I think I just made a big faux pas as a single guy: I bought a minivan. :smack:
It seemed a good idea at a time. I like having a lot of headroom, and I have big stuff I want to transport often (recumbent bikes/trikes and telescopes). The Dodge Caravan handles so much better than a truck or full-size van, with better gas mileage. I didn’t think through the socio-economic factors though.
So how serious is the damage to my (potential) social life and is there any way to salvage it? Should I just pray that women will find me “safe” and approacheable?
When I was a senior in high school, I was sometimes allowed to borrow the family car. Which was, as you might imagine, a minivan. One time I was pulling into the parking lot with it and one of my friends said, “Hey, you’ve got a f**k truck!”
Well dear, one day I was cycling in the park, and I saw a sturdy young man loading his telescope and his recumbent bicycle into a minivan. I felt Cupid’s arrow pierce my heart and so using my feminine wiles I pretended my bicycle was having mechanical problems, and he came over to help. I offered to make him veggie lasagna for his efforts, and one year later you were born.
Put a bicycle rack on the roof, scatter National Park parking permits around the dash, and keep the beast covered in mud at all times. That way it will look like you at least go places and do things that…nope. You are still going to look like a poofter.
** scr4**, Im affraid I’m gonna have to revolke your man card.
Article 16 paragraph 2 in the rule book for men CLEARLY states:
*… Any man needing a vehicle to transport a large number of items, must buy a truck any man caught violating this rule will be subject to one year probation which will include having his right to stand-up and pee at the same time suspended. *
Haven’t you ever seen that Toyota commercial?? The one where the guy is talking to the lady about how great his min-van is and then says something to the effect of “I hope someday to find a good woman to marry and have babies with” and the woman says something to the effect of “your single? where did you come from? are there more of you?”
Any woman who is looking for a relationship and finds a nice, decent, wonderful man and then finds out he drives a minvan and breaks up with said man…doesn’t deserve you!