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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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Am I wrong for getting pleasure from this?

I took my son out for a Sunday drive yesterday around our quiet, sheltered town. One thing you have to understand about where we live is that it's a laid back island community, mostly stuffy rich people and old folks. Classic cars are commonplace, but only concourse, period correct of course. My car is definitely not that, especially not with the recent exhaust work.

I got just a little sick pleasure from watching everyone scrambling to cover their ears and take cover on the bike path as we interrupted their silence yesterday. It's been a while since I was the teenager roaring through parking garages to count how many alarms I could set off. I forgot just how much fun it was! Is that wrong?
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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 09:00 AM
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Uh, let me think for a minute....
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Nope. I checked with my conscience and he said it was okay. Not only okay, but a good lesson for your boy. You don't always need to fit in to society's confines.
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You know, you could just as easily have been out tooling around in your concours, period correct Cobra or Daytona, and it would probably have been just as raucous. How would they have felt about it then, I wonder? I wouldn't worry about it.
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I still do that. I've taken my kids to the only parking garage in town to do it, too. I love the sound of my new mandrel-bent pipes about 2000 rpm.

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I had an old gray primer PU truck that had a loose front bumper and it made an awful noise from the bumper vibrating and rubbing against the blunt end of the chassis. I saw mothers grab their children and look at me like I was something out of a Stephen King story when I would drive slowly through the neighborhood.
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at my age (prob same as you are)
imo cars should be seen and not heard

nothing i hate more is some yahooo blasting through a 4 speed at 6 am on a sunday
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at my age (prob same as you are)
imo cars should be seen and not heard

nothing i hate more is some yahooo blasting through a 4 speed at 6 am on a sunday
Blasting through at 6 AM Sunday = douchebag.
Blasting through at 1 AM on a week night = douchebag.
Blasting through a residential neighborhood at 40-50 or more, any time = douchebag.
Blasting through on a main road, pretty much any other time = just fine, as long as it doesn't sound like a weed eater.
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I think the kids call it being a troll. If you derive pleasure from the causing other people discomfort or irritation then yes, it is wrong AKA sociopath.
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Wrong? If a laughable reaction occurs with out malice or intention then it's not sociopathic or troll behavior. Anal car owners and helicopter moms create their own situations through their own phobias and fears.
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I make a game out of it. I can idle down our street at 25MPH in the 69 Camaro and with just a little burp of the loud peddle set off people's car alarms. So on summer weekend mornings when we head out to car shows I try to see how many car alarms I can set off.


My mechanic buddy who does most of the work on my cars has a crabby woman living next door to him who always complains about the hot rods he's always working on. So after visiting him and backing out of his driveway onto the street and straitening out if I see she's outside I take off in a cloud of tire smoke and exhaust gas leaving her to yell at my buddy who is laughing his azz off.


I figure going on 62 I should have as much fun as possible while I can.
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LOL at the sociopath/troll comment. My son got a kick out of it. I got on it just enough for it to be loud and he yelled "faster, faster!" the whole time.
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I think the kids call it being a troll. If you derive pleasure from the causing other people discomfort or irritation then yes, it is wrong AKA sociopath.
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Just like eating a nice big ice cream sundae outside the front window of the fitness center while watching all the people on treadmills
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Just like eating a nice big ice cream sundae outside the front window of the fitness center while watching all the people on treadmills
Was that you on the treadmill flicking me the bird? You're right, I am #1! It's amazing how this one sentence post sums me up so perfectly. Thank you for the smile, @Huskinhano.
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