I really pride myself for being as fair minded when it comes to people and racism. I do however know that changes are a generational thing and that compared to youngsters I am someone of a racist. I really try to work at my views especially when it comes to the worst aspects of the human condition.
Recently while in the drive thru line at the local coffee shop something dawned on me that really should not have. I am somewhat embarrassed that the thought crossed my mind but from time to time thoughts that cross my mind should and could be left in space.
In front of me was a Japanese make car which today is not uncommon. For some reason I noticed the driver was also oriental. Because of the delay in the line my mind wandered and I thought how often do I see an oriental person driving a American made car. A Chevy, a Ford, or a Chrysler. Not a transplant. So I made it a point to notice the drivers and the makes of cars they drive. I was surprised to find that every oriental driver was driving an Asian car. I was somewhat disappointed to see that and at first I thought that I would find that my first impression was wrong.
I looked and looked and to great dismay found that every Asian driver was driving an Asian car. Over a period of six months I found very few Asians driving anything other than Asian cars. I did find one driving a Ford and to my great surprise was talking to an Asian who was driving a Benz. Obviously a free trader.
What really sticks with me is the number and I would like all of you to just notice if my findings are wrong. Look around and just notice if Asians drive anything other than Asian cars. It irritates me that a foreigner wants to drive what is made in his part of the world. Why would they not drive a true American car, not a transplant? After all they came to this country because they believe in it. Believe that the USA is a better place to live. I don’t want to hear how the quality is better. In today’s world the quality is good in every car we buy.
Help me with this problem and let me know what you find. It bothers me to bring this up and bitch about it, but it happens. I really want to quit my bitchin but I got to know.