There is no auto body repair Salt Lake City shop in Washington, D. C. Why would there be? All auto body repair shops that are located in Washington, D. C. (to my knowledge) are not affiliated with other states or cities. They all just seem to be auto body repair shops that are located in Washington, D. C. But there might be a need for an auto body repair shop that caters only to people who have transplanted themselves from Salt Lake City, Utah to our nation’s capital. It is conceivable that people who miss their ancestral homeland will want something within Washington, D. C. to remind them of the things they left behind.
AUTO BODY REPAIR SALT LAKE CITY IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL
Just think about it. A person who grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah who went to school or got a job in Washington, D. C. will naturally have a fondness for the place where he or she lived his or her formative years. Washington, D. C. can be an intimidating city for someone experiencing it for the first time. Accordingly, it might be helpful to have something in Washington, D. C. that would serve to remind them of their roots.
What could be better to serve this purpose than an auto body repair shop that is designed to remind this person of the city in which they grew up. And we are not just talking about hanging a picture or two of the Mormon Temple in the waiting area. Nor are we talking about leaving a Book of Mormon on the coffee table amidst the other periodicals. What we are talking about is hiring Salt Lake City natives who both walk the walk and talk the talk. If we are going to do this, it should be authentic.
Auto body repair Salt Lake City is different than auto body repair in any other city in the United States of America or any other country for that matter. This has nothing to do with the Mormon Temple or the strange and restrictive alcohol consumption regulations. One might argue that auto body repair is uniquely different in any one location relative to any other location simply by virtue of the fact that no other location can share the same location with another location. There is probably some Euclidean property that defines this property. At any rate such a proposition is self evident.
WHAT MAKES AUTO BODY REPAIR SALT LAKE CITY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CITIES?
Perhaps it has something to due with the salty quality of the air that blows off from the Great Salt Lake. Although, I once visited Salt Lake City many years ago and according to my recollection the lake is actually some distance away from the city. I could be wrong about that because it has been many years, I am using my recollection as a source and I refuse to actually look up this fact to confirm its veracity. Feel free to look it up yourself if you have read this far and are curious as to the answer to this question.
Perhaps it has something to do with the people who inhabit Salt Lake City. The capital of Utah is a frontier city at its heart. It was settled by people who wanted to get away from the East Coast aristocracy. This sensibility has been passed down through the generations and is most likely reflected in the auto body repair shops scattered throughout the city. I guess this is the difference that I have been trying to articulate since the first paragraph of this blog post.
There is an old song made famous in the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving cartoon entitled “Over the River and Through the Woods.” The song progresses to reveal the destination of this trek which as it turns out is “Grandmother’s House.” My fellow D. C. Auto Geeks probably all have fond childhood memories traveling to a relative’s house to celebrate some holiday be it Christmas, Thanksgiving or some other holiday. In the Charlie Brown cartoon, we see the kids climbing into the back of a very spacious station wagon. For some reason we never see the adults. Even their voices are obscured. Perhaps this demonstrates the separate world that children live in.
Auto Body Repair Salt Lake City Never to be Seen
It is never revealed where the characters in the Charlie Brown universe live. Presumably they live in the United States and since we see snow in the Christmas cartoon we can assume they live somewhere in the North. The Midwest would be my best guess. We can probably rule out them living in the Salt Lake City area given the topography we see. So there is no chance that if the station wagon were to crash on the way to grandmother’s house that it would eventually find itself in an auto body repair Salt Lake City.
Be that as it may, there is no indication that a car accident even occurs in the first place. The cartoon ends with them en route. There is also a scene at the end where Charlie Brown’s dog Snoopy and his bird friend Woodstock enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey and pumpkin pie. I often wonder if this could be considered a form of cannibalism. That is, Woodstock who is a bird himself is seen eating a turkey which is also a bird. True, they are different species of birds so perhaps it is not something to actually worry myself about.