Ah, slashdot. Go away for a couple weeks and find things like this. I am not a "cynical asshole know-it-all and no one wants to associate". I actually have very good relationships with my neighbors, we talk every couple of days, but they don't ask to borrow my car (even my truck). A chain saw or lawn mower, occasionally but never a car. As I said, I believe your mother is either incredibly nice or naive (most people don't even let casual friends borrow their vehicles, much less neighbors) but that has no bearing on me as a person.
I also didn't claim to "know what everyone in my office does on their spare time". I do however know what they do because I'm not a "cynical asshole know-it-all and no one wants to associate" but, rather, someone who talks with my coworkers about their lives and what they do. I know it's hard to believe on slashdot, where everyone is supposedly a basement dwelling troll, but the real world simply isn't like that and I live in the real world. I spend the majority of my waking life around these people and I like knowing who they are and sharing who I am with them. We talk about what we do, we share information about how we use our vehicles when someone's looking for a new one etc etc.
I was not demonizing anyone who owns trucks. I have owned several over the years, including one now. The fact that it's a "stripped down" version and actually used for work was the point I and the post you and I both responded to were both making. Super expensive vehicles (whether they're trucks or not) typically aren't work vehicles. Work vehicles typically aren't $50000+. Simple reality.