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  • Mary T. Duros
    Don t lose heart my friend... We are no longer the cliquish group we once were. We have become mainstream and that s okay by me. The more Prii on the road,
    Message 1 of 15 , Dec 1, 2005
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      Don't lose heart my friend... We are no longer the cliquish group we once
      were. We have become mainstream and that's okay by me. The more Prii on
      the road, even if the owners are unhappy that they are getting less than the
      EPA estimated mileage, the better for our dear old Mother Earth here. It
      has been a long time since I got a smile, wave, or even a glance of
      recognition from another Prius owner. But we are out there whether we pass
      each other or not. I still look like a longing pup each time I see a Prius
      on the road, maybe one day I'll see you! I am just about at 60,000 miles
      and love my brilliant blue 2002 as much as the day I drove it home 3 1/2
      years ago.
      Take care,
      Mary.
    • Jane Berger
      It s odd. I bought my 01 in early 02 and the few and far between other Prii on the road always waved and responded to my honks and thumbs up, and if we ever
      Message 2 of 15 , Dec 1, 2005
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        It's odd. I bought my '01 in early '02 and the few and far between other
        Prii on the road always waved and responded to my honks and thumbs up, and
        if we ever happend to meet in a parking lot, there was always a discussion
        about how great the car was. It seems like I still get a response from the
        first generation owners, but I have yet to get a response from anyone
        driving a second generation. I have always just kind of thought maybe it
        was just that they don't recognize my car as another Prius, so they just
        think I'm mistaking them for someone else. Anyway, I still honk, wave and
        give thumbs up, and I still get a little thrill every time I see another
        Prius, and I'm seeing more and more!

        AND, my husband and I still play "Punch Buggy" every time we see a VW
        Beetle, which was my first car and was GREAT! I'm always amazed at how many
        of those little buggers are still on the road.

        Do not be discouraged, we are doing our part to help save the planet!

        Jane
        '01 White - Witchipoo

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "kscharfenberg" <kscharfenberg@...>
        To: <toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:05 PM
        Subject: [toyota-prius] Time for a Rant - Hide the breakables


        > Went out to a fancy restaurant with my extended family Thanksgiving.
        > Wonderful meal and great company. Since we were a somewhat larger
        > group, we got a large table in the rear 'party' (?) room. There were
        > a couple other large tables with groups in there also.
        >
        > As I was listening to one of my family members drone on about
        > something (Snooooore) I happened to 'pick up' bits of converstation
        > from the group next to us. I zeroed in on their conversation as ours
        > was waaaayyyy out there. They were talking Prius and hybrids in
        > general. Interesting! Then it turned dark. Oh Oh.
        >
        > They began to say how this "60 MPG advertising" was all a crock! One
        > of them actually read where these cars "Only REALLY get 35 MPG!" It
        > was nothing but advertising!" "Why, my Lincoln gets close to 30 MPG
        > and it's just a regular engine! Hybrids! Hurrrumph!"
        >
        > I really wanted to turn my chair and set these sixty-something,
        > Glenn Miller listening, Black socks with sandles wearing, Hy-Ball
        > (???) drinking, Hi-Fi listening, Vinyl-roof sporting, white-walls
        > are 'spiffy, Viagra popping geezers a lesson but my wife wouldn't
        > let me. All I could get in was a "Honey, do you have the keys to the
        > PRIUS? (very loud ) as we passed their table on the way out. I doubt
        > any of those Geritol jet-setters had their hearing aids turned up
        > anyway.
        >
        > As I drove home I began to ponder why these oldsters were so down on
        > us? What did we do to them? All we're tyring to do is save the
        > danged planet and reduce our use of fossil fuels. Geee, what an
        > awful thing to want! I was bum-fuzzled by their attitude.
        >
        > As I drove around for the next couple of days it began to sink in. I
        > saw a guy getting into his Prius in Wally's Parking lot so I tried
        > to engage him in friendly conversation. Really friendly like. Told
        > him I drove a Salsa Red Prius. Asked about his Milage and so on. He
        > responded to me like I just got out of Prison and wanted to date his
        > daughter! I might as well have been covered in some weird flesh-
        > eating bacteria! Very COLD fellow. Odd.
        >
        > I pulled up next to one at a stop light and rode side by side with
        > them for a couple of miles. I beeped and tried to get their
        > attention. No dice. I beeped again and still nothing. Huh. Maybe
        > their stereo is up? I pulled in behind them and followed for a mile
        > of so. Maybe he would see me. No response. When I got to my last
        > light before I turned, I beeped again. This time they both looked.
        > Was my flesh-eating bacteria showing again? I gave them both a big
        > smile and a thumbs up and all I got was a dead-pan glance then they
        > ignored me! Whhat the **&^^? I drove along side another prius a day
        > later and got the exact same treatment! No smile, no wave, just a
        > blank glance then looked away.
        >
        > Do any of you people really understand what driving a Prius
        > means???? We are the FUTURE! We are the pioneers! We are the Modern
        > day Conostoga wagons heading out into the Mountains in search of the
        > Pacific ocean! We are few in number but large in courage! We are
        > here to blaze the way for millions that will (MUST) follow if we are
        > to save this blue marble we call Earth! Yet, we continue to treat
        > each other as some weird nutcase waving at us at stoplights!
        >
        > Any of you ever own a VW Beetle? Those had to be the friendlist,
        > most tight-knit group of car owners on this Earth! It was almost
        > EXPECTED that when you passed another beetle you either waved,
        > Beeped or flashed the lights! We we brothers and sisters in arms and
        > we supported each other till the end! If you saw one broken down on
        > the roadside you almost always saw another parked behind it trying
        > to help! Beetle people SUPPORTED each other! All for one and one for
        > all, as they say. What do we Prius people do? IGNORE each other!!!!!
        > Act like a bunch of danged snooty-patooties who are just too good to
        > associate with each other! And what do we get in return for this
        > snotty attitude? Idiot journalists (???) in some useless rag making
        > up LIES about our cars!!! Then we have the people who know nothing
        > at all about Prius' spouting this IDIOT'S garbage to each other as
        > devine truth because you current Prius owners won't take a moment to
        > smile at each other or speak nicely to someone who may approach you
        > in a parking lot!!! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE LATTE YOU SELF RIGHTOUS
        > DINGLE BERRIES!!! THE FUTURE IS NOW AND YOU ARE IT!!!! GET UP OFF
        > YOUR SMUG, HOLIER THEN THOU, BATTERY POWERED BEE-HINDS AND GET OUT
        > THERE AND PRESS SOME FLESH! SHOW 'EM THOSE PEARLY WHITES!!! KILL 'EM
        > WITH KINDNESS!!! MAKE IT CLEAR WHO WE REALLY ARE!! LET'S GO!!! THE
        > PLANET NEEDS US!!! WHO'S WITH ME????? LET'S GOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
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        and Polls, go to
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      • Jon Wilson
        I don t exactly follow your reasoning, but I agree with both your observations and your conclusions. I have been close to several Prius and only once got a
        Message 3 of 15 , Dec 1, 2005
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          I don't exactly follow your reasoning, but I agree with both your observations and your conclusions. I have been close to several Prius and only once got a friendly wave when I beeped and waved. 'Tis a puzzlement!

