….Trucks that is. What were you thinking?
The last two weeks I’ve had big SUVs for rental cars. Two weeks ago I had a Nissan Pathfinder and this week I have a Ford Explorer. As much as I hate to admit it, I really like being in a big SUV - able to run over any small wildlife, pets, or small children that may happen to get in my way (not to mention fire hydrants and small cars! Weeee). I guess the 14 mpg that I am getting is just an annoying side effect.
Seriously though, even I’m shocked at how empowered being in a big truck makes me feel. I am a pretty eco-conscious guy. In fact, I was looking at solar panels last night for my as yet to be bought house in Phoenix. (I found a 2.0 kWh array for $10k…) I don’t take it to the extreme as some, but I am aware that the frequent trips to the gas pump can’t be horribly good on the environment. But, as my brother in law is undoubtedly thinking, driving a big SUV does make my man berries bigger - which is pretty much the reason that I do everything.
Am I alone here? Or, should I stock up on steel toed boots and start to kick puppies on a regular occasion to make my transition to bastard child of Mother Earth complete?