I guess that's a lot of text to just say stereotypes are pretty powerful and influence everyone to some degree.
I will agree with that for sure. I didn't have a problem with your stereotype really, or not understanding why you have it. Lol. I have no respect for any towtruck driver whatsoever.
That is what I had a problem with. And yes you have the right to feel that way, just as I have the right to disagree, lol. I'm just saying, that in my opinion, that's pretty messed up. If you said, "Tow truck drivers that are driving like dbags" instead of WHATSOEVER I never would have said a word about it. Lol. But JUST wearing a tow truck uniform is hardly the same as sagging pants, gold teeth, gangsta limp, etc. I guess it gets the same reaction out of me as people who automatically assume all cops are worthless a-holes who are just out to give the honest man a ticket, just because they have meet a few who are like that.
I can relate to the stereotype I guess, that's kind of why it irked me. So many people just assume all of us mechanics are just idiot a-holes trying to rip them off, because that's what they've been trained to think or have had bad experiences with some. So it's like I have to PROVE I'm not an a-hole trying to rip you off everytime you bring your car to me. A lot of people in my field, or those close to it, get AUTO labeled as something we're not. So SOME people, the second they see me in uniform, turn up their nose at me. Even at a small town grocery store like we have here. Yes I'm dirty, yes I have an ASE Mechanic patch on my arm, NO I'M NOT A LYING THEIVING PIECE OF CRAP. Makes me want to pistol whip someone.
So you can see why that stuck a nerve with me. Sorry for turning on my RANT mode when I simply disagreed with you. We'll just agree to disagree and go on.
PS - I'm saving that picture. Lol. Makes me want to figure out how to put it on my xbox profile.