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October 26, 2005

auto-judgment and self-esteem

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 8:01 pm

carCoupeG Ann Althouse asks “Is she judging you by your car?” and a bus-full of folk left comments for her.

I’ve always:

(1) figured a woman who would be impressed by a flashy or expensive car is not my soulmate, and should preferably dump me early;

(2) felt sort of sorry for guys who need a blingy car to feel good about themselves.

(3) considered that the interior of a car can be a good clue to a couple’s clutter/litter compatibility potential.

 

Naturally, I’m waiting for autophile Steve Bainbridge to weigh in.

[Related NYT article, "SM w/SUV ISO SF w/Cnvtble for LTR, Poss

Grg Share," by Matt Richtel, Oct. 26, 2005.]

 

luxury car–
a sparrow’s quiet
thump

 

checking the driver
as I pass a car
just like mine

……………………. by John Stevenson from Some of the Silence

cycle tour –
wiping up with
yesterday’s map

Matt Morden, Morden Haiku (Oct. 22, 200

pickup g

traffic jam
a plastic dog
keeps on nodding

…………………………………………. Yu Chang- Upstate Dim Sum ((2002/I)

mud-spattered pickup-
four dogs watch
the tavern door

………………………………. Billie WilsonThe Heron’s Nest (Feb. 2001)

 

 

 

hitchhiking
an orange moth fills
the emptiness of Texas

………………………………..

 

ed markowskiMainichi News (Sept. 2005)

 

 

first date –
her eyes linger
on the rusted fender

 

 

…………….. by dagosan [Oct. 25, 2005]

trikeN


 

3 Comments

  1. david,
    i didn’t want to clog the comment box with
    inappropriate haiku related blather, but i must
    say, “first date” is excellent. here’s another
    auto deluxe haiku… / signs of spring / the
    rumble / of a muscle car

    Comment by ed markowski — October 26, 2005 @ 8:49 pm

  2. I agree. Wonderful stuff, David.

    andrew

    Comment by Andrew Riutta — October 27, 2005 @ 1:06 am

  3. hey nice stuff david.
    i too agree with you and feel sorry for such things,
    another way to get rid of such things is to boost self esteem.
    keep up the good work,
    james

    Comment by esteemer — March 12, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

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