          CurlyJon
          >
          > From: "kscharfenberg" <kscharfenberg@...>
          > Date: 2005/11/30 Wed PM 09:05:36 EST
          > To: toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com
          > Subject: [toyota-prius] Time for a Rant - Hide the breakables
          >
          > Went out to a fancy restaurant with my extended family Thanksgiving.
          > Wonderful meal and great company. Since we were a somewhat larger
          > group, we got a large table in the rear 'party' (?) room. There were
          > a couple other large tables with groups in there also.
          >
          > As I was listening to one of my family members drone on about
          > something (Snooooore) I happened to 'pick up' bits of converstation
          > from the group next to us. I zeroed in on their conversation as ours
          > was waaaayyyy out there. They were talking Prius and hybrids in
          > general. Interesting! Then it turned dark. Oh Oh.
          >
          > They began to say how this "60 MPG advertising" was all a crock! One
          > of them actually read where these cars "Only REALLY get 35 MPG!" It
          > was nothing but advertising!" "Why, my Lincoln gets close to 30 MPG
          > and it's just a regular engine! Hybrids! Hurrrumph!"
          >
          > I really wanted to turn my chair and set these sixty-something,
          > Glenn Miller listening, Black socks with sandles wearing, Hy-Ball
          > (???) drinking, Hi-Fi listening, Vinyl-roof sporting, white-walls
          > are 'spiffy, Viagra popping geezers a lesson but my wife wouldn't
          > let me. All I could get in was a "Honey, do you have the keys to the
          > PRIUS? (very loud ) as we passed their table on the way out. I doubt
          > any of those Geritol jet-setters had their hearing aids turned up
          > anyway.
          >
          > As I drove home I began to ponder why these oldsters were so down on
          > us? What did we do to them? All we're tyring to do is save the
          > danged planet and reduce our use of fossil fuels. Geee, what an
          > awful thing to want! I was bum-fuzzled by their attitude.
          >
          > As I drove around for the next couple of days it began to sink in. I
          > saw a guy getting into his Prius in Wally's Parking lot so I tried
          > to engage him in friendly conversation. Really friendly like. Told
          > him I drove a Salsa Red Prius. Asked about his Milage and so on. He
          > responded to me like I just got out of Prison and wanted to date his
          > daughter! I might as well have been covered in some weird flesh-
          > eating bacteria! Very COLD fellow. Odd.
          >
          > I pulled up next to one at a stop light and rode side by side with
          > them for a couple of miles. I beeped and tried to get their
          > attention. No dice. I beeped again and still nothing. Huh. Maybe
          > their stereo is up? I pulled in behind them and followed for a mile
          > of so. Maybe he would see me. No response. When I got to my last
          > light before I turned, I beeped again. This time they both looked.
          > Was my flesh-eating bacteria showing again? I gave them both a big
          > smile and a thumbs up and all I got was a dead-pan glance then they
          > ignored me! Whhat the **&^^? I drove along side another prius a day
          > later and got the exact same treatment! No smile, no wave, just a
          > blank glance then looked away.
          >
          > Do any of you people really understand what driving a Prius
          > means???? We are the FUTURE! We are the pioneers! We are the Modern
          > day Conostoga wagons heading out into the Mountains in search of the
          > Pacific ocean! We are few in number but large in courage! We are
          > here to blaze the way for millions that will (MUST) follow if we are
          > to save this blue marble we call Earth! Yet, we continue to treat
          > each other as some weird nutcase waving at us at stoplights!
          >
          > Any of you ever own a VW Beetle? Those had to be the friendlist,
          > most tight-knit group of car owners on this Earth! It was almost
          > EXPECTED that when you passed another beetle you either waved,
          > Beeped or flashed the lights! We we brothers and sisters in arms and
          > we supported each other till the end! If you saw one broken down on
          > the roadside you almost always saw another parked behind it trying
          > to help! Beetle people SUPPORTED each other! All for one and one for
          > all, as they say. What do we Prius people do? IGNORE each other!!!!!
          > Act like a bunch of danged snooty-patooties who are just too good to
          > associate with each other! And what do we get in return for this
          > snotty attitude? Idiot journalists (???) in some useless rag making
          > up LIES about our cars!!! Then we have the people who know nothing
          > at all about Prius' spouting this IDIOT'S garbage to each other as
          > devine truth because you current Prius owners won't take a moment to
          > smile at each other or speak nicely to someone who may approach you
          > in a parking lot!!! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE LATTE YOU SELF RIGHTOUS
          > DINGLE BERRIES!!! THE FUTURE IS NOW AND YOU ARE IT!!!! GET UP OFF
          > YOUR SMUG, HOLIER THEN THOU, BATTERY POWERED BEE-HINDS AND GET OUT
          > THERE AND PRESS SOME FLESH! SHOW 'EM THOSE PEARLY WHITES!!! KILL 'EM
          > WITH KINDNESS!!! MAKE IT CLEAR WHO WE REALLY ARE!! LET'S GO!!! THE
          > PLANET NEEDS US!!! WHO'S WITH ME????? LET'S GOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
        • K. B. Eric Riddle
          I agree. Pulled up to the light on Nebraska 370 at 82nd Steet (loacls know exaclty where this is behind the County Court House in Papillion). Pulled up next to
          Message 4 of 15 , Dec 1, 2005
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            I agree.
            Pulled up to the light on Nebraska 370 at 82nd Steet
            (loacls know exaclty where this is behind the County
            Court House in Papillion).
            Pulled up next to what appeared to be a white '04
            Prius with a Nebraska vanity plate that expires this
            month, tried ot get female drivr's attention-no dice.
            Noticed ANOTHER white 04-05' Prius pull up northbound
            pause and turneast ahead of us. Then another white
            05' (have spoken with the driver once before) pulled
            up an turned east on NE 370 following the other one.
            Still no notice from the female driver sitting right
            next to me. She was RIVETED to something going on in
            the passenger side of her car, and absolutely refused
            to acknowledge there was anybody within 10k miles of
            the left side of her vehicle, much less th fact they
            may hav hade one silver-just like hers.
            In the next 5 miles caught the other two white Prius
            and the guy I had spoken with before acknowledged me,
            but not like he knew who I was...maybe its the 50%
            tint...
            Then this afternoon going to work...northobund on US
            75, a black prius with South dakota tags going 15 mph
            under the speed limit...
            As I passed (driving 1990 Nissan Maxima this time),
            waved at the older female driver (probably close to 80
            yrs old) she gripped the wheel harder, schewed here
            mouth in such a way I though she was going to lower
            her window and "spit me off the road" with what
            appeared to be something in her mouth. Then she just
            looked straight ahead with a death grip on the
            steering wheel...
            Must have swaloed whatever it was...anyway.
            So much for Prius drivers...



