[DMCForum] Re: Hub Cap Theory
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Hub cap puller, as in "the wife?"
:)

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Stragand" <dave.stragand@xxxx>
wrote:
> "Hub cap puller"?  You mean, a "screwdriver"?  =)
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: erikgeerdink
>   To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 2:47 PM
>   Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Hub Cap Theory
>
>
>   Perhaps they lost or broke their hubcaps if they do work on their
car
>   (brake work).  Its a cheap repair if you do it yourself, and not
>   everyone has a hubcap puller.  I know I've broken a few in the
past. 
>   Just a thought.
>
>   Erik 
>
>   --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Stragand"
<dave.stragand@xxxx>
>   wrote:
>   > Simple:  Generally, the more money you make, the more you are
>   concerned about appearances.  Hubcaps serve little function aside
>   from aesthetics, and therefore are not replaced when lost by
folks on
>   lower incomes, who are not as concerned about appearances.
>   >
>   > Same reason why most folks who make more money wear nicer shoes
>   and/or have nicer haircuts.  Function generally overrides form
for
>   those on lesser incomes.
>   >
>   > -Dave
>   >   ----- Original Message -----
>   >   From: billsfanmd@xxxx
>   >   To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   >   Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 1:34 PM
>   >   Subject: [DMCForum] Hub Cap Theory
>   >
>   >
>   >
>   >   Alright I had a quick second between classes and I had to
write
>   about this. I hope this post does not offend anyone but since I
was a
>   young whipper snapper this has made me curious. maybe "Vixen"
Dave
>   can put in his two cents or perhaps our DMC owners accross the
>   Atlantic can comment if this persists in their country.
>   >
>   >   Why is it that less fortunate people with lower incomes have
cars
>   that are missing all or most of their hubcaps?  :-) I have
noticed
>   for some time that in nice neighborhoods motor vehicles seem to
have
>   all 4 hubcaps. Whenever I visis job sites of students in lower
income
>   areas almost every car seems to be missing at least one but
usually
>   all 4 hubcaps?
>   >
>   >   Is this becasue hubcaps know how much their owners make? Is
it
>   that the strength of the clips that hold these things on are
directly
>   tied to the earning power of the owner? Or perhaps these owners
>   prefer the look of the black tire rim??? I guess also if one hub
cap
>   falls off it is more economical for them to take the other 3 off
then
>   to purchase a new one :-)....Perhaps in an effort to save money
they
>   have found a better household use for them then wasting them on
their
>   tire rims? Maybe the local kids take them and sell them on ebay?
>   >
>   >   While driving today in a not so nice neigborhood nearly every
car
>   was missing their hub caps. At one point I almost wound my window
>   down to ask one owner where all his hub caps went?...However, I
>   decided against such action...There is even a man who has
profited
>   from this hub cap dillema. In a not-so-nice area there is a
roadside
>   shop called "Hub Cap City" where owners can brouse through
thousands
>   of stray caps looking for their long lost match.
>   >
>   >   Any one of our automotive historians that that wants to chime
in
>   on my theory I would like your comments :-)
>   >
>   >   Mike C
>   >   2109
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