Le Mans: GT Class
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Re: the yeys and nays about being a women
lol, wow, I didn't mean to be disrespectful ^_^
I'll be the first to admit - I don't know shit about maintaining my car - YET.
But I asked my dad to teach me to change my oil, and his reply was "take it to the dealer". I asked another male friend, he told me "take it to the dealer".
Okay, so I don't know how to maintain my car. I don't want to be told that I'm stupid and should take it to the dealer, if I say "how do I know if I have enough oil" then pop my hood, pull the dipstick and show me how to check it! (this is just an example, I know how to check my oil...after I made my MOM show me...).
I'm happier now that I've met a couple people who have promised to help me learn all this stuff. And I might be getting a beater car that I can help fix up and work on, which is going to help a hell of a lot. But "take it to the dealer" isn't a good answer to help us females learn about our cars ^_^
And as a disclaimer - yes, a lot of women don't give a care about their cars, and yes, not all men are condescending to women about it - I'm just saying that in general, I don't like the response I get from guys when I talk about cars.
Oh, and I don't like how our local racing event had a bikini contest...talk about derogatory...but thats another rant for another day ^_^
^_^ 2005 Winning Blue 3s Sedan, Automatic, Spoiler, blue map/dome, stubby ^_^