            --- Jon Wilson <Dynamic-Consultant@...> wrote:

            > I don't exactly follow your reasoning, but I agree
            > with both your observations and your conclusions. I
            > have been close to several Prius and only once got a
            > friendly wave when I beeped and waved. 'Tis a
            > puzzlement!
            >
            > CurlyJon
            > >
            > > From: "kscharfenberg" <kscharfenberg@...>
            > > Date: 2005/11/30 Wed PM 09:05:36 EST
            > > To: toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com
            > > Subject: [toyota-prius] Time for a Rant - Hide the
            > breakables
            > >
            > > Went out to a fancy restaurant with my extended
            > family Thanksgiving.
            > > Wonderful meal and great company. Since we were a
            > somewhat larger
            > > group, we got a large table in the rear 'party'
            > (?) room. There were
            > > a couple other large tables with groups in there
            > also.
            > >
            > > As I was listening to one of my family members
            > drone on about
            > > something (Snooooore) I happened to 'pick up' bits
            > of converstation
            > > from the group next to us. I zeroed in on their
            > conversation as ours
            > > was waaaayyyy out there. They were talking Prius
            > and hybrids in
            > > general. Interesting! Then it turned dark. Oh Oh.
            > >
            > > They began to say how this "60 MPG advertising"
            > was all a crock! One
            > > of them actually read where these cars "Only
            > REALLY get 35 MPG!" It
            > > was nothing but advertising!" "Why, my Lincoln
            > gets close to 30 MPG
            > > and it's just a regular engine! Hybrids!
            > Hurrrumph!"
            > >
            > > I really wanted to turn my chair and set these
            > sixty-something,
            > > Glenn Miller listening, Black socks with sandles
            > wearing, Hy-Ball
            > > (???) drinking, Hi-Fi listening, Vinyl-roof
            > sporting, white-walls
            > > are 'spiffy, Viagra popping geezers a lesson but
            > my wife wouldn't
            > > let me. All I could get in was a "Honey, do you
            > have the keys to the
            > > PRIUS? (very loud ) as we passed their table on
            > the way out. I doubt
            > > any of those Geritol jet-setters had their hearing
            > aids turned up
            > > anyway.
            > >
            > > As I drove home I began to ponder why these
            > oldsters were so down on
            > > us? What did we do to them? All we're tyring to do
            > is save the
            > > danged planet and reduce our use of fossil fuels.
            > Geee, what an
            > > awful thing to want! I was bum-fuzzled by their
            > attitude.
            > >
            > > As I drove around for the next couple of days it
            > began to sink in. I
            > > saw a guy getting into his Prius in Wally's
            > Parking lot so I tried
            > > to engage him in friendly conversation. Really
            > friendly like. Told
            > > him I drove a Salsa Red Prius. Asked about his
            > Milage and so on. He
            > > responded to me like I just got out of Prison and
            > wanted to date his
            > > daughter! I might as well have been covered in
            > some weird flesh-
            > > eating bacteria! Very COLD fellow. Odd.
            > >
            > > I pulled up next to one at a stop light and rode
            > side by side with
            > > them for a couple of miles. I beeped and tried to
            > get their
            > > attention. No dice. I beeped again and still
            > nothing. Huh. Maybe
            > > their stereo is up? I pulled in behind them and
            > followed for a mile
            > > of so. Maybe he would see me. No response. When I
            > got to my last
            > > light before I turned, I beeped again. This time
            > they both looked.
            > > Was my flesh-eating bacteria showing again? I gave
            > them both a big
            > > smile and a thumbs up and all I got was a dead-pan
            > glance then they
            > > ignored me! Whhat the **&^^? I drove along side
            > another prius a day
            > > later and got the exact same treatment! No smile,
            > no wave, just a
            > > blank glance then looked away.
            > >
            > > Do any of you people really understand what
            > driving a Prius
            > > means???? We are the FUTURE! We are the pioneers!
            > We are the Modern
            > > day Conostoga wagons heading out into the
            > Mountains in search of the
            > > Pacific ocean! We are few in number but large in
            > courage! We are
            > > here to blaze the way for millions that will
            > (MUST) follow if we are
            > > to save this blue marble we call Earth! Yet, we
            > continue to treat
            > > each other as some weird nutcase waving at us at
            > stoplights!
            > >
            > > Any of you ever own a VW Beetle? Those had to be
            > the friendlist,
            > > most tight-knit group of car owners on this Earth!
            > It was almost
            > > EXPECTED that when you passed another beetle you
            > either waved,
            > > Beeped or flashed the lights! We we brothers and
            > sisters in arms and
            > > we supported each other till the end! If you saw
            > one broken down on
            > > the roadside you almost always saw another parked
            > behind it trying
            > > to help! Beetle people SUPPORTED each other! All
            > for one and one for
            > > all, as they say. What do we Prius people do?
            > IGNORE each other!!!!!
            > > Act like a bunch of danged snooty-patooties who
            > are just too good to
            > > associate with each other! And what do we get in
            > return for this
            > > snotty attitude? Idiot journalists (???) in some
            > useless rag making
            > > up LIES about our cars!!! Then we have the people
            > who know nothing
            > > at all about Prius' spouting this IDIOT'S garbage
            > to each other as
            > > devine truth because you current Prius owners
            > won't take a moment to
            > > smile at each other or speak nicely to someone who
            > may approach you
            > > in a parking lot!!! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE LATTE
            > YOU SELF RIGHTOUS
            > > DINGLE BERRIES!!! THE FUTURE IS NOW AND YOU ARE
            > IT!!!! GET UP OFF
            > > YOUR SMUG, HOLIER THEN THOU, BATTERY POWERED
            > BEE-HINDS AND GET OUT
            > > THERE AND PRESS SOME FLESH! SHOW 'EM THOSE PEARLY
            > WHITES!!! KILL 'EM
            > > WITH KINDNESS!!! MAKE IT CLEAR WHO WE REALLY ARE!!
            > LET'S GO!!! THE
            > > PLANET NEEDS US!!! WHO'S WITH ME????? LET'S
            > GOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > To access group's website features such as Files,
            > Photos, Links, Database and Polls, go to
            > http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toyota-prius
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            K. B. Eric Riddle



