Saturday, November 17, 2012
What does it say ?
The new car is waiting in the showroom. Grey paint, tinted windows , dog guard and black interior. They say you can tell a lot about people from the car they drive. This is anonymity on wheels. Not the sort of car that is likely to be stolen.
' The font ' looks at the Skoda and wonders why the rear doors don't seem to match those at the front. Our new vehicle rather short on style. In fact it looks as if it's been assembled from a left over parts bin at the factory. Being France the dealership presents us with a bottle of champagne for the journey home.
At the Rickety Old Farmhouse ' the font ' notices no less than six scratches on the inside of the windscreen. Each about an inch long. We'd thought they were mud splatters. ' The font ' takes the car back to the showroom. '' Wasn't like that when we sold it to you Love " says the salesman. ' Well I certainly didn't do it ' replies ' the font '. '' You might be right but you'd be surprised what people get up to in cars " comes the reply. Nonplussed ' the font ' returns home - scratches in place.