I was sitting in my office over the weekend, perusing the web for a deal on a rental car. Daniel came in and asked what I was doing.
“Let’s rent a Ford GT!” he suggested. One of Daniel’s favorite Hot Wheels cars is a Ford GT. Before I could say anything, Daniel was shaking his head. “No, they only rent new cars. The Ford GT is from 2002.” I didn’t think that was the reason they didn’t show up anywhere on the Hertz website, but I didn’t argue.
“We could get a limousine,” said Daniel. “I’ve never been in a limousine.”
“Well, Daniel,” I started, “they rent cars by size.” I explained the larger the car, the more expensive it was. I was thinking of getting a compact car. They were the cheapest. However, California is a large place and I thought it might be nice to get a medium sized car that was more comfortable. Daniel put his thinking cap on.
“I know! We can get a Porsche!” He explained Porsches were pretty little. “And they’re ugly! The rental car company won’t care if we drive it fast!” He might have a point; Hertz probably wouldn’t care though my car insurance company might beg to differ. I shook my head.
“A lot of Porsches only have two seats,” I said. “You’d have no place to sit.” I opened up the page to list the suggested “standard” sized cars. Daniel looked at the list: basic Fords, basic Pontiacs, basic Toyotas. He sighed.
“I guess we’ll just get a boring car,” he said. “But don’t worry, I’ll bring the excitement!” Well, now I am worried. He left before I could ask what he meant.