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          • Jon Wilson
            Well, some of us old greybeards are just as enthusiastic about our Prius, and just as friendly as anyone can be. I even wave to non-Prius drivers sometimes
            Message 5 of 15 , Dec 2, 2005
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              Well, some of us old greybeards are just as enthusiastic about our Prius, and just as friendly as anyone can be. I even wave to non-Prius drivers sometimes (;>). If another Prius driver waves, or otherwise gestures, to me, I will most likely wave back. If *anyone* approaches me and my Prius in a parking lot, I will more than willingly discuss the advantages of it. Of course, I grew up in a small town in OK, where most people waved at most others because they knew them!

              CurlyJon
              >
              > From: "K. B. Eric Riddle" <riddlere@...>
              > Date: 2005/12/02 Fri AM 01:17:16 EST
              > To: toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com, Dynamic-Consultant@...
              > Subject: Re: [toyota-prius] Time for a Rant - Hide the breakables
              >
              >
              > I agree.
              > Pulled up to the light on Nebraska 370 at 82nd Steet
              > (loacls know exaclty where this is behind the County
              > Court House in Papillion).
              > Pulled up next to what appeared to be a white '04
              > Prius with a Nebraska vanity plate that expires this
              > month, tried ot get female drivr's attention-no dice.
              > Noticed ANOTHER white 04-05' Prius pull up northbound
              > pause and turneast ahead of us. Then another white
              > 05' (have spoken with the driver once before) pulled
              > up an turned east on NE 370 following the other one.
              > Still no notice from the female driver sitting right
              > next to me. She was RIVETED to something going on in
              > the passenger side of her car, and absolutely refused
              > to acknowledge there was anybody within 10k miles of
              > the left side of her vehicle, much less th fact they
              > may hav hade one silver-just like hers.
              > In the next 5 miles caught the other two white Prius
              > and the guy I had spoken with before acknowledged me,
              > but not like he knew who I was...maybe its the 50%
              > tint...
              > Then this afternoon going to work...northobund on US
              > 75, a black prius with South dakota tags going 15 mph
              > under the speed limit...
              > As I passed (driving 1990 Nissan Maxima this time),
              > waved at the older female driver (probably close to 80
              > yrs old) she gripped the wheel harder, schewed here
              > mouth in such a way I though she was going to lower
              > her window and "spit me off the road" with what
              > appeared to be something in her mouth. Then she just
              > looked straight ahead with a death grip on the
              > steering wheel...
              > Must have swaloed whatever it was...anyway.
              > So much for Prius drivers...
              >
              >
              >
              > --- Jon Wilson <Dynamic-Consultant@...> wrote:
              >
              > > I don't exactly follow your reasoning, but I agree
              > > with both your observations and your conclusions. I
              > > have been close to several Prius and only once got a
              > > friendly wave when I beeped and waved. 'Tis a
              > > puzzlement!
              > >
              > > CurlyJon
              > > >
              > > > From: "kscharfenberg" <kscharfenberg@...>
              > > > Date: 2005/11/30 Wed PM 09:05:36 EST
              > > > To: toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com
              > > > Subject: [toyota-prius] Time for a Rant - Hide the
              > > breakables
              > > >
              > > > Went out to a fancy restaurant with my extended
              > > family Thanksgiving.
              > > > Wonderful meal and great company. Since we were a
              > > somewhat larger
              > > > group, we got a large table in the rear 'party'
              > > (?) room. There were
              > > > a couple other large tables with groups in there
              > > also.
              > > >
              > > > As I was listening to one of my family members
              > > drone on about
              > > > something (Snooooore) I happened to 'pick up' bits
              > > of converstation
              > > > from the group next to us. I zeroed in on their
              > > conversation as ours
              > > > was waaaayyyy out there. They were talking Prius
              > > and hybrids in
              > > > general. Interesting! Then it turned dark. Oh Oh.
              > > >
              > > > They began to say how this "60 MPG advertising"
              > > was all a crock! One
              > > > of them actually read where these cars "Only
              > > REALLY get 35 MPG!" It
              > > > was nothing but advertising!" "Why, my Lincoln
              > > gets close to 30 MPG
              > > > and it's just a regular engine! Hybrids!
              > > Hurrrumph!"
              > > >
              > > > I really wanted to turn my chair and set these
              > > sixty-something,
              > > > Glenn Miller listening, Black socks with sandles
              > > wearing, Hy-Ball
              > > > (???) drinking, Hi-Fi listening, Vinyl-roof
              > > sporting, white-walls
              > > > are 'spiffy, Viagra popping geezers a lesson but
              > > my wife wouldn't
              > > > let me. All I could get in was a "Honey, do you
              > > have the keys to the
              > > > PRIUS? (very loud ) as we passed their table on
              > > the way out. I doubt
              > > > any of those Geritol jet-setters had their hearing
              > > aids turned up
              > > > anyway.
              > > >
              > > > As I drove home I began to ponder why these
              > > oldsters were so down on
              > > > us? What did we do to them? All we're tyring to do
              > > is save the
              > > > danged planet and reduce our use of fossil fuels.
              > > Geee, what an
              > > > awful thing to want! I was bum-fuzzled by their
              > > attitude.
              > > >
              > > > As I drove around for the next couple of days it
              > > began to sink in. I
              > > > saw a guy getting into his Prius in Wally's
              > > Parking lot so I tried
              > > > to engage him in friendly conversation. Really
              > > friendly like. Told
              > > > him I drove a Salsa Red Prius. Asked about his
              > > Milage and so on. He
              > > > responded to me like I just got out of Prison and
              > > wanted to date his
              > > > daughter! I might as well have been covered in
              > > some weird flesh-
              > > > eating bacteria! Very COLD fellow. Odd.
              > > >
              > > > I pulled up next to one at a stop light and rode
              > > side by side with
              > > > them for a couple of miles. I beeped and tried to
              > > get their
              > > > attention. No dice. I beeped again and still
              > > nothing. Huh. Maybe
              > > > their stereo is up? I pulled in behind them and
              > > followed for a mile
              > > > of so. Maybe he would see me. No response. When I
              > > got to my last
              > > > light before I turned, I beeped again. This time
              > > they both looked.
              > > > Was my flesh-eating bacteria showing again? I gave
              > > them both a big
              > > > smile and a thumbs up and all I got was a dead-pan
              > > glance then they
              > > > ignored me! Whhat the **&^^? I drove along side
              > > another prius a day
              > > > later and got the exact same treatment! No smile,
              > > no wave, just a
              > > > blank glance then looked away.
              > > >
              > > > Do any of you people really understand what
              > > driving a Prius
              > > > means???? We are the FUTURE! We are the pioneers!
              > > We are the Modern
              > > > day Conostoga wagons heading out into the
              > > Mountains in search of the
              > > > Pacific ocean! We are few in number but large in
              > > courage! We are
              > > > here to blaze the way for millions that will
              > > (MUST) follow if we are
              > > > to save this blue marble we call Earth! Yet, we
              > > continue to treat
              > > > each other as some weird nutcase waving at us at
              > > stoplights!
              > > >
              > > > Any of you ever own a VW Beetle? Those had to be
              > > the friendlist,
              > > > most tight-knit group of car owners on this Earth!
              > > It was almost
              > > > EXPECTED that when you passed another beetle you
              > > either waved,
              > > > Beeped or flashed the lights! We we brothers and
              > > sisters in arms and
              > > > we supported each other till the end! If you saw
              > > one broken down on
              > > > the roadside you almost always saw another parked
              > > behind it trying
              > > > to help! Beetle people SUPPORTED each other! All
              > > for one and one for
              > > > all, as they say. What do we Prius people do?
              > > IGNORE each other!!!!!
              > > > Act like a bunch of danged snooty-patooties who
              > > are just too good to
              > > > associate with each other! And what do we get in
              > > return for this
              > > > snotty attitude? Idiot journalists (???) in some
              > > useless rag making
              > > > up LIES about our cars!!! Then we have the people
              > > who know nothing
              > > > at all about Prius' spouting this IDIOT'S garbage
              > > to each other as
              > > > devine truth because you current Prius owners
              > > won't take a moment to
              > > > smile at each other or speak nicely to someone who
              > > may approach you
              > > > in a parking lot!!! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE LATTE
              > > YOU SELF RIGHTOUS
              > > > DINGLE BERRIES!!! THE FUTURE IS NOW AND YOU ARE
              > > IT!!!! GET UP OFF
              > > > YOUR SMUG, HOLIER THEN THOU, BATTERY POWERED
              > > BEE-HINDS AND GET OUT
              > > > THERE AND PRESS SOME FLESH! SHOW 'EM THOSE PEARLY
              > > WHITES!!! KILL 'EM
              > > > WITH KINDNESS!!! MAKE IT CLEAR WHO WE REALLY ARE!!
              > > LET'S GO!!! THE
              > > > PLANET NEEDS US!!! WHO'S WITH ME????? LET'S
              > > GOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > To access group's website features such as Files,
              > > Photos, Links, Database and Polls, go to
              > > http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toyota-prius
              > > , Photos, Links, Database and Polls, go to
              > > http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toyota-prius
              > >
              > > Yahoo! Groups Links
              > >
              > >
              > > toyota-prius-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              >
              >
              > K. B. Eric Riddle
              >
              >
              >
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            • Stephan Jennebach
              Guys (and ladies), I think the big point we re missing here is that we assume every Prius owner bought their car for environmental reasons... It would only be
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                Guys (and ladies),

