The state of Tennessee (along with Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi) is often referred to as “The Armpit of America,” and when I first relocated to the greenest state in the land of the free it took all of three seconds to understand the moniker.
It seems that white trash folks live above the Mason-Dixon Line, where as red necks (who are really proud to boast about being one) generally reside in the South. And to be a proper red neck, you need a truck because they come in handy for attaching larger than life tires, they are used for muddin’ (yes it’s a sport down here) and with a truck, you don’t care if your window falls out or if you need a ladder to climb into the cab.
This proud truck owner apparently needs a ladder to climb up to the driver’s seat with the oversized tires in which he opted to attach to his ride. It makes so much sense for driving around Nashville, right?
Due to the photo quality you can’t quite see the beauty in this truck’s license plate….
On the same Nashville interstate, I found this clever driver who decided glass was too fancy for his rear window. He opted for plastic and duct tape (my favorite), which really classes the vehicle up – don’t you agree?
This lovely SUV owner obviously takes Tennessee trash quite literally.
Of course after seeing my fellow statesmen class up our city, I had to get in on the trashy Tennessee shenanigans. Since my dream car is a Range Rover, I thought I’d just go ahead and own one – all it took was a marker, packing tape and cardboard. A true dream come true – for free!
Just keepin’ it ultra classy with my fellow Tennesseeans (does this mean I’m now a red neck?!)…
Not a redneck withHawkeye plate. IC still north of Mason Dixon line last time I looked.
Phew. I knew I could count on you to remind me that I’m ultimately white trash and not redneck! Thank you!
Too funny … and familiar! Since I’ve lived in just about every state you mentioned (and several more south of you) it looked like a daily stroll through town. As a teenager I moved from Chicago to small-town Kentucky, where I was told, “When it comes to cars, there’s nothin’ that Bondo and bailin’ wire can’t fix!) They obviously hadn’t heard of duct tape. 🙂 Great post! ~Terri
Thanks Terri! What a funny story from when you moved from Chicago to Kentucky (which was quite a culture shift for you, I’m sure!). It never ceases to amaze me what I see on the roads here!
We try hard here in Tennessee to keep up the classiness. Glad it’s working! 🙂
We are required by state law here in SC to own a PU truck and a (or several) dog(s). Although I do indeed have a rusty pu truck I somehow ended up with a cat. Don’t let that get around though cause I don’t want to get kicked out of the state. All my alligator pals would miss me so much.
Ten bucks says that crapped up SUV belongs to a hoarder.
My lips are sealed on your choice of a cat over a dog (but a good choice, indeed). And your inclination is correct on the SUV. There was only room in the car for a driver to sit. The rest of the vehicle was nothing but garbage. I have video to prove!
WOW being in your ‘red neck of the woods’ is so entertaining! As soon as camo comes back in style, I just might roll in and check out all the junk action lol. PS: Awesome Range Rover, girrrlllll! You and Ted are are always styling 😉
Nensi you are so funny, Girl! C’mon over in your camo and we’ll patrol the roads for all kinds of junk in my fabulous Range Rover!
Lol! Just left Tennessee, and it is certainly a beautiful place! lol to all the junky rides i missed.
Those junky rides will still be here next time you roll on through!
I’m thinking that when you throw a party for a pussy that you do get claimed by the rednecks. Just my initial thinking.
THE HORROR! But I think you’re so right! 🙂
mmm must remember to tidy up my car this weekend!
Yes, this is a good reminder isn’t it?
When I lived there, I always enjoyed all the douchebags in Dallas who drove giant trucks and four wheel drives. Hey soccer mom and business guy, there isn’t hill to be found in this city and it NEVER snows! What do you need that giant vehicle…oh, I see, you have a small pecker. Lol. You should put some of those testicle things on your car to rally class it up.
Oh bull testicles would make my new ride SO much better! Fabulous idea, Don!