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Embarrassing Tesla moment...

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  1. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Active Member

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    #1 Btrflyl8e, Oct 30, 2013
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    So, I try to be aware of other drivers when stopped as I don't want to ignore someone wanting to ask me questions and appear snobby. This morning on my drive to work there were two gentlemen in a work truck in the lane to my right. At a stoplight, I noticed the driver had the window down and was looking at the car. I glanced over and then looked forward, but saw him gesture out of the corner of my eye. Happy to oblige, I muted the radio and lowered the passenger window. Once it was down, I gave him my friendliest Tesla smile with an exuberant "HI!" He looked a little confused as he replied "hi..." and slowly it dawned on me that he had never gestured for me to open the window...

    After what felt like forever but was likely 2 seconds of awkwardly staring at each other, the light changed.

    Sigh. He probably told the story all day about the lunatic woman who tried to pick him up at a traffic light.
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    But was he cute?
     
  3. Btrflyl8e

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    Sadly, no.
     
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    On the bright side of things, since he wasn't cute it's a good thing he didn't think you were trying to pick him up. That would have been even more embarrassing.
     
  5. Btrflyl8e

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    I really don't know what he thought... thank goodness for that awesome acceleration, LOL.

    One thing it made me think about though, apparently this was not shocking to anyone who knows me. Upon telling the story at work I got a lot of eye rolling with comments like "classic Christal". What the...?
     
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    That was you? Here I was thinking it was my good looks and charm :biggrin:

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    Oh never mind... couldn't have been me ROFLMAO :love:

    I crack myself up... Heyyyyyyyyyyyy there's an idea... TeslaMingle.com for discerning singles with impeccable taste in cars. :tongue:
     
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    #7 dsmith2189, Oct 30, 2013
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    What he would say if he belonged to TMC...

    What do you mean not cute? When you smiled and said HI, I thought you meant it. you are such a tease Christal.

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    Jim beat me to it.

    the home page for TeslaSingles.com or TeslaMingle.com can say "I may not be cute:redface: but I own a Tesla.:love:"
     
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    Lol, I was only trying to promote the brand, I swear!
     
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    After you blew him off the line, you can bet he was too embarrassed to talk about it.
     
  10. brianman

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    So many potential replies to this. None of them appropriate.

    Oh, I have some questions though:
    - What color were his (the driver's) eyes?
    - What color was the truck?
     
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    what's after that? teslaashleymadison.com? lol
     
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    Lol, brown; white. If you asked him the same question about my eye color he would probably reply "crazy". My enthusiastic "hi!" was only really appropriate for a Tesla Q&A...
     
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    I saw you work the crowd at Cars and Coffee last month, and bet this is not the last time you do this! You're a natural ambassador. Too bad not everyone wants to be recruited to the Tesla side!
     
  14. Btrflyl8e

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    Lol. Let's just hope I don't get myself into trouble one day!
     
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    Haha.
     
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    Haha, thanks for sharing your story! My wife and I both enjoyed it! :)
     
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    #17 Btrflyl8e, Oct 31, 2013
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    I really need to do some soul searching. Everyone I told who knows me just didn't seem to find it surprising, including my boyfriend. I got the usual slow head shake of shame. Almost like they are embarrassed BY me instead of FOR me. Hmmm...
     
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    Well, I can't speak for other things you may or may not do but I think you were completely justified in this case! You just wanted to be a good advocate for Tesla. We've all been there!
     
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    Some people just don't understand the passion we have for the cars :)

    Plus given that they see you all the time, they are likely tired of hearing you rant and rave about the car and the company and Elon... Your boyfriend probably thinks you wanna marry the guy at this point :p (In fairness I know nothing about you and am really just projecting myself onto you right now, because I am sure my friends are tired of me talking about it all the time too haha!)
     
  20. Btrflyl8e

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    Oh, I am pretty sure it manifests the same in all of us!
     

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