Sunday, October 14, 2007

White Van Methodists

Megblum, the wonderful #1 Gruntled child, is home for fall break. She had an insight on the way home from the airport: people who drive white minivans are presumed Methodists until proven otherwise.

This was a lightning-bolt insight, based on no specific empirical foundation. When asked to explain this, she offered the idea that a white minivan reflects a sense of the gentle order of the world.

This seems to me to have deep sense in it. We would very much welcome comments.

2 comments:

Edith OSB said...

Couldn't tell from up here in Northern Minnesota. There are very few white vehicles up here: too easy to get hit in a snow storm, and too hard to keep clean during the 10 months of winter.

Anonymous said...

Only white vanner I know is a staunch athiest. But he drives what you'd call a "kidnapper van"--meaning one of the smarmy ones with very few windows and the windows they do have are sharply tinted. So, not exactly the kind of van, I think, your daughter was going for.