Have I missed the point?

A little confused by what is being achieved!

Everyday I drive to the train station and I get on public transport to get me to work. Most of the time the trains are late according to my watch. But in their book they are only late if it’s over 30 minutes. I don’t know who agrees this is the definition of late but they need to sort it out, as all they are doing is falsifying the figures. Every month I have to sell body parts to raise cash for the unfair fares they charge. Get people off the roads and into public transport say the government. But the fact it is so expensive, late, dirty and overcrowded is not an issue for them, how comes they never travel on it?

On to my main point, I was walking to work from the station and I spotted some kid who thought he was the dogs dangly bits. Now he had a baseball cap on sideways, a t-shirt on while it was snowing, a pair of jeans that didn’t seem to fit or he needed a belt. The jeans were around his thighs, the jeans were so tight that he was walking like a penguin in a plaster cast. His underpants were on show, I dare say they were from a Wal-Mart own brand and to top it of with a pair of trainers with the biggest tongue ever. I watched as he was having a conversation with his gangsta mate on the other end of the phone that was stuck to the side of his head. His other hand being used to give it the “massive like innit” hand signal, you know the one, where the flick of the wrist as if they are trying to free their fingers from the contents of the freshly cleaned nostrils. Anyway he waddled to his car and unlocked it. No central locking but it did have a large set of rims and a rubber band wrapped round them for a tyre. The car was the good old 10 year old Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 12v It only has 3 cylinders and 59bhp & top speed of 96mph, (I looked that bit up, figures correct when it was new). Ok, economical little town run around, but when it started up it was a treat. Firstly the white smoke signalled the engine was firing up, then there was mandatory revving of the engine to see if he could make more noise. Yep he could, the pea shooter of an exhaust was cleverly disguised as dustbin opening by the addition of the screw on tail pipe. I suspect he was running illegal exhaust as the noise was the sound of one hundred six inch nails in a washing machine. But I wasn’t to worry as the mobile disco sub produced enough noise to try and set the car alarm of behind it. Then when he had enough revs on he dumped the clutch and it sort of juddered away building to an impressive walking pace where he was now at full revs grabbing second gear, just in time to brake hard for the pedestrian crossing. Now what was that all about, dangerous driving as well? Perhaps he thought he looked cool, he did, it was minus 3 when I got out my car. Now, in my day it was how to make the engine run smooth, get more bhp and tune it up, improve the handling and give it a nice clean to look the part. Maybe evolution resulted in a newer generation of drivers that enjoy looking daft and driving like a nutter. So my question is, am I getting old (which I know I am), or is this a one off teenager that Charles Darwin would also be confused over?

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About One man and his Mustang

I'm just a man with a Classic 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe and a collection of tools that just keeps getting bigger in order to do the job right. I was lucky enough to drive a '66 convertible in the late 80's and I have never forgotten the sound, the thrill and the jealousy I had for that car. Now I have my own Coupe I can't wait for those feelings to come flooding back to me. This time it's different, I bought a dead car so I will bring her back to life with all my own hard work and help from a few good friends. Join me in this unique project of, blood (from the bashed knuckles), sweat (from the hard work) and the tears when it goes wrong! It will get there, It has too for my own sanity at least. That was what I first wrote when I started this blog along with the restoration. Now the car is complete I can confirm that there was indeed, blood, sweat and the odd tear. I now have the privilege to drive one of America's most recognised cars and a true Icon, the Ford Mustang. I'm still sane and would I do it again? Oh yes!
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3 Responses to Have I missed the point?

  1. Debbie says:

    Oh, I am so hoping that you will not be angry with me. When I am overweight do people criticize my eating. When I use a toothbrush on my wheels do people criticize my thoroughness. When I have more money than some so I can spend extra on … well… something trivial do people ask why I don’t give it to the poor. My point is… at this blokes lowest and most searchable point in his life he truly feels he is expressing himself. That’s how he feels. Even if we think he’s doing it to hack off society. Even if he doesn’t care about the norm. We car lovers think our machines are beautiful, polished, and beautiful music makers. How can any thing beautiful exist unless there is something to compare it to. We wouldn’t exist without the opposite of what we are. Self expression is good for everyone. He does what he does for some reason. We might want to criticize what he does, but can we really know what his reason is behind it. I am the forever optimist. Your words won’t change who he is, however I’m hoping that my words change your consideration of an individual that we don’t really know. To answer your question…you haven’t missed the point. You’re just sitting on a different side of the fence, the glass is half full, and people are good … somehow, even if they are not like us.

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    • Mart Dawson says:

      Totally agree with you. It was more of an observation how times have changed and the attitude that went with it. Perhaps a little harsh but considering how he was driving was dangerous, if his brakes had failed he would have hit somebody crossing the road. We are all different thankfully or it would be a dull world as you say. Perhaps he’s nice guy I doubt I will ever know, again a conflict here, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but first impressions count sometimes.
      As for the toothbrush cleaning, I do that too, much to the amusement of some.

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      • Debbie says:

        Great response Mart! This is blogging…sharing opinions…letting people talk out loud. I teach my students that an opinion is not something that can be proven right or wrong, it just is. Thanks for the great topic to share!

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