I try my best to be an enlightened person. I do not care what colour your skin is, what God you worship, what gender your significant other is or if you have an apple or an android phone. I will judge you by your car.
The type of car you have tells me a lot about the type of person you are and your lifestyle. Over the next few weeks I will break down each of those options for you in detail. Far more telling than the type and features is how you have made your mark on your ride and how you look after it. I realise that our budget dictates what we can afford to spend on our car but that is no excuse for basic maintenance, cleaning and the accessories you have paid to add.
Just as you can tell a lot about a person by the clothes they wear, the condition the clothes are in or if they are even wearing shoes; the choice of accessories, the cleanliness of the car and the things that need fixing can make a first impression long before you open your mouth.
Did you put a bumper sticker on that reads "No Fear"? Are those black and white cowhide seat covers? Is this the 6th week since your flat tyre and you are still using the spare because you haven't fixed the flat yet? Did someone have the chance to write "wash me" in the dirt on your back window?
Would you trust a financial advisor who turned up in a rusty old wreck? Would you relax with a beautician whose car was filthy dirty? Would you let your children get in the car of a babysitter who has a bumper sticker that reads "If it's rockin' don't come knockin'"? No of course not.
So next time you meet a blind date, or a potential business associate, or trust your loved ones with a lift from a friend; look at their car and judge them harshly. If you want to make a good impression, give your car a bath, tidy up what you can and make sure everything about that car tells people who you are. Stay tuned as I detail some tell tale signs and what they mean about each type of car.