Last summer I learned this lesson. I am resolved not to forget it.
I returned to my car one afternoon to find exploded soda cans in the back seat of my car. Yuck.
Automatic car washes mixed with temporary paper license plates that are on the outside of your car leave you license-less!
I recently broke down and bought a “new” 2006 Ford Fusion with about 45k miles on it. It’s a great car, roomy, fun to drive, and it looks pretty nice – even if I do need to fend off a little bitterness from the wifey. Buying a “new” car is something I’ve never really done. The car is black – not my favorite color due to its propensity to show dust easily, but the price was right. Now, I’ve bought hand-me-down family cars, but never from a dealer before. It was pretty nice, he took care of the taxes and title/registration transfer.
I ran into a problem on day #2 of ownership though – and here is your challange: find the flaw in my actions during the first 2 days of ownership.
I picked up the car on a Monday night, and drove it home (weeeeeee!). The next morning, I drive it into work (weeeeee!). I admired my car in the parking lot at work as I walked away from it. After work, I notice as I walk up to my car that my suspicions about the black color of the car exposing any and all dust were confirmed! Blast! Not to worry, there is a cheap automatic car wash on the way home so I can see her sparkle. I took her for a quick bath, and drove home.
I pulled into my driveway, and sure enough – she was sparkling! But wait…something was wrong. What was it?