Sunday, 19 April 2009

That blue car

I've just taken delivery of that car I've always wanted, you know, that blue one with the leather trim interior and the wood effect dashboard. I didn't manage to sort out the insurance before the week's end and against the best advice of my friend Albert, I went spinning around in it this afternoon. And boy, it is something!
I haven't owned a car for the better part of 10 years, mainly because I convinced myself that I didn't need one. And there was a hint of the desire to do my own small bit for the environment. But driving around this afternoon listening to loud Aswad on the stereo, even though the traffic was heavy in parts of town where Premiership football was just discharging its huge crowds of fans into the streets, I realised what I've been missing. Thoughts of standing all the way to my destination on a crowded London bus, or standing on a train station platform on a freezing cold and wet morning flashed through my mind and I shuddered. It was nice and warm and comfortable in the car and I've vowed never to go anywhere, unless I'm driving there in this beauty. Within the last hour, I must have looked out of my front window about 100 times already just to make sure she's still sitting where I left her when I came in. I'm going out again shortly...

8 comments:

Tamaku said...

Wow, I can imagine the excitement you must be feeling you lucky lucky thing. Enjoy.

Anengiyefa said...

Hi Tamaku, thanks. I can't now understand why I put myself through all those years of bus stops and crowded public transport. This thing is just so cool. I would say what make it is, but the car manufacturing companies are still so rich, despite the economic downturn, that they don't deserve any free advertising from me. :)

Tamaku said...

Is it a European or Far Eastern carmaker? Here in Kenya the most popular cars are Japanese, mainly Toyota. Infact there are billboards on the road from the airport proclaiming Toyota country. However because the roads aren't very good, many people prefer 4x4's. So, any clue to the blue car's make?

Anengiyefa said...

Japanese cars are notable for being reliable and durable. My last car was a Honda. This time I decided to go European. The pinnacle of auto engineering is of course Germany, but mine isn't German. Neither is it Swedish nor French, nor Italian. So that leaves only the UK as a major motor manufacturer. Its a Ford Focus Ghia 2.0i. The precision handling is to die for. Look here

http://www.rightcar.govt.nz/carimage.html?id=10149

Now I've got to send an invoice to Ford for this advert, although I hear they've been facing some financial difficulties lately :)

CodLiverOil said...

It looks flash, congratulations on your purchase.

Anengiyefa said...

Hi CodLiverOil, well, the one in the photo might be flash, but mine isn't, trust me :)

Amooti, Uganda said...

What amazes me is that cars always take on a feminine gender!

Anengiyefa said...

Lol, Amooti, thats true you know. But isn't it the same with most inanimate objects, especially the ones that have worked their way into our emotions?