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About three months ago, my sister discovered this beautiful 1955 Dodge Jobline pick-up truck in a local Charleston newspaper. Knowing how much I’d always dreamed of owning a 1950’s red pick-up, she rang to tell me about the listing and I located it online. We talked about how beautiful it was and of all the things we’d love to do with the truck, but the price was simply too high and over time, we soon forgot about her.
Then, about two weeks ago, our Granny passed away and I found myself back in S.C. for her burial. One day shortly after, with emotions still at an all-time high, my sister and I decided we would go kayaking where our Granny and Grandpa were born and raised. It would’ve been a great trip, except none of the weather forecasters had predicted the severe thunderstorms that ensued and we quickly found ourselves in need of alternative plans. What better to do than shop, right?
With our trip canceled, we found ourselves riding around Mt. Pleasant with a ridiculously large two-person kayak on our roof and "nothing" to do. I mentioned thinking it would be nice to go back and check out this 1960’s “Endless Summer” type canary yellow station wagon we’d passed the day before, so we headed to the garage where it was parked. After perusing a wide array of vintage vehicles, we made out way to the garage and struck up a conversation with the mechanics. We inquired about some of the vintage vehicles and mentioned we’d found a red 1950’s red pick-up a few months back and asked if they’d ever seen one. They mentioned knowing of both a black and a white 1950’s truck, but no red one. As the conversation neared the ½ hour mark, one of the mechanics remembered he’d seen a red 1950’s pick-up parked at a law firm not far from the shop. As soon as he said this I thought (and my sister claims I said out loud), “That’s it!”.
After getting a few other places / people’s names who might know where to find a 1950’s pick-up, we took our chances and headed to see the truck the mechanic had mentioned seeing "a while back". We had nothing to lose by looking. As soon as we saw the vehicle and drove around the back-end, I knew it was the same one my sister had found three months prior. On the driver’s door window hung a sign advertising a slashed price and a phone number. After taking some photos and checking out the vehicle, my sister rang the listed number. We’d both just assumed the truck belonged to a man, so when a woman answered, she was surprised. After speaking for a few minutes, it became clear the voice at the other end was not going to “hand the phone over” (to a man). So, my sister asked, "Are you the owner?", to which the woman replied, "Yes!".
Needless to say, I think we were all a little surprised. The owner – Christine – explained she’d moved to Charleston from NYC to get into the bakery business and had bought the truck to "pick up men" – yes, that’s why she’d gotten it. At this juncture, my sister looked like she’d seen a ghost. There were several reasons for this "ook". One being, she’d been born in NY and two, her sister (that’d be me) currently lives there. Thirdly, she’d been trying to figure out how to transition out of a career in radio and was thinking of starting a baking business! I’m not kidding. When she asked Christine if owning the truck had indeed helped her meet any men, she said it hadn’t, but that the truck had been rented quite a few times for photo shoots and commercials. Gears in our heads quickly began turning. And Christine was so happy that women were calling about the truck because she specifically wanted to sell the truck to a female. She told us to go into the offices and get the keys to go for a spin.
She’d also mentioned the mechanic who’d worked on the truck was close by and told us where to find his garage. After going in and speaking with a lovely woman who had some problem locating the keys, we went back outside to wait. After a few minutes, the keys arrived and the girl mentioned if we could wait, that the mechanic who’d worked on the vehicle would be coming by to pick both she and her Mum in a few minutes. Huh? Why?!? Because the mechanic was her father! When we heard this, it was like a bolt of lightening had struck. How was it possible the mechanic we’d just been told about and whom we were going to go visit would be coming to us? Things were just getting too weird, so, of course, we waited. It seemed kizmit was taking over at this juncture.
It had been a while since I’d driven a standard, though it’s been my main transmission for the majority of my driving years, so I wasn’t too worried. And, my sister had learned how to drive a standard shift on a tractor on someone’s farm, so between the two of us, we thought we’d be okay. Not long after, the mechanic arrived. If seemed the truck hadn’t been started in a while, so he had to jump-start her and we all piled in. He took us to a nearby car park and we drove around back to an empty area. My sister decided to go first and we all had a really good laugh. Next, it was my turn and after the mechanic properly explained the H-gear pattern, I did an so-so job with the ½ ton, no power steering, no power breaks slant V6 badass – though this isn’t to say it wasn’t nerve-racking as hell! Not only was she extremely difficult to maneuver, but somehow driving her made one’s hands completely black and at some point, we’d all touched our faces and had black marks all over ourselves and our clothing. We looked like Al Jolsen in his black-face – except, in reverse!
After returning to the law firm, we said we’d be back in a few days. We spent a day trying to figure out how we could make getting this truck happen and returned to take (what we’d already named) “Big Red” to a few mechanics shops and restoration experts the following day. Before getting out on crowded main roads, we decided to get some more practice driving the truck and so, after some quick cleaning of the windows and interior, we headed back to that nearby car park.
It’s a good thing my sister had learned to drive on a tractor, because on this particular 97degree afternoon, “Big Red” was akin to driving around in a 1/2 ton tractor. Driving Red was roughly the equivalent to taking part in a triathlon in 105 degree temperatures. Because she’s so hard to drive, on one occasion, I had to grab the giant wheel and help my sister make a turn! Yes, it took two of us and we’re both over 5”10, with plenty of muscle. Oh how I was beginning to appreciate power steering!
