, roll all the windows down, and call the wife to tell her I am on the way. I BS with her a minute, then my two year old son takes it to talk to me. I just hear "Hi Daddy!" when a horn goes off next to me at the red light... Guess who? Ford guy. I look over, and this guy begins to yell out of his window about how much he despises me, and how I am a disgrace to my uniform. I know everyone says soldiers all look the same, but WTF? It hasnt even been 10 minutes and you were telling me thank-you! I somehow kept my cool, even though this prick is cursing at the top of his lungs and my two year old is just listening... I just smile, flip the bird, pop on the AC and roll up my windows.
He thought he was gonna' follow me home, the whole time yelling and blowing his horn, but his POS 150 can't keep up with my Titan. I hate speeding around here, but that guy tweaked me wrong...
Now, had he ran into me before I became a recruiter, I would have probably driven my Titan (which by the way, is manufactured by American auto workers in a plant in Mississippi...) right through his piece of [shizzle] Ford.
But two years of having to deal with the public has really mellowed me out. I prefer to kiil the idiots with kindness now. I just wish I had my 12's in the back so I could have played some really raunchy rap that the next town could hear...
i get that a lot too - surprising in NY, but it still happens...
when i'm in the jeep i'll get all kinds of "made in america - yeah!" comments... and when i'm in the mazda its all "[fizzle] the japs, you asshole!"
meanwhile the mazda was made in one of the 3 big assembly plants that were ford/mazda co-operated during that era, and the jeep - while assembled in detroid, consists of parts manufactured almost entirely outside of the US.
idiots are everywhere... its hard to control yourself when around some self righteous (but poorly informed) jerkoff who feels it is his duty in life to mind someone elses business.
94 mx6 - you name it - I did it, came up with it, tried it and rejected it or just plain still have it. **Now in the caring hands of Chef** 93 mx3 - klze, i/h/e, rims and paint.. **FS - on a lift, has an engine, just need to put them together. I have no time. come buy it cheap. 98 jeep GC - 5.9L with bolt ons, lifted, locked. 32x10.5 Goodyear MTR winter/ 30x9.5 bfg ta/ko summer. Custom steel bumpers + armor. "the beast" 98 jeep GC - 5.9L with every bolt on + tune. My street jeep. small tires, but runs 13's
I would have whomped him for you...whether you wanted me to or not. Anyone who will verbally abuse a good soldier deserves it (and that has nothing to do with my political views, or lack thereof). Thumbs up for keeping your cool.
Originally Posted by concealer404
Keep in mind that i know nothing of the KLZE other than it's a 2.5 litre V6 that sounds like god.
I think there is a large "buy American" sentiment going around right now with the economy being down. I have no problem with that, but some people take it a little too far. You just have to be careful with these people because they may have weapons and they may be willing to use them. Be safe out there and don't upset the nuts any more than they already are.
BTW, my Dodge truck was made in Mexico while my Mazdas were all made here in the States. Go figure.
1988 MX-6 GT 5 speed White/ Burgundy interior
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins Quad Cab 4x4 Laramie Silver/Charcoal Leather
And some other misc. toys in the garage
Yeah, when my friend was in from Korea a few weeks ago, we were out in his STi, and smoked a brand new Camaro. The guy was all pissy because #1, he lost, and #2 his American muscle lost to an import. I just had to point out that the race was not American vs. Japan as he thought, but it was Canada vs. Japan... Bwahaha, he looked like he was going to cry.
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