unlikely fans in unlikely places

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Fri Jul 12 15:53:39 EDT 2002

So I'm in Smalltown-USA New York, enjoying the nice evening on the
hotel porch while waiting for my client to pick me up for dinner.

Two high school aged kids are riding around on their bikes in the
mostly empty strip of parking in the center of the main drag in town,
and one of them takes note of(at first I thought) my wheels, swinging
by the side of the car and studying it closely.  I think nothing more
of it; he's probably just looking at the rims.

...until I hear:

"Dude.  That's a '91"


That catches my attention, and I notice the other kid's reaction when
he sees the plates("200q20v").  I realize the kid who swung by the
car wasn't checking out the rims...he was looking for UFOs.

   I'm in farm country, where everything either has a bowtie or a blue
oval on the grille, driving one a maybe-1,500-of-its-kind German
car...and two highschool kids know EXACTLY what it is?  Wild :-)

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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