Friday, October 14, 2005

What kind of car would you drive?

I was sitting at the light yesterday on my way home, and it struck me. Why do cops get a car for work? If your job is a policeman, fireman, busdriver, etc. you know exactly what you'll be driving for the rest of your life.

What if other jobs did that? What if the government made each profession drive a certain make, model, and color of car?

Unfortunately, people think (probably rightly so) that my occupation is bland, boring. This '94 white nissan (above) would probably be given to each of us. Very boring, very safe.

What car would your profession get? If you had known this in the beginning, would you have picked a different major in college?


Blogger BSC said...

I imagine PR foks would have somethig massive, like a Hummer or big pick-up, because we all think we're so damn important.

2:15 PM  
Blogger jimps said...

Nice post.

For a youth minister...
either an ice cream truck or a fifteen passenger van.

4:36 PM  
Blogger rebecca marie said...

mine is way too cliche. i'm a stay at home mom so it would have to be a mini-van.

never mind, that's toooo boring, so i'm not playing.

9:18 PM  
Blogger jimps said...

bye the way, are you from Odessa?

I was born in Odessa!

Great things come from Odessa, like me, and dirt!

11:24 AM  
Blogger The Future said...

No way, Jimps!

Yeah, I'm from Odessa. Born in Abilene, but moved to Odessa when I was 3.

It's a pretty nice place, I suppose. Can't say too much bad about it... When's the last time you've been back?

3:48 PM  
Blogger seth nichols said...

Jimps - youre right about the 15 passenger van but you forgot to say thats only for out of town trips with kids. We're not worthy of wasted gas for every day around town by ourselves, so we get bicycles. Actually, we get a bicycle allowance, which is really just our money designated from our paycheck for tax purposes.

9:22 AM  
Blogger jimps said...

Seth, you speak truth. That "allowance" thing has always mystified me. People talk about it like I get all this extra money for car, housing, library, insurance, etc. That's bullsh*t, they're just dividing my salary up and telling me how I can spend it.

Future, I've not been back in many years. I moved away from 'O' Town when I was a year old. I was born there but didn't do much living there.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Allison (Brackeen) Brown said...

I think us Education majors would probably get two choices, either the uncool, but in our pay grade ford taurus or a minivan. I have owned one and will probably own the other at some point, but what can I say I guess I'm not that cool... I have to say if you the government just gave out the cars for the job abd you didn't have to pay for them I might have changed my major!

3:41 PM  
Blogger The Future said...

Yo Brack!

Heard you had a birthday a couple of days ago... congrats!!

Say hi to the brown for us.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Jacque said...

hey Ali...start a blog about your trials and tribulations way out in the midwest. As a poor college instructor, I don't make enough money to have a "company car." But if I did, I would get a London taxicab. Versatile, cool, holds a lot of people...it would be wounderful!

11:07 AM  

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