i was driving home this afternoon (i had an interesting meeting with
now i was in the exit lane (there was a large traffic jam ahead and i figured that it would be a good time to find a different route), and he was not, but we were not moving at freeway speeds by any stretch of the imagination, so i rolled down my window and he shouted something that i presumed was something along the lines of “what does your car say?” – which is the only reason anybody says anything to me while i’m driving – so i said that it was “the names of ganesha” – because i was driving and had to keep my eyes on the road, and besides, i had enough problems hearing him that i figured he would not be able to hear much more than that anyway. he responded with something along the lines of “who’s that?”, to which i replied “the Hindu God of Removing Obstacles”. he responded “a Hindu God?” to which i replied “yes!”
and here’s the part that makes me really wonder why he even bothered at all. his reply to my statement that it was a Hindu God was to say “it sounds like a demon to me”. by this time, i had reached my exit, so i just said “whatever” and headed on down the exit ramp…
if it really sounds like a demon to him, does he think that telling me will cause me suddenly to change my mind and completely repaint my car? sure, it’s interesting artwork, but if he really thinks it is a demon, then why did he risk his life and mine trying to have a “conversation” about it, while driving down the freeway? does he think that his telling me that it is a demon will make any impression on me? i mean, it’s not as though i decided one day to put some mysterious looking writing on my car, without regard to what its meaning is? and it’s not as though i just slapped it on my car any old how… it is actually something that took a fair amount of time and skill. and it’s something that i have actually put on my web site, and painted the URI on my car, so that i don’t have to have long, involved conversations with people who aren’t in my car while i’m driving, so it’s obviously something that i’ve thought about a good deal, not just some whim that i decided to act on one day…
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Yeah, but that’s an awful lot of demons to have around you at all times. No wonder they go mad – it’s an acute case of religious paranoia.
Your car is too cool!
my impression is that, to a “christian”, anything that doesn’t fit into their narrowly defined category of things that are “christian”, from the goat of mendes to the teletubbies, is a demon by definition, regarless of its source.
An apt picture to point out. Still, I want to know where he gets the idea that the car or the names of Ganesha look like demons. Unless he’s slightly synesthetic?
i don’t think this guy would go anywhere where artcars are on display to begin with… he would probably find something to complain about even with “Rev. Bill’s Vacation Bible Camp”:
That is rather bizarre. Why would someone want to have a conversation like that on the road. Better to have it while it’s being displayed at an art car show or something like that.
What a fucking moron.
How’s the saying go? “Make something idiot proof and they’ll invent a better idiot.”
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