                I think the big point we're missing here is that we assume every
                Prius owner bought their car for environmental reasons... It would
                only be natural to assume that, since that is the reason most of us
                bought the car when it came out a few years ago.
                However, with the recent increases in gas prices, I have the feeling
                many people who bought a Prius did so simply to save money at the
                pump. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of those owners don't even
                know about the full capability of this wonderful car - much less what
                impotant part they are playing in saving the environment, willingly
                or not.
                Driving a Prius is simply not as "special" anymore, as it was a few
                years ago. I see more and more of them on the road, and I haven't
                gotten a single gesture from any one of them. I guess it's just a
                sign of the times ...(boy, that makes me sound a lot older than I
                really am). I don't even try to wave at fellow owners anymore,
                because I get routinely ignored...:(

                Stephan, in his Silver Strata Metallic '03, in Rochester, MN
                38,000 miles, 39.4 lifetime mpg


                --- In toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com, "K. B. Eric Riddle"
                <riddlere@y...> wrote:
                >
                >
                > I agree.
                > Pulled up to the light on Nebraska 370 at 82nd Steet
                > (loacls know exaclty where this is behind the County
                > Court House in Papillion).
                > Pulled up next to what appeared to be a white '04
                > Prius with a Nebraska vanity plate that expires this
                > month, tried ot get female drivr's attention-no dice.
                > Noticed ANOTHER white 04-05' Prius pull up northbound
                > pause and turneast ahead of us. Then another white
                > 05' (have spoken with the driver once before) pulled
                > up an turned east on NE 370 following the other one.
                > Still no notice from the female driver sitting right
                > next to me. She was RIVETED to something going on in
                > the passenger side of her car, and absolutely refused
                > to acknowledge there was anybody within 10k miles of
                > the left side of her vehicle, much less th fact they
                > may hav hade one silver-just like hers.
                > In the next 5 miles caught the other two white Prius
                > and the guy I had spoken with before acknowledged me,
                > but not like he knew who I was...maybe its the 50%
                > tint...
                > Then this afternoon going to work...northobund on US
                > 75, a black prius with South dakota tags going 15 mph
                > under the speed limit...
                > As I passed (driving 1990 Nissan Maxima this time),
                > waved at the older female driver (probably close to 80
                > yrs old) she gripped the wheel harder, schewed here
                > mouth in such a way I though she was going to lower
                > her window and "spit me off the road" with what
                > appeared to be something in her mouth. Then she just
                > looked straight ahead with a death grip on the
                > steering wheel...
                > Must have swaloed whatever it was...anyway.
                > So much for Prius drivers...
                >
                >
                >
                > --- Jon Wilson <Dynamic-Consultant@C...> wrote:
                >
                > > I don't exactly follow your reasoning, but I agree
                > > with both your observations and your conclusions. I
                > > have been close to several Prius and only once got a
                > > friendly wave when I beeped and waved. 'Tis a
                > > puzzlement!
                > >
                > > CurlyJon
                > > >
                > > > From: "kscharfenberg" <kscharfenberg@y...>
                > > > Date: 2005/11/30 Wed PM 09:05:36 EST
                > > > To: toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com
                > > > Subject: [toyota-prius] Time for a Rant - Hide the
                > > breakables
                > > >
                > > > Went out to a fancy restaurant with my extended
                > > family Thanksgiving.
                > > > Wonderful meal and great company. Since we were a
                > > somewhat larger
                > > > group, we got a large table in the rear 'party'
                > > (?) room. There were
                > > > a couple other large tables with groups in there
                > > also.
                > > >
                > > > As I was listening to one of my family members
                > > drone on about
                > > > something (Snooooore) I happened to 'pick up' bits
                > > of converstation
                > > > from the group next to us. I zeroed in on their
                > > conversation as ours
                > > > was waaaayyyy out there. They were talking Prius
                > > and hybrids in
                > > > general. Interesting! Then it turned dark. Oh Oh.
                > > >
                > > > They began to say how this "60 MPG advertising"
                > > was all a crock! One
                > > > of them actually read where these cars "Only
                > > REALLY get 35 MPG!" It
                > > > was nothing but advertising!" "Why, my Lincoln
                > > gets close to 30 MPG
                > > > and it's just a regular engine! Hybrids!
                > > Hurrrumph!"
                > > >
                > > > I really wanted to turn my chair and set these
                > > sixty-something,
                > > > Glenn Miller listening, Black socks with sandles
                > > wearing, Hy-Ball
                > > > (???) drinking, Hi-Fi listening, Vinyl-roof
                > > sporting, white-walls
                > > > are 'spiffy, Viagra popping geezers a lesson but
                > > my wife wouldn't
                > > > let me. All I could get in was a "Honey, do you
                > > have the keys to the
                > > > PRIUS? (very loud ) as we passed their table on
                > > the way out. I doubt
                > > > any of those Geritol jet-setters had their hearing
