Tank vs Albert – The Results

15 Jun

Hello my friends.  Hope everyone had a most excellent weekend.  We all did here at the Hotel Thompson.  Us anipals got plenty of snuggles and rest.  Mom and dad completed the Tank vs Albert challenge and I’m here today with the results from them.  And just so you know, mom took daddy with her so that the results were not one-sided.  Do you think you know who won out in the competition of who is the most fun?  Do you think mommy gets treated differently when she drives the other vehicle?  You don’t have to wait any longer – here we go.

First up for the challenge – Tank.  Mom/dad went out riding in Tank on Saturday around the area.  Now, remember the challenge was to do the following:

  • Wave at two cars that are similar in make and see what people do.
  • Let two people in front of her at different times to see what people do.
  • Go through a drive thru and pay for the breakfast behind her to see what people do.

Mom saw another car right off similar to Tank on the boulevard.  She waved at the woman driver.  The woman driver did a double take as if who are you waving at.  So much for being friendly huh?  Later on, mom saw another car similar to Tank with another woman driver.  She waved.  The lady at least smiled at mom – no wave but a smile.

At a red light, there was a man coming out of a shopping center.  Mom stopped to let him out.  He came out like there was no tomorrow without even a glance back.  Later, another stop light and restaurant.  Mom waved to let the woman out.  Again, no acknowledgement.

Mom and dad then proceeded to a drive thru later on in the day.  The lady behind them was buying a Happy Meal for her child so mom decided to buy it for her.  Mom pulled up to see the woman’s reaction.  Nada.  Nothing.  Not even a wave of thank you.

Results in Tank – Okay not very friendly.  Mom did get a wave from another similar driver of a Chevrolet Equinox. Other than that, nothing.  How crappy huh?

Sunday, mom/dad decided to take out Albert for the test.  They drove in different areas than they did Tank the day before.  Now, Smart cars are harder to find on the roads here – not a lot of people have them so they had to really look.

After a while, mom spotted one like a great white in the ocean.  She moved towards it.  She didn’t even have to honk first – the guy did in his Smart car.  He beeped his horn and waved like crazy at mom.  Of course, she acted equally as crazy and waved back.

The next spotting was a two-for.  She was sitting at a light and a Smart car was coming out of a restaurant.  She not only let the Smart car out, but they waved like crazy, rolled down their window and shouted to mom, “We love your car!”  Go figure huh?

Later on in the day, mom/dad were sitting at another light and a car was coming out of a motel.  Mom motioned them.  Do you believe what they did – they waved and laughed.  Awesome!

Now the kicker – to do a drive thru and pay for someone’s meal behind them.  They hit the nearest drive thru, ordered their food and paid for the car behind them.  Mom pulled up a bit to see what would happen.  The car behind them pulled up, you could see the conversation taking place and then they started beeping their horn and waving.  SCORE!

So what does this challenge teach you… other than mom/dad have a lot of time on their hands to do random psychiatric testing on people that don’t even know it – snorts.  This challenge teaches you something that women have known for centuries – are you ready for this – SIZE MATTERS!  No really, think about it.  This works not only in cars but in real life with humans.  The smaller you are, the more accepting people are to you and go out of their way to be nicer.  You know it’s true.  It’s profiling at it’s basic power.  Think about it.   Until people accept that we are all individuals in all different shapes and sizes, this will continue.  Bullying is a powerful weapon that happens in all forms of life.  This is a time to make a stand my friends.



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24 responses to “Tank vs Albert – The Results

  1. easyweimaraner

    06/15/2015 at 1:59 am

    oh man… the drivers of other tanks are hard candy… as hard as a tank… that means smart drivers are really smart! and therefore they rather smile and make funny noises with their horn instead to spend their day like grumpy cat… pawsome!

    • PigLove

      06/15/2015 at 10:31 am

      This is true brother and a great comparison to Grumpy Cat. Mom/dad had a great time comparing the two – I even tagged along for the results. Unbelievable these peeps were in driving their tanks. XOXO – Bacon

  2. Charlie

    06/15/2015 at 5:09 am

    Crikey …… Mum wants to sell our big tank of a thing and go buy a smart car. Smart car drivers have more fun, aye??

