Wednesday, February 13

Happy Little Car

I'm driving home from work yesterday, and I saw something that made me grin.

It was almost this green, and there were two stripes on the right side only with an all green roof.

It made me grin, because as I pulled up behind it, I realized it made the exact same sound kids make when they are "driving" toy cars. You know, that rrrummmm, rrrrummmmm, sound? It made that.
It looked like a roller skate next all the vehicles surrounding it (including the guy on his bicycle.)

After it turned off of the road we were both following, I was sad to see it go. It brought some cheerfulness to an otherwise dull drive home.

Thanks, little green car. I hope to see you again. And tell me, what does your gas bill look like?


cranial midget said...

Well, that's what I wanted when I was in the market for a car 5 years ago. Not being real handy or mechanical (just ask the JeanJeanie - that is an understatement), I figured that wasn't a smart move, unless I wanted to pay someone to work on it fairly often.

So, lucky me: BMW bought Mini and I found out they were coming out with a new version later that year!

I think they get about 28-30 mpg, which is pretty good. The new ones get 40 (highway).

I love mine - it's the only car I ever still been in love with this far into a relationship - but every time I see one of the older ones, I smile, too.

ebeth... friend of Cranial said...

I love the original Minis! When I sell my first book, I am definitely getting one. I have an awesome brother in law in Canada that can rebuild it, so I really don't know what I am waiting for..

Oh, that's right.