Yup, it had to be a Friday afternoon when I thought about posting this. The Straight Dope’s 614th Mitzvot, I guess; ask questions about Judaism close to or during Shabbat.
Anyhow, leaving the Yom Kippur closing service yesterday night, I noticed that among the hundreds and hundreds of cars in the synagogue parking lot, only two were pickups. Yes, I thought to myself “let’s count pickups!”, because their rarity struck me as odd; especially after spending the previous week down in Texas.
One might say “Well, not too many Jews work in the trades, so they don’t need pickup trucks”, but many pickup truck owners don’t use them as work vehicles; they’re just regular daily drivers.
So, why don’t you see Jews in pickup trucks? Thinking about it, I’ve never seen an Asian or Asian Indian behind the wheel of a pickup, either. (Then again, in Doperland, there’s probably plenty of Jews that will drive pickups, synagogue parking lots resemble GMC dealerships, and it’s Texans that are the ones driving mostly BMW, Acura and Buick sedans.)