    • PigLove

      06/15/2015 at 10:32 am

      It looks like it my friend. We all had fun riding around this weekend comparing the two… and of course I got fries at the drive-thrus’ – such a win-win for this oinker! XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    06/15/2015 at 5:31 am

    Lesson learned!!! My Mom says she’d rather be a “Smarty-Pants” any old day! HAHAHA

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      06/15/2015 at 10:32 am

      Snorts!! You got it cousin! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Reilly & Denny

    06/15/2015 at 8:56 am

    that is what we thought would happen – people like unusual 🙂

    • PigLove

      06/15/2015 at 10:33 am

      Yes they do. The smaller the better and of course with me in the back… 🙂 fun times. XOXO – Bacon

  5. The Canadian Cats

    06/15/2015 at 5:36 pm

    Wow, what a difference! I say its time to put on the pink shirt with No Bullying on it. Mom has shrunk 3 inches since her 30’s. I wonder if she gets more attention now. Her family calls her a “short ass”. Don’t think she likes this and it doesn’t seem like better treatment at all.


    • PigLove

      06/16/2015 at 9:34 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter! You know what is funny is that mom wore her pink shirt on Saturday riding around in Tank. It was great and we thought about ya’ll all day! XOXO – Bacon

      • The Canadian Cats

        06/16/2015 at 12:12 pm

        We like that. Riding around doing the psyche tests sound interesting.

    • PigLove

      06/16/2015 at 9:34 am

      P.S. And your mom is not short ass size – she’s fun size like chocolate!! XOXO – Bacon

  6. gentlestitches

    06/15/2015 at 8:38 pm

    I agree with Easy. Smart people drive smart cars. Also I would rather be a smiling cat than grumpy cat. ❤

    • PigLove

      06/16/2015 at 9:35 am

      Us too Auntie Sharon! XOXO – Bacon

  7. ThisKidReviewsBooks

    06/16/2015 at 6:48 am

    Dang! I’m 5’10”! That doesn’t help me! 😉

    • PigLove

      06/16/2015 at 9:39 am

      You are right up there with my mom my friend. She touches the heavens! XOXO – Bacon

  8. Tails Around the Ranch

    06/16/2015 at 11:11 am

    Bacon, I’m not at all surprised by your mom and dad’s experience. I think people in SUVs tend to feel more entitled than folks in little cars. And just so that people know exactly how roomy they are, my friend and her husband had one in Germany and he’s 6’5″ and she’s 6′ and it was more than ample for their long tall bodies! 😉

    • PigLove

      06/16/2015 at 12:08 pm

      Totally right my friend. Me, dad and mom have plenty of room in Albert. We love him! Well, me and mom absolutely. Dad hates that he doesn’t have shocks – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Nylabluesmum

    06/22/2015 at 8:39 pm

    What a cool test your Mom & Dad with Tank & Albert! Here it would be reversed. People LIKE big massive 4 X 4’s & SUV’s and they laugh at Smart Cars….Sometimes I think I live in the ‘Twilight Zone’ (cute the music…lol…)
    Sherri-Ellen (who likes to do psyche tests on unknowing people too!!)

    • PigLove

      06/23/2015 at 9:52 am

      Snorts! It’s way cool to drive around in Albert. People love him and especially when they see me snorting out through the back window. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        06/23/2015 at 12:50 pm

        Say Bacon maybe you should be a “spoke Pig’ for the Smart Car>>>something along the lines of Smart Pigs ride in Smart Cars!!! It could be a BIG winner!!! 😉
        ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

      • PigLove

        06/23/2015 at 2:09 pm

        This is true my friend. That’s a great idea. I’m off to write some letters for that right now…. maybe add some pictures 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        06/23/2015 at 6:25 pm

        I say “GO for it Bacon!!!” You could become famous!!! Siddhartha Henry would love a famous “Uncle”, lol 😉
        ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen


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