                > > aids turned up
                > > > anyway.
                > > >
                > > > As I drove home I began to ponder why these
                > > oldsters were so down on
                > > > us? What did we do to them? All we're tyring to do
                > > is save the
                > > > danged planet and reduce our use of fossil fuels.
                > > Geee, what an
                > > > awful thing to want! I was bum-fuzzled by their
                > > attitude.
                > > >
                > > > As I drove around for the next couple of days it
                > > began to sink in. I
                > > > saw a guy getting into his Prius in Wally's
                > > Parking lot so I tried
                > > > to engage him in friendly conversation. Really
                > > friendly like. Told
                > > > him I drove a Salsa Red Prius. Asked about his
                > > Milage and so on. He
                > > > responded to me like I just got out of Prison and
                > > wanted to date his
                > > > daughter! I might as well have been covered in
                > > some weird flesh-
                > > > eating bacteria! Very COLD fellow. Odd.
                > > >
                > > > I pulled up next to one at a stop light and rode
                > > side by side with
                > > > them for a couple of miles. I beeped and tried to
                > > get their
                > > > attention. No dice. I beeped again and still
                > > nothing. Huh. Maybe
                > > > their stereo is up? I pulled in behind them and
                > > followed for a mile
                > > > of so. Maybe he would see me. No response. When I
                > > got to my last
                > > > light before I turned, I beeped again. This time
                > > they both looked.
                > > > Was my flesh-eating bacteria showing again? I gave
                > > them both a big
                > > > smile and a thumbs up and all I got was a dead-pan
                > > glance then they
                > > > ignored me! Whhat the **&^^? I drove along side
                > > another prius a day
                > > > later and got the exact same treatment! No smile,
                > > no wave, just a
                > > > blank glance then looked away.
                > > >
                > > > Do any of you people really understand what
                > > driving a Prius
                > > > means???? We are the FUTURE! We are the pioneers!
                > > We are the Modern
                > > > day Conostoga wagons heading out into the
                > > Mountains in search of the
                > > > Pacific ocean! We are few in number but large in
                > > courage! We are
                > > > here to blaze the way for millions that will
                > > (MUST) follow if we are
                > > > to save this blue marble we call Earth! Yet, we
                > > continue to treat
                > > > each other as some weird nutcase waving at us at
                > > stoplights!
                > > >
                > > > Any of you ever own a VW Beetle? Those had to be
                > > the friendlist,
                > > > most tight-knit group of car owners on this Earth!
                > > It was almost
                > > > EXPECTED that when you passed another beetle you
                > > either waved,
                > > > Beeped or flashed the lights! We we brothers and
                > > sisters in arms and
                > > > we supported each other till the end! If you saw
                > > one broken down on
                > > > the roadside you almost always saw another parked
                > > behind it trying
                > > > to help! Beetle people SUPPORTED each other! All
                > > for one and one for
                > > > all, as they say. What do we Prius people do?
                > > IGNORE each other!!!!!
                > > > Act like a bunch of danged snooty-patooties who
                > > are just too good to
                > > > associate with each other! And what do we get in
                > > return for this
                > > > snotty attitude? Idiot journalists (???) in some
                > > useless rag making
                > > > up LIES about our cars!!! Then we have the people
                > > who know nothing
                > > > at all about Prius' spouting this IDIOT'S garbage
                > > to each other as
                > > > devine truth because you current Prius owners
                > > won't take a moment to
                > > > smile at each other or speak nicely to someone who
                > > may approach you
                > > > in a parking lot!!! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE LATTE
                > > YOU SELF RIGHTOUS
                > > > DINGLE BERRIES!!! THE FUTURE IS NOW AND YOU ARE
                > > IT!!!! GET UP OFF
                > > > YOUR SMUG, HOLIER THEN THOU, BATTERY POWERED
                > > BEE-HINDS AND GET OUT
                > > > THERE AND PRESS SOME FLESH! SHOW 'EM THOSE PEARLY
                > > WHITES!!! KILL 'EM
                > > > WITH KINDNESS!!! MAKE IT CLEAR WHO WE REALLY ARE!!
                > > LET'S GO!!! THE
                > > > PLANET NEEDS US!!! WHO'S WITH ME????? LET'S
                > > GOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > To access group's website features such as Files,
                > > Photos, Links, Database and Polls, go to
                > > http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toyota-prius
                > > , Photos, Links, Database and Polls, go to
                > > http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toyota-prius
                > >
                > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                > >
                > >
                > > toyota-prius-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                >
                >
                > K. B. Eric Riddle
                >
                >
                >
                > __________________________________________
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              • kmbaileyus
                ... Like my coworker said, Prius is pronounced pious .
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                  --- In toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com, "kscharfenberg"
                  <kscharfenberg@y...> wrote:
                  >
                  > BIG SNIP <

