Men love their cars. He spends time pampering her, washing and cleaning her, polishing her until she gleams and shines, and be the most attractive. Lots of hard work are put in to make her look good. He fusses over her and attends to her every complain. He talks to her and pampers her by making sure she purrs along. He lavishes her with the best oil and decks her with the best fragrance. He dresses her up beautifully with the best cushion fabric or even leather. Every scratch and squeak, he will not spare the time and money to rectify. He will give her expensive cosmetic surgery to enhance her with turbo, wings, stickers, sports wheels and expensive accessories. For her, only the best will do.
If only men would treat their wives like they treat their cars, How wonderful that would be.
So for the uninitiated and the despairing wives, I read that there are three reasons why men love their cars.
Satisfying the need for speed
I am not sure why, but put a man behind the wheel, he is a changed person. Even for a normally timid person. who pushes nothing but papers and pens in the office,
he is transformed into a tiger when he gets behind the wheel. You find aggressions in him that is ever so well controlled normally. He overtakes anyone who dares to impede him by cutting into his lane and he gets angry with anyone who dares to overtake him when he is already doing 150 km an hour!
Seeking for thrill that might kill
Perhaps in a mundane world where everything is being idiot proofed and is being made safe for everyone, he seeks thrills to get him out of his dull gray world. He wants to fantasise. Within his car he can get the thrills he desires for, even if kills him in doing so, so be it. He can be satisfied in his need for speed. He can also seek for the thrills that will make him a warrior in his own world.
Within the world of his car, he can hunt down those in front of him. He will ‘kill’ those that annoy him by chasing them down. After the ‘kill’ of overtaking and screeching round tight corners wiith sheer vertical cliff drop, he becomes satisfied. He seeks that thrill and the car allows him to live out that danger mission. He seeks for thrill even though there might be a risk in getting killed. He become a real man behind the wheel.