I love cars. I like going to car shows to look at the craftmanship of the old muscle cars, and the new sleek designs of the modern cars. When I am driving with my wife and I see a nice car I’ll say something like: “wow…do you know what it took to make that thing? It’s got over 500 horsepower under that hood…”
Her reaction is a blank stare. Or even a sly remark, “I just don’t care honey, a car is a car…”
This irks me to no end. My wife drives a very nice one of these and doesn’t even care that it is an extremely efficient machine that will run for a very long time. I think she just likes the way it looks, and could care less about the reason it drives so well.
The other day we were hiking in north Phoenix at Squaw Peak. When we came down from the trail there was one of these parked in the parking lot, I was completely awestruck when I saw it. I had to take a closer look. When my wife saw me walking over towards it she got agitated saying that she just wanted to go, and that it was just some dumb car… Or something along those lines.
Some dumb car huh?? an 06’ Bentley is not some dumb car!
So can anyone shed some light on this phenomenon? I know it is not just a guy thing…as I know women who love autos (granted they are in a slight minority) so what is it? Any doper women want to shed some light on this? Or doper guys? Any guys deal with the same problem?