By Mike Redmond
The Hendricks County Flyer
Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:18 PM EST
But I must admit the showoff in me likes the idea of tooling down the road in something massive with a big engine, clearance lights, and dual rear wheels. You armchair psychologists can make of that what you will. I will only add that in my life I have also liked the idea of tooling around in a British sports car, so your size compensation jokes don't work on me.
As for wanting to make my cousins envious - guilty as charged. We McKenzies are a highly competitive people, and never more than when we compete against each other. When I roll into the reunion in a new ride, my cousins will give me grief for buying the wrong brand and choosing the wrong engine and getting way too much vehicle, which is their way of saying they are absolutely scorched that I got a great new truck and they didn't.
But boy, is it going to be expensive. Two houses for a truck. That's a lot. And I wonder if I can handle it without feeling incredibly guilty for being such a spendthrift.
Then again, perhaps I should stop thinking about it in those terms. Houses and trucks? It's apples and oranges.
Besides, it's hard on whoever's sitting across from me at the root beer joint. Trust me on this one, too.
© 2012 Mike Redmond. All Rights Reserved.
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