Please stop trying to run me off the road and telling me to "get my piece of trash cardboard box off the road," and to "go back to my own country you fucking Arab." As a life long member and founder of the whitest white guy club, I find myself torn between incredulity and anger that for some reason that the used 2008 low mileage Scion xB that I bought is the subject for so much road rage. It can't be my looks alone, as I've walked and ridden the bus all over town for 3.5 years and had my bad ass beard for over a year now.
Just because I can use my skin in Walmart's paint department in place of a white colour sample, and my bad ass beard is intimidating. But really, I'm being mistaken for an Arab just because I'm driving a black Japanese import car? Wat? Maybe I need a black trench coat or leather coat?
I guess I should have taken my friends' advice and bought a cheaper POS from one of them instead. I could have gotten a 200k white Chevy impala for $4k. Sure he's never changed the oil, but at least I wouldn't be getting attacked on the road? All of them drive really old retired white fleet cars (the ones companies or rental companies buy in bulk with minimal features). Problem is, they work okay in town, but I'm going to be travelling long distances to get work. I need something that will last, get good to great gas mileage, and can still carry my gear.
While I've loved Butte, Montana, I won't be looking back. I'm moving next week to Wyoming to start my new job. I've only owned the car for one day, and I've had to call 911 once, and nearly run off the road into opposing traffic twice. I can only hope that Cheyenne is more tolerant of different vehicles given its proximity to Denver.
I suspect that the Toyota dealer in town sold me the car so cheap because the last owner probably got stabbed to death in a parking lot. Could be worse, I guess, as I could have spent $4000 on a white Chevy Impala with a bright pink interior.
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