Hugely important question!

I changed the oil and oil filter in my daughter’s car today? Now, does this make me a good daddy, or a cisheteronormative patriarchist oppressor?

12 Comments

  1. You’re a sexist and if it weren’t for your white privilege you could see the act itself is a war on women. Hang your head in shame and sign up for sensitivity training.

  2. You did something for your daughter that she could’ve done for herself. Let’s break down what that means.

    1) Your daughter needed an oil change and could’ve done it herself, but she didn’t.
    2) The woman depended on someone in authority over her to do for her what she could’ve done for herself.
    3) The woman is part of a protected race: the race of women.
    4) What you did further ensured the woman’s dependence on you.
    5) What you did furthered the sense of entitlement the woman has for services to be rendered without her working for them.
    6) What you did further ensured the woman will always vote for you out of a sense of need, gratitude, and entitlement.

    What you did proves you’re a Democrat!

  3. In my defense, I don’t think that my daughter could have done it for herself, because Ford put the fornicating oil filter where it’s very difficult to get a filter wrench on it, and it was on too tightly even for me to loosen it by hand. After several attempts, along with some words which I don’t use on this poor site, I managed to get the filter wrench just barely on it, at an angle, and loosen it with about ¼” turns, until it was loose enough to finish by hand.

    Am I the only one who remembers when oil filters were installed straight up and down, so that you could remove them without spilling the oil that was in them? Why was that so necessary to change?

    Of course, it’s very green of me to change do the oil changes at work, because the garage is heated with a waste oil burning furnace, and I’ve got a 500 gallon waste oil tank there into which to dump the used oil.

  4. ” Editor
    Thursday, 22 May 2014 at 15:59

    … I don’t think that my daughter could have done it for herself…

    I … spilling the oil

    …Why … change?

    … me … do the oil changes at work ..

    … garage is heated … I’ve got a 500 gallon waste oil tank … dump the used oil.”

    Evil. You admit you are pure evil.

  5. Am I the only one who remembers when oil filters were installed straight up and down, so that you could remove them without spilling the oil that was in them? Why was that so necessary to change?

    Probably because they figure no one changes their own oil any more? I used to change the oil in my old Civic, even though it was a pain because you had to jack up the front and put both sides on jack stands because it sat too low to reach the underside of the car.

    But with my current Civic, I just let the dealer do it. It’s not that much more than doing it myself (I use Mobil 1) and it saves me the mess and hassle, that, and disposing of the old oil, which, in the Bad Old Days, we just poured into the ground or down a sewer.

  6. Well, I change my own oil. I keep two ramps at the plant garage (I own those ramps) so that I can just drive up on them, elevating the vehicles enough for me to get underneath, using the plant creeper. I’ve got drain pans here, as well as the waste oil burner for disposing of the used oil.

    Ford recommends 5W20 synthetic blend, which is what I use. I can buy the oil and filter at WalMart for less than it would cost to have Midas or Lehighton Ford to change it.

  7. Now Mr. Editor, let’s be honest. How much does it cost to change one’s oil and how much does one actually “save” by doing so himself? For me it’s worth the price just so I don’t have to spend an hour trying to get the grease and grime off my hands and from under my nails. I must look good for my White Privilege, you know.

    If you were to say you enjoy changing your own oil, that I could understand. But to save a few measly bucks? Nah.

  8. Hoagie referring to the classic “white privilege look” …

    Causes me to reflect that I may have seen that look somewhere before.

    http://trends4ever.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/white-color-nice-leisure-suit-collection.jpg

    The white privilege, or “Full Cleveland” look is often featured in lime green as well; tastefully accentuated by white patent leather slip-on shoes and a boldly matching extra wide belt with dual row buckle holes. Oft times the wearer’s receding chin, and flabby, prominent paunched physique, is then complemented with a form fitting and highly patterned polyester shirt stretched to button popping condition. No worry though – because I’m ok and you’re ok, and everything is beautiful in its own way! Large framed, rose colored gradient tinted eyeglasses, and a curly perm, then help to complete the image of the well accoutered white privilege male.

    No mistaking the statement that this ensemble makes …

    An evergreen style, that is quite literally … green.

Comments are closed.