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jrg77
jrg77 New Reader
3/27/10 3:43 a.m.

One, if he like cool cars and she thinks cars are an appliance she should be replaced. Two, if she can't keep a good driving record he should not be on the hook to support her recklessness. Three, the sexiest thing in the world is a girl that can heel and toe as good as any guy can. It means she "gets it".

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
3/27/10 6:12 a.m.

I have to agree with Hess. Also, something which concerns me: the GTI is Ian's prized possession. She treats it like an appliance and through indifference did serious damage. If the tables were turned, I bet she'd be a lot less indifferent, know what I mean?

That type of attitude really worries me.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/27/10 7:14 a.m.

I don't know how many people here have driven in NYC.. but it can be a pretty scary place. Several lanes of traffic all going in one direction, taxis, cops, bicyclists, and trucks all beside, behind, or in front of you. Some of the signs are downright confusing, and of course there are all those odd streats that do not adhere to the grid pattern.

There is a reason NYC was just voted the Number 1 city for road rage... and this does not even factor in the poor maintance on their overworked streets.

If I were the owner of the GTI.. I would get a garage either in Jersey, on the island, or in westchester county to keep the car in (probably on the island) and just use public trans for the day to day stuff

wbjones
wbjones HalfDork
3/27/10 7:29 a.m.

she better be really good at a whole bunch of stuff... otherwise she doesn't sound like a keeper to me

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim HalfDork
3/27/10 7:56 a.m.
Jensenman wrote: I have to agree with Hess. Also, something which concerns me: the GTI is Ian's prized possession. She treats it like an appliance and through indifference did serious damage. If the tables were turned, I bet she'd be a lot less indifferent, know what I mean? That type of attitude really worries me.

A-men to that.

I think that a spouse won't necessarily have to share all your interests but she'll at least have to respect that you might care about certain things that doesn't really care about and treat them that way.

My wife knows that I like cars and bikes, she likes them too but doesn't like driving much. She'd only drive one of my cars in an emergency if I wasn't able to drive and would be worried that she'd damage it as she's not used to them. But I do know that she would treat them with respect, which is all I ask for. We all screw up from time to time but I'd only get upset if it was because she didn't care, if it's because she cared about the car but couldn't handle it I should've got her training or at least helped her get familiar with it.

Wally
Wally SuperDork
3/27/10 9:41 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: I don't know how many people here have driven in NYC.. but it can be a pretty scary place. Several lanes of traffic all going in one direction, taxis, cops, bicyclists, and trucks all beside, behind, or in front of you. Some of the signs are downright confusing, and of course there are all those odd streats that do not adhere to the grid pattern.

That is mostly Manhattan. Once you move out into Queens and Brooklyn most people have cars

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/27/10 11:41 a.m.

this is true... I do remember scaring the hell out of a passenger in one of the trucks I used to drive. We were heading up to flushing and I was doing 60+ on the BQE in traffic.. I never saw a black man turn so pale before in my life

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
3/29/10 9:26 a.m.
Jensenman wrote: I have to agree with Hess. Also, something which concerns me: the GTI is Ian's prized possession. She treats it like an appliance and through indifference did serious damage. If the tables were turned, I bet she'd be a lot less indifferent, know what I mean? That type of attitude really worries me.

Know what you mean. Ian played that card over the weekend; you treat my property with the same respect you have for me. You must not respect me.
Didn't go well.

He's thinking about selling the GTi. If he can break even and send it down the road, fine. She has some kind of Hyuandai sitting in Daddy's driveway, she can't affor to insure it. If Daddy gives or sells it to him cheap, then here, scuff the rims of Hyundai on the curb all day long. He also puts car payment money in his pocket.

Dan

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/29/10 9:31 a.m.

I am not really sure she is a keeper....

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim Dork
3/29/10 10:20 a.m.
914Driver wrote: Know what you mean. Ian played that card over the weekend; you treat my property with the same respect you have for me. You must not respect me. Didn't go well.

Any sign of her understanding what the issue is? 'cos that doesn't sound too good.

914Driver wrote: He's thinking about selling the GTi. If he can break even and send it down the road, fine. She has some kind of Hyuandai sitting in Daddy's driveway, she can't affor to insure it. If Daddy gives or sells it to him cheap, then here, scuff the rims of Hyundai on the curb all day long. He also puts car payment money in his pocket.

That doesn't really solve the problem of her playing full-size bumper cars in real traffic, though, does it?

This looks to me like he's giving in to her indifference on topics that he cares about. Is he sure that he's not going to regret that sooner rather than later?

While I think we'll all end up with a certain amount of "yes, dear", this puts up all sorts of warning flags.

