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Old 01 July 2011, 04:19 PM
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Comment: Do you know of the origins of this email and if the photo is real? I assumed not, but I suppose it could be:

My wife was stopped for excessive speeding yesterday! She thought she could
talk her way out of a ticket until the officer looked at our dog in the back seat...



This one is destined to become a classic! Send it to a friend who needs a
smile. I especially liked the claw marks.
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Old 01 July 2011, 04:27 PM
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But of course, that would be caused by excessive acceleration, not necessarily speeding.

ETA: allegedly a BMW advert.
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Old 01 July 2011, 04:27 PM
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Ha ha! Women are bad drivers, amiright?
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Old 01 July 2011, 04:42 PM
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If a woman can get a road car to accelerate enough to do that, she's actually a pretty amazing driver.
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Old 01 July 2011, 05:48 PM
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At least no actual goggies were injured in the making of this ad.
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Old 01 July 2011, 06:59 PM
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Ha ha! Women are bad drivers, amiright?
No, that wasn't the point of that ad at all. The point was to show the unexpected acceleration of the BMW M5.
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Old 01 July 2011, 07:03 PM
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The ad is fine. The text included in the email forward is the part I was referring to.
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Old 01 July 2011, 07:26 PM
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The ad is fine. The text included in the email forward is the part I was referring to.
I'm not getting a "women are bad drivers, haha" from the e-mail either. Again, I'm getting a "look how fast my car is". Speeding, in many circles, isn't seen as a sign of bad driving. I know on snopes it is though.
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Old 01 July 2011, 07:29 PM
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Then why isn't he driving it himself, rather than specifying that his wife is doing so?
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Old 01 July 2011, 07:39 PM
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Then why isn't he driving it himself, rather than specifying that his wife is doing so?
Because, even if they don't thing that speeding makes them bad drivers, very few people will "out" their own follibles when they can blame it on someone else? Just a theory.

Counter point, how does this e-mail cast the woman as a bad driver, rather than just an overly speedy one?
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Old 01 July 2011, 07:44 PM
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Well, she's not very considerate of her passengers. The dog looks terrified.
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Old 01 July 2011, 07:47 PM
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Being photoshopped in half will do that to a body.
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Old 01 July 2011, 08:21 PM
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I just get the "Ha ha, bad woman driver!" vibe from the text. I wish I could articulate why, but this is the end of a very long week for me and I can't brain today.
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Aimee, I get the "bad woman driver" vibe as well. First, she's not just speeding, she's excessively speeding. With an exclamation point. Then, instead of admitting fault, she thinks she can talk her way out of a ticket. Note that she isn't described as successfully doing so -- she thought she could talk her way out of a ticket. The implication is that the woman is not only irresponsible and a bad driver, but someone who doesn't know how to properly deal with the consequences or with an authority figure such as a cop.

I'm sure many of you will think I'm reading way too much into these two little sentences, but I do get a "bad woman driver" vibe from it.
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Old 04 July 2011, 02:29 PM
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My wife was stopped for excessive speeding yesterday! She thought she could
talk her way out of a ticket until the officer looked at our dog in the back seat
Rodney Dangerfield!
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I just get the "Ha ha, bad woman driver!" vibe from the text. I wish I could articulate why, but this is the end of a very long week for me and I can't brain today.
It's most definitely not just you. There is a marked "women can't drive" slant to it. There's no reason to specify that it's the wife otherwise.
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Errr how exactly should the text of the OP had been worded?

"Some undetermined person of undetermined relation to me of an undetermined gender was stopped for excessive speeding..."
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No one said it shouldn't be worded that way. They said that the way it was worded gave them a particular "vibe."

I'll turn the question around and ask, how should the people who got that "vibe" have responded to avoid annoying the people who didn't get that vibe?
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Errr how exactly should the text of the OP had been worded?

"Some undetermined person of undetermined relation to me of an undetermined gender was stopped for excessive speeding..."
How about "I was stopped for speeding"?
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Old 04 July 2011, 03:26 PM
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Of course, it could, hypothetically, have been written (the text accompanying the photo, not the original ad) by a guy (or woman) whose wife was known to their friends as a speeder or careless accelerator, or by someone whose dog just looked similar to that, and the original person was not making a joke about women in general at all.

It could be simply, haha, this dog looks like mine, my friends will laugh at this!

Or haha, everybody knows that my wife gets in trouble for speeding, they're going to be so taken in that when they scroll down and see the picture they'll be totally shocked and surprised to realize it was a joke all along!


And then the friends, and friends of friends, etc, may have just passed it along as it was.
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