I received several thought provoking comments about the Cyrsti's Condo "Quote of the Day" post about the woman I saw in a bright yellow Camaro convertible heading down the the street with her matching visor cap. One from Pat: I think that in many ways men and women relate to their cars differently. For my wife she needs a car that provides a sense of comfort and security. Good old reliable, never fail, transportation.
Plus a couple others I agreed with- mentioned she probably had her matching tennis shoes and bag to complete the outfit also!
Certainly, men and women do relate to their cars different. Right or wrong, back in the day, most guys of my age were fairly certain a cool car was a necessity for dating a cool girl. It seemed to work, but since I never achieved the "cool" guy or girl status- who knows.
I am a big believer though since females are the birth gender of the species, they have the opportunity to experience a more layered existence. If and when they grow into women, no - a car, a boat, a jet ski or a yacht is not the center of their universe. But, a man with any or all of the toys I mentioned, just may be worth sneaking a peak at.
I am going to assume the person in the car was a woman (not a female) and was doing everything right if she was flipping the courting ritual (and she was.) First and foremost, the color of the car and her hair (blond) were attention getters, then add in the make and model of the car and the end result was- men watched and women hated.
You could just see the "bitch, slut and whore" look of disdain in their eyes, before they turned around and saw their hubbies drooling.
How did I feel? It's cool to be transgender. I had a fairly decent sense of why each side felt the way they did. Both genders are hard wired certain ways and women do have more wires-by nature. If a transgender man or woman has spent any length of time as their birth gender, they work long and hard to get a new system of wires connected.
From a simple car quote, I had no idea this idea could go as far as it did-plus it could go so much farther.
I can only say that this girl at this age looks for lots of security and adequate comfort in her car - to go have fun!