                  Like my coworker said, Prius is pronounced "pious".
                • JerryW
                  ... Shorter Oxford English dictionary. Pious: Characterized by, having, or showing reverence to God or gods; devout, godly, religious; sacred as opp. to
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                    On 12/2/05, kmbaileyus <kbailey@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Like my coworker said, Prius is pronounced "pious".


                    Shorter Oxford English dictionary. "Pious: Characterized by, having, or
                    showing reverence to God or gods; devout, godly, religious; sacred as opp.
                    to secular; earnest, heartfelt"

                    And your point was...?

                    Regards

                    Jerry


                    Are you a Prius owner?
                    Put yourself on the MAP!
                    http://www.frappr.com/priusowners


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                  • Mark Binder
                    i have only found one person in another prius who did not respond, and this was just yesterday. i had my wife s 01 and saw an identical green machine
                    Message 9 of 15 , Dec 2, 2005
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                      i have only found one person in another prius who did not respond, and this
                      was just yesterday.

                      i had my wife's '01 and saw an identical green machine approaching me from
                      the left. i honked a lot and waved, but she looked at me and just kept on
                      keepin' on...i pulled up along side of her as soon as the little bit of
                      traffic allowed, honked again and waved, but she stayed transfixed upon the
                      lane ahead, altho we were both stopped in traffic.

                      maybe she is just nervous of others on the road altogether, what with the
                      state of our society today...whatever...i still keep on a'tryin'...

                      mark

                      ----- Original Message -----
                      From: "Jane Berger" <jberger5@...>
                      To: <toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com>
                      Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 7:12 PM
                      Subject: Re: [toyota-prius] Time for a Rant - Hide the breakables


                      > It's odd. I bought my '01 in early '02 and the few and far between other
                      > Prii on the road always waved and responded to my honks and thumbs up, and
                      > if we ever happend to meet in a parking lot, there was always a discussion
                      > about how great the car was. It seems like I still get a response from
                      the
                      > first generation owners, but I have yet to get a response from anyone
                      > driving a second generation. I have always just kind of thought maybe it
                      > was just that they don't recognize my car as another Prius, so they just
                      > think I'm mistaking them for someone else. Anyway, I still honk, wave and
                      > give thumbs up, and I still get a little thrill every time I see another
                      > Prius, and I'm seeing more and more!
                      >
                      > AND, my husband and I still play "Punch Buggy" every time we see a VW
                      > Beetle, which was my first car and was GREAT! I'm always amazed at how
                      many
                      > of those little buggers are still on the road.
                      >
                      > Do not be discouraged, we are doing our part to help save the planet!
                      >
                      > Jane
                      > '01 White - Witchipoo
                      >
                      > ----- Original Message -----
                      > From: "kscharfenberg" <kscharfenberg@...>
                      > To: <toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com>
                      > Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:05 PM
                      > Subject: [toyota-prius] Time for a Rant - Hide the breakables
                      >
                      >
                      > > Went out to a fancy restaurant with my extended family Thanksgiving.
                      > > Wonderful meal and great company. Since we were a somewhat larger
                      > > group, we got a large table in the rear 'party' (?) room. There were
                      > > a couple other large tables with groups in there also.
                      > >
                      > > As I was listening to one of my family members drone on about
                      > > something (Snooooore) I happened to 'pick up' bits of converstation
                      > > from the group next to us. I zeroed in on their conversation as ours
                      > > was waaaayyyy out there. They were talking Prius and hybrids in
                      > > general. Interesting! Then it turned dark. Oh Oh.
                      > >
                      > > They began to say how this "60 MPG advertising" was all a crock! One
                      > > of them actually read where these cars "Only REALLY get 35 MPG!" It
                      > > was nothing but advertising!" "Why, my Lincoln gets close to 30 MPG
                      > > and it's just a regular engine! Hybrids! Hurrrumph!"
                      > >
                      > > I really wanted to turn my chair and set these sixty-something,
                      > > Glenn Miller listening, Black socks with sandles wearing, Hy-Ball
                      > > (???) drinking, Hi-Fi listening, Vinyl-roof sporting, white-walls
                      > > are 'spiffy, Viagra popping geezers a lesson but my wife wouldn't
                      > > let me. All I could get in was a "Honey, do you have the keys to the
                      > > PRIUS? (very loud ) as we passed their table on the way out. I doubt
                      > > any of those Geritol jet-setters had their hearing aids turned up
                      > > anyway.
                      > >
                      > > As I drove home I began to ponder why these oldsters were so down on
                      > > us? What did we do to them? All we're tyring to do is save the
                      > > danged planet and reduce our use of fossil fuels. Geee, what an
                      > > awful thing to want! I was bum-fuzzled by their attitude.
                      > >
                      > > As I drove around for the next couple of days it began to sink in. I
                      > > saw a guy getting into his Prius in Wally's Parking lot so I tried
                      > > to engage him in friendly conversation. Really friendly like. Told
                      > > him I drove a Salsa Red Prius. Asked about his Milage and so on. He
                      > > responded to me like I just got out of Prison and wanted to date his
                      > > daughter! I might as well have been covered in some weird flesh-
                      > > eating bacteria! Very COLD fellow. Odd.
                      > >
                      > > I pulled up next to one at a stop light and rode side by side with
                      > > them for a couple of miles. I beeped and tried to get their
                      > > attention. No dice. I beeped again and still nothing. Huh. Maybe
                      > > their stereo is up? I pulled in behind them and followed for a mile
                      > > of so. Maybe he would see me. No response. When I got to my last
                      > > light before I turned, I beeped again. This time they both looked.
                      > > Was my flesh-eating bacteria showing again? I gave them both a big
                      > > smile and a thumbs up and all I got was a dead-pan glance then they
                      > > ignored me! Whhat the **&^^? I drove along side another prius a day
                      > > later and got the exact same treatment! No smile, no wave, just a
                      > > blank glance then looked away.
                      > >
                      > > Do any of you people really understand what driving a Prius
                      > > means???? We are the FUTURE! We are the pioneers! We are the Modern
                      > > day Conostoga wagons heading out into the Mountains in search of the
                      > > Pacific ocean! We are few in number but large in courage! We are
                      > > here to blaze the way for millions that will (MUST) follow if we are
                      > > to save this blue marble we call Earth! Yet, we continue to treat
                      > > each other as some weird nutcase waving at us at stoplights!
                      > >
                      > > Any of you ever own a VW Beetle? Those had to be the friendlist,
                      > > most tight-knit group of car owners on this Earth! It was almost
                      > > EXPECTED that when you passed another beetle you either waved,
                      > > Beeped or flashed the lights! We we brothers and sisters in arms and
                      > > we supported each other till the end! If you saw one broken down on
                      > > the roadside you almost always saw another parked behind it trying
                      > > to help! Beetle people SUPPORTED each other! All for one and one for
                      > > all, as they say. What do we Prius people do? IGNORE each other!!!!!
                      > > Act like a bunch of danged snooty-patooties who are just too good to
                      > > associate with each other! And what do we get in return for this
                      > > snotty attitude? Idiot journalists (???) in some useless rag making
                      > > up LIES about our cars!!! Then we have the people who know nothing
                      > > at all about Prius' spouting this IDIOT'S garbage to each other as
                      > > devine truth because you current Prius owners won't take a moment to
                      > > smile at each other or speak nicely to someone who may approach you
                      > > in a parking lot!!! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE LATTE YOU SELF RIGHTOUS
                      > > DINGLE BERRIES!!! THE FUTURE IS NOW AND YOU ARE IT!!!! GET UP OFF
                      > > YOUR SMUG, HOLIER THEN THOU, BATTERY POWERED BEE-HINDS AND GET OUT
                      > > THERE AND PRESS SOME FLESH! SHOW 'EM THOSE PEARLY WHITES!!! KILL 'EM
                      > > WITH KINDNESS!!! MAKE IT CLEAR WHO WE REALLY ARE!! LET'S GO!!! THE
                      > > PLANET NEEDS US!!! WHO'S WITH ME????? LET'S GOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > To access group's website features such as Files, Photos, Links,
                      Database
                      > and Polls, go to
                      > > http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toyota-prius
                      > > , Photos, Links, Database and Polls, go to
                      > > http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toyota-prius
                      > >
                      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                      > >
                      > >
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                    • Jones Earle
                      ... * So much for Nebraska drivers. earle *
                      Message 10 of 15 , Dec 2, 2005
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                        On Dec 1, 2005, at 10:17 PM, K. B. Eric Riddle wrote:

