Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I Am Not An Avenger

Since my car has been totaled, I've been driving around in a rented silver sedan.  And I cannot stand it.

First of all, almost any car feels like a boat compared to my little Beetle.  Although I've rented a "mid-size" car, it feels gigantic.  I feel more unsafe driving than I ever have before.  I think I might be having a little post traumatic stress from the wreck and I find myself looking in the rear view mirror an awful lot.

And then there's the confusion of finding my rent car in the parking lot.  I'm currently very well aware of just how many silver sedans are parked in parking lots these days.  It use to be so easy to spot my car:  a convertible, Beetle, mellow yellow in color.  Rarely was there more than one of them in the parking lot at a time, so finding my car was easy, breezy, beautiful.  But now, I have to actually think about where I've parked and try to remember.  I'm just one of many drivers of a silver sedan.

The funny thing is, I didn't even know what kind of car this was until I started writing this blog and took a look at the name on the back bumper.  
Dodge Avenger
When I realized it was called an "Avenger" I thought that seemed an odd name for a car.  To avenge, by dictionary definition means, "inflict harm in return for an injury or wrong done to oneself or another".

I believe in peace, love and forgiveness.  I'm not out to avenge anything.
Doesn't something like this look a bit less vengeful?


Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

Yes, I have to say the mini cooper looks much much more cheerful and would suit you much better. I hope you'll find a car that feels like "you" soon!

Roberta said...

Oh I hear you on the rental car and finding it in the parking lot...whenever we travel and rent a car we do the same thing. AND for some darn reason we get real paranoid about locking the one set of keys in the car when we travel...probably because for our car we always have an extra set in case it does happen...not that we've ever done

Jessica said...

How funny! The I'm not an avenger and the picture of an avenger caught my attention because I was once the proud owner of a dodge avenger. (Okay maybe the first couple of years) It's really funny to me that I never realized that the car I drove for 10 years had that meaning. Well I can definitely agree that the mini cooper is a car that is more fun to drive than the avenger. ;) BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog. Merry Christmas!