The other day I noticed a car ad on BarnFinds.com BTW one of my favorite sites…about an “Unmolested” Truck. Subsequently changed to “Unrestored” BTW. On the surface I know what that means, but in the #MeToo time that we all live in, is this term correct? Did someone feel up that truck? Is this term a term used in our classic boating community? I don’t hear or read it a lot, but in the classic car world its all over the place. Now to not get nit picky, but its winter and what the hell.. Here is the definition from Websters of “Molest”.
1. To annoy, disturb, or persecute especially with hostile intent or injurious effect “The zookeeper warned the visitors not to molest the animals.”
2 : To make annoying sexual advances to especially : to force physical and usually sexual contact on He was sent to prison for molesting children.
One could argue, and I am sure we will, that the word “Disturb” is where we are here. All the other words are not true. Unless? Well? Hey, What you and your boat do in the barn is your business. But then is it molesting? Or consensual touching? I mean you dig around the bilge and the boat never said it was okay? Anyway, I digress.
I suppose there is a difference between the term Un Restored and Un Molested. Un Restored is the boat/car hasn’t been rebuilt, and un Molested is an un restored version that hasn’t been changed? Maybe that’s what it means. As in adding a 12 volt system to an Un restored boat. That would be a molested boat in this argument?
Just trying to point out Molesting a boat or car? Come on.. We can’t sing Baby It’s Cold Outside anymore. And, yes, it is cold outside, and we need a good edgy story to warm us all up. Oh boy! I am closing my eyes when I am pressing PUBLISH on this one.