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I think I have participated in too many anti-SUV threads... all the arguments about someone not needing it, never going off road, etc. seem to apply here. On the bright side, it's an older Explorer, so it is a bit smaller than the new ones, but same gas mileage.
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Didn't really want to say it, but is her buying the SUV an indicator of other things you politically disagree about, or personality things you dislike(I drive a car proven to inflict more damage in an collision because I want to be safe, I don't care how much my car gets to the gallon, ect....)? "They will come back, come back again, as long as the Red Earth rolls. He never wasted a tree or a leaf, why should he squander souls?"
"You're a big one....a tall drink of water, but I got to tell you, you don't look too bright. I got a son, stupid as a man who bought his stupid at a 2-for-1 sale, and you remind me of him." -Mr. Nancy
She's not political. It's just unusual because she's a foreign student from a country where SUVs aren't popular (heck, that'd basically be every country outside of North America). It took me by surprise. It's been a middle-long distance thing so I am yet to see it. (No, not one of those internet dating things.) I guess I'll pay attention to whether it's a V-6 or a V-8, or 2WD or 4WD... I don't think her choice can be a fatal thing, but it does make me want to pay more attention to what her values might be, or what she finds attractive.
Sorry, but if she 'loves her SUV', and she doesn't bat an eyelid when you talk about how @#%$ they are to the planet in terms of gas consumption and environmental concerns, and that's something you care about, then yes, it becomes an issue.
Heck, I wouldn't get involved with someone who is not pro-life on the whole abortion issue.
Many Vegans wouldn't date a person who is a non-vegan. A person who is an NRA member is probably not going to date someone who wants to ban guns, and vice versa. If someone has strong feeligns about their religious beliefs (or lack therof) then they are probably going to want to date soemone who agrees with them, at least on the core issues.
If SUVs are that much of a hotbutton issue for you, then go ahead and lose her.
That is kind of weird about her being from another country. Friend of mine's GF is German, she is constanly wowed when she comes to the states by the size of our SUVs. "Why do you guys need something so freaking huge? They don't even build roads big enough in germany to hit those things."
atleast SUVs built on truck frames are real SUVs, that sissy Mercedes and BMW crap is just a yuppie transporter that probally has a lower hitch rating then my V6 S10 pickup. and yes i think all SUVs that arent built on trucks are crap(except for the hummer but that badboy is in its own class as military surplus). for SUVs id take a chevy over a benz or bmw anyday incase i decide to buy 3 bolts from a hardware store i need something with the power to handle the load.
Lisboa picture this: One day your gonna go to somekind of rally protest event whatever. Halfway thru your gonna decide to leave except when you get to the parking lot your gas/hybrid economy car wont start/or is stolen etc. You'll of course need a ride and call your girlfriend to come pick you up which is natural. When she gets there and your putting your "NO BLOOD FOR OIL" picket sign(or equivelent) in the back of her big ford explorer look over at the red light. You see that person at the stoplight shaking their head rolling their eyes and laughing be sure to wave at them cause thats me
"(except for the hummer but that badboy is in its own class as military surplus)."
You mean those big squarish Suburbans that say "Hummer" across the back, I presume? Not to claim the status of a "real professional" in any one endeavor has been a small price to pay for the many benefits and pleasures of trespassing. ~Leo Lionni
While I'm not exactly a fan of SUVs, this is hardly a moral dillema. Are you really going to dump your girlfriend over something as trivial as the type of vehicle she drives? It's not like she's driving a Rat Race type Hitlermobile.