                        >
                        > I agree.
                        > Pulled up to the light on Nebraska 370 at 82nd Steet
                        > (loacls know exaclty where this is behind the County
                        > Court House in Papillion).
                        > Pulled up next to what appeared to be a white '04
                        > Prius with a Nebraska vanity plate that expires this
                        > month, tried ot get female drivr's attention-no dice.
                        > Noticed ANOTHER white 04-05' Prius pull up northbound
                        > pause and turneast ahead of us. Then another white
                        > 05' (have spoken with the driver once before) pulled
                        > up an turned east on NE 370 following the other one.
                        > Still no notice from the female driver sitting right
                        > next to me. She was RIVETED to something going on in
                        > the passenger side of her car, and absolutely refused
                        > to acknowledge there was anybody within 10k miles of
                        > the left side of her vehicle, much less th fact they
                        > may hav hade one silver-just like hers.
                        > In the next 5 miles caught the other two white Prius
                        > and the guy I had spoken with before acknowledged me,
                        > but not like he knew who I was...maybe its the 50%
                        > tint...
                        > Then this afternoon going to work...northobund on US
                        > 75, a black prius with South dakota tags going 15 mph
                        > under the speed limit...
                        > As I passed (driving 1990 Nissan Maxima this time),
                        > waved at the older female driver (probably close to 80
                        > yrs old) she gripped the wheel harder, schewed here
                        > mouth in such a way I though she was going to lower
                        > her window and "spit me off the road" with what
                        > appeared to be something in her mouth. Then she just
                        > looked straight ahead with a death grip on the
                        > steering wheel...
                        > Must have swaloed whatever it was...anyway.
                        > So much for Prius drivers...

                        *
                        So much for Nebraska drivers.

                        earle
                        *
                      • kmbaileyus
                        In common usage pious is often taken to mean thinks they re better than you are . ... having, or ... as opp.
                        Message 11 of 15 , Dec 4, 2005
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                          In common usage "pious" is often taken to mean "thinks they're better
                          than you are".

                          --- In toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com, JerryW <jerrywh@g...> wrote:
                          >
                          > On 12/2/05, kmbaileyus <kbailey@f...> wrote:
                          > >
                          > > Like my coworker said, Prius is pronounced "pious".
                          >
                          >
                          > Shorter Oxford English dictionary. "Pious: Characterized by,
                          having, or
                          > showing reverence to God or gods; devout, godly, religious; sacred
                          as opp.
                          > to secular; earnest, heartfelt"
                          >
                          > And your point was...?
                          >
                          > Regards
                          >
                          > Jerry
                          >
                          >
                          > Are you a Prius owner?
                          > Put yourself on the MAP!
                          > http://www.frappr.com/priusowners
                          >
                          >
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                          >
                        • JerryW
                          ... Yes. I was trying to suggest that it shouldn t be Regards Jerry Are you a Prius owner? Put yourself on the MAP! http://www.frappr.com/priusowners [Non-text
                          Message 12 of 15 , Dec 4, 2005
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                            On 12/4/05, kmbaileyus <kbailey@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > In common usage "pious" is often taken to mean "thinks they're better
                            > than you are".


                            Yes. I was trying to suggest that it shouldn't be

                            Regards

                            Jerry


                            Are you a Prius owner?
                            Put yourself on the MAP!
                            http://www.frappr.com/priusowners


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