An interesting and amusing conversation popped up between me and Gautam. He bought a new car; his first car. But is not excited as he should be! During the course of our mundane conversation; I asked him how was his car doing. To which, he answered "i have left the poor thing out in cold. :-( he is having a layer of frost everyday"
But isn't car a SHE? For most guys? But the reasons he gave me as to why he thought his car was a HE was so amusing. Snippets of our conversation.
Gautam : it sounds kind of hard on a she thing to drive 'her' all the time... step on the gas... brrrrraaakkkkkke!!!! he is better me:-P she is soft he probably can bear it :-p poor fellow... staying out in the cold all night... and makes my life so much easier i get to work in 15-20 mins
I asked thus - so you mean to say "he" is strong enough to tolerate the cold? if it was 'her', she wouldnt have?
Gautam replied - well, i am saying that i first gender, subconsciously that struck me when i was referring to the car was the word 'he' and then i was thinking how he is out in the cold all day it so happens that, out of all the hes and shes bearing the cold, i referred to the car as a he
me: thats DISCRIMINATION!!!!!
Gautam: well once hes and shes are in cold, it doesn't matter if the thing is a he or a she
it is damn cold!
thats all that matters
it is kinda interesting that i referred to him as a he
dunno how that happend
me: hm yeah most guys want to refer their car as a she
you are the second person i have come across who refers as a HE
Gautam.ya i know. i know that cars are referred to as shes
Gautam: but i wonder how i am referring to the car as a he
and even now it seems like he suits him better
me: hmm why do you think ? was it impulsive?
Gautam: i have no idea
me: is this the first time?
Gautam: it was the choice of the subconscious brain
it;s kind a good for him that he is a he
Gautam: cause there are so many shes out there!
ha ha ha
and your he might be abused by so many shes
dont you think so?
Gautam: ya that is something to consider
me: hmmm you are putting him in jeopardy
Gautam: i think the reason i referred to the car are he is because the way he looks
Gautam: if you think that a car has a face
Gautam: ya it is probably not like a woman's face
me: all cars?
Gautam: look at this
Gautam: a jeep and a hummer look more like body builders
even if women work out they can have muscles like that
they are not supposed to
me: :) hmmm
Gautam: he is dirty already
i made him dirty
full of papers
mud on the carpet
me: hm bad'
Gautam: plastic bags
books in the truck
i guess i am a dirty fellow
Gautam: what do you think
me: you continue to remain that way...keep him clean
Gautam: the car is a he or a she
may be it is a 'it'
me: It is a IT
Gautam: i have thought of him only as a it till you asked me
Gautam: and then the more we talked about it
the more 'he' suited the car
i should say you triggered it
me: aaahh i just asked hows your car doing..you started by referring him HE
Gautam: ya... you question was so 'human like' as if you were asking how a human being was doing then i thought
me: yeah!! even the car would have feelings
according to me :)
me: isnt it
Gautam: ya. :-) ha ha ha
tell me one thing
what do i think of my car as a he
i wonder why
me: hmmm i know
Gautam: i mean why do i think of my car as a he
me: i know i think
Gautam: i am a straight guy
but i feel the car goes through so much rough stress
me: hahaha just because you mentioned a HE doesnt mean you are not straight
Gautam: i don't think i could emplace so much force on it
if the car was a she, stepping on the pedal if she was a woman
Gautam: man that does not sound right
amuku (Step on)
me: morality and ethics huh
Gautam: on a woman
i don't think it is morality and ethics i think i would feel bad to put so much physical stress on women...
Gautam: should maybe try a bit to make their going a little easier
maybe thats why
me: i have a question
Gautam: oh boy! o.....k....
me: suppose your car is washed and looks sparkling nice
wont you feel like running your fingers across the car and feel?
Gautam: hmmm. not really
Gautam: i hadrly touched my car
me: ok..then your car being a HE suits
Gautam: the only parts i have touched is the steering
and the door
not even the hood
ha ha ha
me: hmm :) so its a HE
Gautam: ha ha ha
Gautam: well there you have it
if i thinking of the car as she was natural to me
then i would have surely
like you aid
but even scooby is a he ----------Scooby is his pet dog
and i pat him and feel him
and i love doing it
me: :) haaa
Gautam: so i cannot really relate the patting and feeling
me: scooby is different
Gautam: car is also like that only na
i mean the feeling and touching part
scooby is like your kid
car is like your companion
true i guess
me: hmmm :)
Gautam: may be like a buddy
i won't caress it.. ha ha
me: yeah :)
Gautam: and hug and kiss
Once we made sure why the car was a HE; we went on to discuss the GPS fitted to the car. This went on -
me : one of my friend thinks his car is a HE
but he has a GPS system
whom he calls Jill
gautam: ha ha ha
i don't get it
gautam: you said he thinks his car is a he
gautam: and then Jill is a girl's name?
so it does not make sense
me: yeah...thats what i said..he thinks his GPS system is a she
only the GPS system
gautam: i would have a girl's voice in my gps
me: yeah so only
me: he has a girl's voice and he calls her Jill :D
gautam: gps is the car's buddy ha ha ha
me: companion is fitting word
gautam: Jill stop bugging mE
me: yeah or "Enna Jill, unna nambi vandha, nee ippdi thappa thappa route solra"
(This can be appreciated if you know Tamil. It means "I trust and follow your instructions Jill, but you are giving me wrong directions")
gautam: ha ha
gautam: then followed by... intha ponnungale ippidi thaan ya...
nice a kondu poi kauthiduvaanga
ha ha ha
(This means Girls are always the same, we should not trust them. They take along and later ditch us)
gautam: aanlum unakku kurumbu jaasthi Jill :-p
(You are very naughty Jill)
me: ha ha ha oh my god
gautam: ha ha
So is your car a HE or a SHE? :-)