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The Model Citizen: You Know You're Really A Modeler When...

Tom Geiger
TSSMCC News/JSMCC News
September 1994

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
Your boss comments on the gray powder on your suit, which is from sanding primered bodies on the train, on your way to work.

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
You bitch about paying a dollar a gallon for gasoline, but gladly pay $3.00 for 4 ounces of paint in a tiny spray can.

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
You bought the $3.00 wiper instead of the $4.50 wiper for your real car, but you paid $5.00 for the tiny photo etched pair on your latest street rod model.

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
You need to find a very important document on your computer, but the first five files you bring up are license plates and decals you made for your models.

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
Attending a model club meeting takes precedence over paid overtime at work

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
A model show in Utah beats out Disney World as the annual family vacation.

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
You refuse to buy a 1988 Dodge Caravan for your wife because there is no kit of it and it would screw up your "Cars I've Owned" shelf.

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
You hear about a new TV show called "Models, INC." and are upset because it's just about a bunch of beautiful girls.

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
"Model Room" beats out "Family Room" or "Guest Room" in the family contest to name the new addition to your house.

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
You just paid more for a model of your old car than you actually paid for the real car.

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
The vacuum cleaner bag is never discarded before sifting it for tiny little missing parts.

You Know You're Really A Modeler When...
You seek medical attention, having sprained your hand after waxing six cars, and the doctor thinks you mean real cars.

(This column originally appeared in the TSSMCC NEWS, September 1994 and the JSMCC NEWS, September 1994)

Copyright 1994 by Tom Geiger, All Rights Reserved, Used with permission.



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