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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

White Truck Wednesday: 8.28.13

   My theory, as most do, began simply as an observation, sparked by an annoyance.
   Driving Metroplex freeways - mainly 75 south from Collin County toward Dallas - I began noticing more and more a certain type of vehicle causing me the most anxiety. The white pickup.
   White trucks riding cars' bumpers, the drivers regularly pounding on their steering wheels for traffic to part for their apparently more important path. White trucks dangerously swerving in and out of congestion, often illegally using the shoulder as their personal passing lane. And white trucks, manned by a single driver, arrogantly and unlawfully using the HOV lane.
   Consider this my weekly ode to white trucks, the most aggressive, dangerous and soulless vehicles on our roadways ...

   Not sure exactly who (or what) Brie Cadman is, but he/she/it is hired. On the spot.
   I get texts and emails and Tweets regularly alerting me to White Truck This or White Truck That. Received a link to Brie's web site last week and an item about vehicles' "tells" totally echoes what I've been chirping about for years.
   According to study at the University of California-Davis, the drivers of white pickups are ... Status-seekers ... Dissatisfied with their lives ... Lower education ...
   Nailed it.
   The full Monty:
   Pickup drivers don't like high-density living situations and are more likely to be dissatisfied with their lives. They tend to be workaholics, have lower education, be full-time employees, have service-related jobs, and be middle-income.
   As for what the color of your vehicle says about you:
   White: status seekers, gregarious
   Black: aggressive personality, rebel
   Silver: cool, calm, may be a loner
   Green: reactive
   Yellow: idealistic
   Blue: introspective, reflective, and cautious
   Red: someone who is full of energy and pizzazz
   Cream: contained and controlled
   I rest my case. Until next week.
   Now on to this week's White Truck Wackiness ...

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  1. "White: status seekers, gregarious"

    Odd since white trucks are most commonly service trucks and company fleet vehicles so they don't even choose the color.

  2. Sssshhhhhh. You don't want RW to have to make this a rational weekly time waste, to you? If any of this white truck stuff made any sense (i.e., was in any way valid), he'd have to write an actual column 4 instead of 3 days per week (Whitt's End, that is, RW's written version of The Two Minute Drill, doesn't count, either).

  3. You are quoting a study from UC Davis, the same place where they thought it would be a good idea infected brains with bowel bacteria to cure cancer. (Whoops why get any approval before trying that!?!?!? Small detail when they die of sepsis) I would be very, very cautious of any study coming from there. Bill2455

    1. to infect brains bad grammar Bill2455

  4. Do people actually read this drivel every week???

  5. What color is prevalent among attention-starved middle-aged whiny egotistical yuppies with the small-man complex? That wasn't mentioned in the "study." In other words, what color is your vehicle, Richie?

    And still with the Honda Ridgeline? I'm certain even those who laugh with you and not at you think that is lame. Get a picture of yourself with a REAL TRUCK! lmao.....