April 21st, 2009


Somebody's Auto Insurance Company is Paying for a Prius

Not to keep. (I wish, though.)

You might recall that some asshat hit my car while it was parked in a lot, and then failed to leave a note saying "sorry."

Well, the car is now in to the autobody shop and, since I'm a paranoid sort, I had car rental on my auto insurance just in case this sort of thing happened to me. Which means I basically get a free car rental while my car's being fixed. (Still have to pay the $500 deductible to fix the car.)

Anyway, due to circumstances beyond Enterprise Rent-A-Car's control, all they had to give me was a Prius for my rental.


Okay, the interior of the car is totally space age and it took a little Q&A to catch on how the thing worked — A chip instead of a key to start the car? Pushing a button to start the engine or put it in park? And where the hell are the door locks! Gah! — but I'm feeling somewhat Jetsons-y now that I've had my first spin.

I want one. I really, really want one. Can't have it tho' because my beloved Saturn will never forgive me if I fail to drive him into the ground while riding him hard all the way....ummmm, that sounded better in my head than it reads...

I'm actually thinking of posting pictures of the dash of this thing, because...yeah. Not exactly a flying car, but definitely a flying car dashboard. It's a start, right?

I should note that one or two people that I work with has begged and pleaded that I give them a ride. So it appears I'll be "doing lunch" tomorrow. Heee!