March 4, 2013 | 8:21 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
Today I drove a Dodge Ram truck for the first time. I am not sure what happened exactly, but when I got behind the wheel I changed into another person. The shear power of this machine changed everything. I suddenly felt invincible. I am not quite 5’4” and it was hard to even jump up to get into the truck, but when I did I felt like I was 6 feet tall. I instantly changed from a little Jewish girl from the valley into a badass broad. I am used to driving a little car, and while aggressive and not afraid to use my horn and flip the bird, I became fearless. I drove that truck like I owned the road and people needed to get out of my way.
I am always surprised when I see a woman driving a big truck because it is not a vehicle that suited women to me. When I see a woman go by in a truck I figure she likes country music, owns a pair of cowboy boots, knows how to line dance, and has a boyfriend called Bubba. I never thought I would ever want to drive a truck and to be honest they scared me bit because they are so big, but boy was I wrong. There is nothing sexier than a chick in a truck and I completely loved it. The strangest thing was that when I sat in the Dodge Ram I instantly felt proud and patriotic. There is something very American about driving a truck and I loved it.
As I drove, and was literally looking down on the little cars around me, people looked up and nodded hello. Men gave me a sexy and flirty smile and women looked longingly. It was hilarious. I was the Queen of the road. I never knew driving a big truck would be so great. Once I got the hang of it and understood how big and powerful the machine was, it was an easy drive. Cruising the streets on a Sunday afternoon in a Dodge Ram is heaven. I asked my Twitter followers if any of the women drove trucks and I was surprised to hear back from quite a few. One wrote that driving a truck made her feel touch and sexy and I couldn’t agree more.
I found out that one of my followers actually drives a FedEx truck, which is awesome. One woman wrote the first time she drove a truck was at age 10 with her Grandpa and she now owns that very same truck, which is amazing. Women wrote of feeling safer in a truck, loving being so high off the road, and digging how people admired them as they drove by. When I see women driving trucks now, I will admire them, envy them, and know they are tough, sexy, and strong. I am a short, Jewish, city girl and I love driving a truck. Not only do I love it, but I am really good at it. My driving skills transferred perfectly from a little car to a massive truck.
I am a few years away from turning 50 and I’ve been thinking about how I would mark the half-century milestone. I have now decided that perhaps a new truck would be the way to go. If you are a woman who has never driven a truck and want to channel your inner badass, then I suggest you get behind the wheel of a Dodge Ram and hit the streets. It is empowering, exciting, satisfying, and sexy as hell. I’m getting ready to go to work in my little car and it is a depressing. If I pass a woman in a truck today I will smile, feel a pang of jealousy, wave in support, then start counting the days until I turn fifty, think of the color I want, and keep the faith.
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