Navigating among Elephants
Both boys had a "late start" day at school today, so we took the extra time to go out and eat breakfast together. Headed over to my daughter's school after dropping off both boys. Coming up the hill there was a line of about twenty SUVs (mostly) and Minivans (few) waiting to make a left turn. Not a single smaller vehicle in the whole bunch.
Left them waiting in line, and came at the school from the other side of the hill.
Picked up my daughter after school, and had to work my way through another lumbering herd on the way out. For a moment it felt as though we'd wandered into a field of elephants.
Wonder how long it will take for this fad to fade. The late 1960's /early 1970's saw a similar fad with over-sized vehicles -- only it was "campers" and "RV's" instead of SUV's. Back in the 1970's I remember rows of campers and RV's in the parking lot of the Anaheim Rockwell (Autonetics) plant. Pretty silly to commute to work in such an over-sized vehicle. Somewhere around the late-1970's the RV owners discovered that driving small cars was a lot more fun, and less costly.