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View Poll Results: Are women more wasteful than men?
Yes! Women are energy hogs! 26 70.27%
No! Men waste more energy! 3 8.11%
Get a haircut 8 21.62%
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:46 PM   #51 (permalink)
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There's alot of individual variation in both sexes but I gotta go with "Yes."

The car companies survive by knowing their customers (more or less) and SUVs and minivans are built specifically for women. Look who's driving the vehicles. If a guy is driving the SUV, the whole tribe is in it. If Momma is driving Dad is off driving the 'Vette.

As for space heating, it is axiomatic in the HVAC biz that your hot and cold calls come from females. Its that surface-to-volume ratio thing.

I also have noted what Bror Jace has noted. I am active on some pickup sites and the big tires and lift kits are coming off and I am no longer the crazy guy on the forums.

But neither sex will part with the damn automatic transmissions.

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Old 06-14-2008, 08:54 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Alrighty, so I have to chime in, I think I would agree in general with the topic but I also believe my g/f is an exception and that there are females that care as much or more then men. She is very careful about her driving, she used to get close to the mpg's in her ranger that I got with my civic (me driving like a jack*** and her driving slow and steady). She also wants to have a clothesline, doesn't run the water when brushing her teeth, turns off lights when leaving a room etc. I believe if we had more women (and men) in the world like her it would cause less accidents (she's a careful driver) and use less energy.

That's my two cents. BUT in general based on life experiences I would have to vote yes with a * to note there are exceptions.
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:15 PM   #53 (permalink)
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As I noted in my fuel log, my girlfriend threw a SCREAMING FIT last week, because I wanted to do 65 in a 65 when we went to Niagara Falls. Apparently, being passed in traffic is BAD. She seldom does less than 70 in her Intrepid on I90. I sped up the rest of the trip and got a disappointing 32.5mpg. DAMMIT.

...and she doesn't turn off lights or tv or the oven without prompting.

...and I'm a jerk for giving a damn what the utility bills are.

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