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Monday, August 30, 2010
so wrong, so right
There's nothing that winds me up more at the moment than that awful Co Op Insurance ad that proclaims that 'your car is one of the family, it's part of you', and then proceeds to show pictures of gormless families with their cars that they've NAMED!!!!!!! To me this is evidence of mental instability ...
Locomotives of course are a totally different matter. For a start they are much longer lived, much more in the public eye and, many would claim, have a personality of their own. And they are very rarely given human names.
It does highlight the incredible difference between ephemeral private transport and almost permanent public transport. Public transport belongs to us all, even if we rarely use it, it unites us and brings us together. Private transport does pretty much the opposite. Your car isn't 'part of the family', it's something we would all rather do without. It's everyday, it's just a tool and it won't be around much longer.
Whatever next - cemeteries for cars? We can but hope LOL ...