I think mad_machine has a point, sorry to say that.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
3/29/10 10:35 a.m.

It's not bumpercars, just an issue with curbs and a general nonchelonce with cars. Other than that it's his call. He got his patience from his mother, not from me. She's a nice girl, a doctor, cooks and knows wine. There are worse head cases to delve into.

Dan

WilD
WilD Reader
3/29/10 10:38 a.m.
914Driver wrote: She's ... a doctor, cooks and knows wine.

berkeley cars, she is a keeper. Sounds like a real sugar momma, I wish my wife made doctor money and could support me. She cooks as well? Isn't that every mans dream?

(I'm only half joking)

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
3/29/10 10:47 a.m.

Wally
Wally SuperDork
3/29/10 11:45 a.m.

That explains it, few people drive as poorly as doctors.

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
3/29/10 4:27 p.m.

Is the Hyundai the car she can't afford to insure?

What car does SHE have?

Again, I am all about making the GTi your daily autocrosser and letting her drive your old Ranger ;)

96DXCivic
96DXCivic Dork
3/29/10 5:18 p.m.

Now to put in my useless contribution.

Why can't women drive?

B/c there is no road between the kitchen and bedroom.

Ducks and runs for cover.

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
3/29/10 5:20 p.m.

My maternal grandmother was a drag racer and got me hooked on cars. Real women can drive... it's the other ones that you gotta look out for.

wbjones
wbjones HalfDork
3/29/10 5:26 p.m.
John Brown wrote: Is the Hyundai the car she can't afford to insure? What car does SHE have? Again, I am all about making the GTi your daily autocrosser and letting her drive your old Ranger ;)

I know not all Dr.'s make huge $ , but not enough to insure a Hyundai ?

school loans etc. I'm guessing ....

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
3/30/10 5:56 a.m.
John Brown wrote: Is the Hyundai the car she can't afford to insure? What car does SHE have? Again, I am all about making the GTi your daily autocrosser and letting her drive your old Ranger ;)

She has the unregistered Hyundai. She ain't driving anything of mine!

2Tonic
2Tonic New Reader
3/31/10 4:33 p.m.

ok, this is the rich daughter of LI money who broke up with your son when he was accused of sexual harrassment. Now they're engaged? she's got no respect for your son's stuff but he thinks it's going to get better? this sounds like dysfunction on both sides... You seem cool man, but wow. It's all ok because she's a doctor (MD? PhD? Chiropractor?) somebody's got weird priorities, unless they're counting on making out alimony-wise. or if he's going to off her.

you yankees are nuts

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
4/1/10 5:46 a.m.
2Tonic wrote: ok, this is the rich daughter of LI money who broke up with your son when he was accused of sexual harrassment. Not true. Now they're engaged? she's got no respect for your son's stuff but he thinks it's going to get better? He believes that anyone is trainable and deserves a second chance. this sounds like dysfunction on both sides... You seem cool man, but wow. It's all ok because she's a doctor (MD? PhD? Chiropractor?) Psychology - Psychyatry Yeah, that makes it worse. somebody's got weird priorities, unless they're counting on making out alimony-wise. or if he's going to off her. Yankees are nuts? you yankees are nuts

Perhaps I do give out too much personal information.

Dan

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
4/1/10 6:13 a.m.
914Driver wrote:
John Brown wrote: Is the Hyundai the car she can't afford to insure? What car does SHE have? Again, I am all about making the GTi your daily autocrosser and letting her drive your old Ranger ;)
She has the unregistered Hyundai. She ain't driving anything of mine!

Store the GTi, Register the Hyundai under Ians name, Buy a set of spare wheels and tires and be ready to start swapping them out. When both cars are paid off sell the one of higher value to repair the Hyundai.

WilD
WilD Reader
4/1/10 9:38 a.m.
914Driver wrote: Psychology - Psychyatry Yeah, that makes it worse.

I retract my above endorsement. I thought you meant she was a doctor doctor, not a head shrinker.

Tommy Suddard
Tommy Suddard SonDork
4/1/10 10:09 a.m.
96DXCivic wrote: Now to put in my useless contribution. Why can't women drive? B/c there is no road between the kitchen and bedroom. Ducks and runs for cover.

You're driving along at the speed limit, and a woman walks out in front of you. You hit her. Who's fault is it?

Your's. You shouldn't have been driving in the kitchen.

captain_napalm
captain_napalm Reader
4/1/10 10:19 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: honestly, if I lived in NYC.. I would probably not even own a car. There is just no reason to

In Manhattan, sure, but the other 4 boros it's a good idea to have one. When I worked in Westchester, it was a 30-45 min commute by car, same commute using mass transit would run me 2.5 hours.

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