90Q 4sale OR need parts.....surely not to a woman

crankshaft at adelphia.net crankshaft at adelphia.net
Thu Jul 5 17:56:23 EDT 2001

Actually I have ridden with Megan and she drives very well! 

WAUFX at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 7/3/01 4:57:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time, cobram at juno.com
> writes:
> > There was a lister interested in buying the car, but he's going for a
> >  different model now, so here's a brutally honest look at the car I put up
> >  on a page:
> >
> >  http://www.angelfire.com/80s/90q/
> well well well. You're obviously not interested in selling this car to "a
> women" (sic) since on your website you say "This was driven by a women, curb
> marks on all wheels". I was seriously considering buying your car, I have
> been 90 scouting for a few months now and a $1500 selling price is pretty
> attractive, considering the decent shape your car is in.  But I'm going to
> have to pass. Just when I thought I finally found a wonderful resource like
> the Q-list is to educate myself about cars without hearing the "my dog drives
> better than my wife and girls can't work on cars" speeches, some hammerhead
> like yourself comes along with asinine comments like the one on your website.
> I saddens me to say that you are the first lister I have run into that clings
> fast to this archaic belief. Every lister and most Audi dudes I have met so
> far have never made an issue out of my gender and have been more than
> receptive about yapping Audi and helping me learn about the cars I am so
> enamored of. This list really is an amazing resource and I have learned
> countless amounts of information that I wouldn't have been able to learn as
> easily elsewhere, and for this I am truly grateful.
> But I digress...why do you think most women can't drive as well as their male
> counterparts? It is surely not that we physically or mentally can't. Rather,
> it is that virtually no one bothers to really teach women how to drive
> coupled with the attitudes surrounding women's abilities to drive, which are
> only promoted by your comments. By the way, "women" is the plural form of
> "woman". It is either "a woman" (meaning one woman) or "women" (meaning more
> than one woman). Your sentence should gramatically read either "This was
> driven by a woman, curb marks on all wheels" or "This was driven by women,
> curb marks on all wheels". But then again, some might argue that your sad
> little sentence should have never been allowed to depart your confused gray
> matter.....
> Megan
> P.S. I don't want this to turn into a flaming huge list brouhaha about
> political correctness and such which drags on for weeks and weeks and can
> only be extinguished by "a nice man with a big fire extinguisher", as was the
> case with poor Alex's car. :^) But I just couldn't keep my mouth shut on this
> one.

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