Jerking in-and-out-of all three gears, my sister finally stalled Big Red for a second time – sending us to a halting stop. Sweating and dirty, she screamed out in frustration, “Oh my God, I can’t do this! We’re crazy! This is never going to work!”. Searching for the inspirational words an older sibling is supposed to have at the ready, I turned my head and spotted this white big rig parked just beside us and nearly fainted. For, it was a Cardinal line truck with no more than two cardinal emblems – one on the cab and one on the trailer – emblazoned upon it.
You see, our Grandfather, who had died when we were very small was a country boy (related to Swamp Fox – yeah!) and his favorite bird was the cardinal. We know anytime one crosses our paths, to pay close attention. Gasping, I directed her attention right toward the “cardinal spotting” and we both nearly lost it. Tears welled up in both our eyes. My sister then took a deep breath and said, “Did you see the pair of cardinals fly past us as we drove back here?”. I hadn’t and said so, but quickly grabbed my camera to capture the rig carrying the cardinal message from our Gran.
While neither said so, in that moment, I think we both knew we’d buy the 1955 Dodge- even before we took her to get checked out. Can’t go against the elders, right? We offered nearly half the original price and Christine accepted. So, if for any reason, you’re in need of a classic 1955 Dodge pick up truck in fire engine red, you know who to contact!
Photographer: A. Golden, eyewash design – Charleston, S.C., July, 2008
It is calculated that 30 % of Yankee singles have used internet dating sites. I do not know what quantity of people that is, nor if that statistic is true across the Internet connected world. What’s certain is that at this time there are millions of love-hungry people on the web. There’ll be millions tomorrow too, and this time next year there may be even more.
That’s lots of people!
Whilst everyone is different, it’s fair to say they all need the same thing in the final analysis : they want to feel loved. If you want to know how to pick up women online ( or off for that matter ) you’ve got to make them first feel better than they do right now.
And you will not do that by flexing your muscles.
For a girl especially, this implies feeling safe. It suggests feeling attractive and desirable. Above all, it suggests feeling. ( that is’s as opposed to’groping’ )
Okay, here’s my first ‘How To Pick Up Women‘ Top Tip…!
Women, in the main, don’t work on the same visible plane as us men. Naturally, they care about your appearance – so should you! But they are much more’wired’ to emotion. ( after all , nature has blessed or cursed women with the capability to have babies, and her instinct is to get a good father. Men are programmed to multiply as frequently as possible and so look for a healthy ma. Now you know why you adore to pick up women – it’s in the genes. As if you cared )
When you first approach a lady – even online – you must have this under consideration. If you want to know how to pick up women, you’ve got to start by asking yourself how you are making her feel. She surely will not want to learn about your interest in soccer or baseball, and she certainly will not need any of your urgent stats, much as you might be enthusiastic to learn hers!
Second’How to Pick Up Women‘ Top Tip … Ready?
If you really need to know the way to pick up a girl online, ( I’ve done it dozens of times ), try provoking her a little – not to make her squirm, but to make her grin. It creates a girl feel good as it shows you are seeing her uniqueness. Obviously, if you are going to master the art of how to pick up women you want to know where the line is between teasing and taunting!
How To Pick Up Women – Top Tip 3
When enlightening her about yourself, let her know something about how you’re feeling about things – ( not your soccer team ) – but things like relations. Be truthful. You will not seduce women with insincerity, and they have a radar for this better than bats can catch moths!
If you are not prepared for a committed relationship, say so . Hopefully, you’ve been canny enough to choose women who are on the same wavelength. It is a bit mean to try to pick up girls who need a man and family life if all you are after is an one night stand! There are masses of women out there who are completely happy with’fun’ or’casual’ encounters – provided you approach them the right way. No girl will ever admit that straight out!
Here’s a massive’how to pick up women’ tip – something you should never do!
Never mention how your last relationship ended! Never, ever say that your prior lover was a b***ch or anything of the kind. No, no and no again. If you do that, she will be asking herself if you are thinking of her that way. Never compare her with an ex. Ever. Period. Got that?
If you actually need to know how to pick up girls online or elsewhere, let her know what is in your heart. If you follow my passions and do things in your life as you love them, you will pick up women by the score, because they love to like a man who loves life! So think about what you adore before you start writing or talking to them.
Here’s another big tip on how to pick up women too : put her at the centre of your thoughts.
For example, let her know how her photo, ( if she’s got one ) took your breath away. And for heaven’s sake find something in her dating profile that you can talk about. She will have sweated blood over compiling it, so give her some credit and make her sound interesting to you.
( If she is’s one of people who’s left all her profile blank, why are you writing to her anyway? Why would you would like to pick up women who can’t be troubled to write more than their name? There are hundreds more out there near you, unless your home is central Sahara Desert )
If you actually need to know how to pick up women online, follow these straightforward principles and they will beat a trail to your ( bedroom ) door.
http://www.womenwaiting4u.com. Martin was a pick up artist with a passion for both women and writing. These days, he focuses more on writing as he has a full time woman. “How to pick up women with a single email” is his latest work.
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