It’s amazing how quickly things come and go in the media. One minute a story is everywhere, the next minute it’s gone. Andy Warhol was more right than he could have ever known with his statement: “In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.” Take this post (Too Pretty to Fly) from a few weeks back about the two USF students who were escorted off a Southwest Airline flight. In less than a week these two were no longer newsworthy (and rightly so if you ask me).
However, I was able to use their experience to discuss profiling. Profiling is the art or science (depends on who you ask) of recording a person’s behavior and analyzing psychological characteristics in order to predict or assess their ability in a certain sphere or to identify a particular group of people. Whew, that’s a mouthful. Specifically, I wanted to know if Porsche drivers get unfairly profiled because of the cars they drive. Do we as a group get characterized as speeders, or worse? My experience has shown that we do, but I asked to hear from you.
Results of the Do Porsche Drivers Get Unfairly Profiled Poll
As you can see, as of the writing of this post 116 of you responded with 80% of all votes saying yes, we do get unfairly profiled. Another 14 of you or 12% of the voters thought we get profiled some of the time, while only 9 of you thought "No, we don’t get unfairly profiled."
As I said in my original post, the number one reason I receive from the cop pulling me over (yeah, I get pulled over a lot) is that “you look like you were driving fast.” I’d say the results are fairly telling and if anything a compliment to Porsche and their iconic design and styling. What do you think?