8.02.2010

convertibles

I frequently have to rent cars. I have become incredibly well versed in the offerings of our neighborhood car rental companies, especially when it comes to the selection amongst the "budget" or "economy" class. No frills. Small. Manual windows. However - there is the random occasion when you book a budget car and there are none available. So, you typically get something a little bigger, a little more plush. A bigger Chevy. A bigger Kia. Even more rare are the times when not even the modest businessman's car is available, and you get the Michael Scott dream car.

Yes, the fine folk at Avis trusted me with my very own cherry red, Chrysler Sebring (convertible). Of course while driving it I looked like a guy about 15 years early on the mid-life crisis circuit. But it was all worth it when we saw this face:



George loved it. We started the car with the roof on, then pushed the magic button that begins the awkwardly elaborate process of retracting the roof. There is something so garish and... "look at me" about the retracting that really negates any coolness (if possible) left in the car.

Though we are happily a one car family - seeing George like it so much made me briefly wish we could live the high life of a convertible-owning family. Perhaps the novelty would wear off? I don't know, but I'm sure glad we got to pretend we were quasi-high rollers for a morning.

7 comments:

Serena Cherry said...

So fun! I love convertibles; always have. It may be slightly embarrassing, but I love being outside. all the time, going fast. Almost like riding a bike! That is one cute face in the convertible!

Liz said...

Ok, Scott was in Phoenix on business a few weeks ago and they gave him a silver mustang convertible. I flew out for the last couple days of the trip, and it was beyond hilarious to have my husband pick me up at the airport in the mustang with the top down. He hadn't told me about it before, it was a complete surprise.

It stopped being hilarious when we were driving on the freeway and the 100+ degree wind was all up in my face.

I guess that's why a convertible was available at the rental car company... who wants one in Phoenix in the summer?

But convertibles and California go hand in hand. Glad George enjoyed himself!!

Anonymous said...

Why does George look like a 4 year old? What happened to 2? He is so cute and now you know what to get him for his 16th birthday-ha. Grandma Potter

Mia said...

That is the cutest grin ever!!! I love it. I can't remember the last time I was in a convertible. Kinda jealous of Mr George ;)

the youngs said...

George's popped collar makes it soooo much cooler! :)

Ashley Thalman said...

This post made me laugh so hard...

kat said...

convertibles never get old! it's just too bad i can't fit three - or ANY - car seats in the back of my 1992 saab 900t. roger has taken it over and i only score it on rare occassions. still fun to drive, and i score major cool points with the YW.