Overheard: Chevy is still alive.

2 Nov

Walking home from a networking event in Chicago tonight, I passed a couple guys standing in front of a bar smoking. (I’m not sure if they were waiting for a cab or if Chicago has a smoking ban in restaurants and bars like DC does. I’m thinking it’s the latter since I never smell smoke in restaurants here. Go Chicago!)

Anyway, they were clearly discussing an upcoming car purchase, but their conversation wasn’t what I would expect:

Guy #1: So I’m definitely getting a Chevy.

Guy #2: A Camaro? Because those are awesome.

Guy #1: Yeah, that or a van.

Guy #2 is silent.

I wonder if Chevy realizes the two demographics overlap so much. I’m not sure I’ve nailed it with this Venn Diagram, but it still seems like something that should be titled, “Vehicles a 16-Year-Old Girl Should Avoid.”

And then, my clever sister helped flesh it out a bit more…

I’d like to point out that she labeled her Venn Diagram file simply, “AVOID.”

And – breaking news – here’s a second interpretation from her:

You be the judge: which one do you think is most logical?

(In so far as logic can be applied to kidnappers, midlife crisis, and two otherwise incompatible Chevy vehicles, that is.)

4 Responses to “Overheard: Chevy is still alive.”

  1. Alicia November 8, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Is this your own? It’s very good. May I steal it (if I link?)

    • Alicia November 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

      I just fiddled with it. I think the diagram is stronger if you flip Camero and Midlife Crisis, as well as Kidnapper and minivan. Then the overlap between kidnapper and mid-life crisis is “Just say no.” More logically solid than a camero/van overlap which would look like the car Homer Simpson designed: http://www.ballerride.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/the-homer-car-simpsons-powell-motors.bmp.

      • pithypants November 8, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

        Love it. I knew my thought process was flawed. You nailed it. Please draw and scan to me so I can include it in a revised version of this post!

  2. alicia November 9, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    yeah, but I still screwed it up. I didn’t flip them.

    I’ll try again and then we can decide which is more logical.

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