Now that the 2011 NASCAR season is over and many of us are getting ready for Christmas and the New Year, we all need a way to keep ourselves occupied so those dreaded NASCAR withdrawals do not set in. I was out for a walk with my dog Marley this morning and I was thinking about a blog I read the other day about how NASCAR needs its Villains, and it got me wondering.
If I could turn back the hands of time, and was able to return as a NASCAR driver, what type of driver would I be? Would I be a Dudley Do-Right driver like Jimmie Johnson, or would I be more like the Dastardly Villain Snidely Whiplash, like Kyle Busch. Or would I be more like a Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing like Carl Edwards. Who puts on this great "Sheep" act most of the time, but turns into a vengeful "Wolf" when he feels he has been wronged.
I know I wouldn't be the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, I wear my heart on my sleeve way too much to be like that. Anyone who knows me knows exactly where I stand and how I feel about them.
Now, I think it would be very advantageous to be more of "Dudley Do-Right" type of driver like Jimmie Johnson and always saying the right and proper things on and off camera. But again, with my personality and always wanting to say what I think and feel, I don't think that would work for me.
Dang, that only leaves me one option, I quess I would be more of the Dastardly Villain Snidely Whiplash like Kyle Bush. BUT! I would be a more kinder and gentler villain than Kyle. At least I know I have a conscience and would never put you into the outside wall intentionally under caution. I do know that I would use my bumper to get you out of my way if you are holding me up, and I would spin you out if you spun me out. Tit for Tat so to speak.
Just curious, are you a Dudley Do-Right, a Snidely Whiplash, or a Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing?
Oh, no doubt. I'd be a Dudley Do-Right! I have my moments of being outspoken but mostly, I try to be tactful and considerate of others, I think. I was a teacher's pet in school! It's not that I didn't sometimes rebel inwardly but I just knew that being cooperative would get you farther with better grades, recommendations from authority figures, etc. Same way at work - never a trouble-maker. I've never been involved in a physical altercation in my life. When I worked as a bartender, I went and hid in the bathroom when there was a fight! I married a wild-assed Vietnam vet though which you wouldn't think would appeal to someone like me. He did all those things I was too backward to do so I guess I expressed myself vicariously through him! "A good-hearted woman in love with a good-timin' man" LOL
I'd be a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, like Carl Edwards. For the most part, I try to be nice, respectful, offer my opinion, and stay well-spoken as often as possible. But when push comes to shove, I'll let you know. In all different things, whether it's on this site or talking with someone.
I have a couple PC racing simulation games (with steering wheel, etc.), and while they are far from the real thing, I try to keep my bumpers clean until I work up the the top 2 or 3 in the final laps. From then on, I have a I'll-race-you-like-you-race-me attitude. A lot like Carl.