A Blessing of a Car
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Curves.
I guess Iâ€™ll have to be nicer to people who drive luxury cars, now that my daughter has one, albeit a vintage car. Especially since I got rid of my Â so-not-me Mercedes al- most 2 years ago, Iâ€™ve had a lot of disdain for other people who drive Mercedes and BMWs. Not a jealousy thing, mind Â you. Â Jut a matter Â of sneering Â at people Â who are soooooo image conscious.
The ones who are trying to show that theyâ€™re successful by what they drive or what their wives drive. Bleah.
What sold me originally on Mercedes was the solidity of the car, so Â I do realize that other car owners do buy them Â for Â the Â same Â reason. Â And Â thatâ€™s Â why Â Shannon bought her BMW and why I supported her in Â her purchase.
The insurance agent told me last Thursday that it was the best possible car to put a 16-year-old in. The premiums are low, low, low. If she wrecks it, sheâ€™s out a couple of thousand. But if anyone hits her, sheâ€™s sitting in a steel box, much safer than most anything new Â thatâ€™s on the road.
Bottom line? It was the safest, affordable car that she could find. And it doesnâ€™t hurt that the 1986 BMW owners on the BMW forums told her theyâ€™d been rear-ended several Â times Â and Â left Â with, Â at Â most, Â a Â scratch Â on Â the bumper but the cars that hit them had all been totaled, including brand new Chevrolets.
Time to bless this car….