I’m frightened by this Uhaul
Who doesn’t love the artwork of Uhaul trucks? Their trucks highlight various scenes of American cities and towns, which provide an interesting and a visual diversion from the often monotonous highway landscapes. Even if you aren’t all that interested in seeing a photo of Lincoln’s birthplace while sweating along side a gas pump at Sunoco, it’s true some Uhaul photos and descriptions are fun and quirky too. I drove the “Roswell” Uhaul from L.A. to Denver featuring a giant alien head on the side a while back myself.
I don’t like this Uhaul however. This “United we Stand” theme features a military helicopter maneuvering towards me ready for instant obliteration via a round of automatic fire. I believe that when you scroll the words “Salute our Troops” on something – bumper sticker, t-shirt, napkin, or Uhaul – you should acknowledge that they do more than just swoop around in flying machine guns. I’d rather see some faces of the military and have us be reminded of the peace that INDIVIDUAL military members attempts to bring, rather than the collective summary of firepower that the U.S. military is often associated with. Especially an anonymous metal face of violence such as an attack helicopter.
To me this Uhaul haughtily screams “Bring It On.” How about Rosie the Riveter instead? She was nice…