The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.
Marshall McLuhan (1911 - 1980), sociologist
A friend told me her car was a mess and listed the items inside. I agree the car sounds like a mess. My car is usually very clean except for ATM receipts crinkled up and thrown on the floor in disgust with the pitiful totals revealed. I have a bottle of water and CD cases on the front seat. In the back seat is my fisherman’s hat from the rainy season that I have not taken out. If my car is too dirty On The Mark is Johnny on the spot to tell me it needs to be washed. I won’t mention that if he turned in all the Diet Coke cans from inside his car he’d have enough cash for a tropical vacation.
Here is the list from my friend’s car and part of her note:
My car was a disaster. I mean seriously a disaster! It looks like I was living in my car!!!
I had the following items in there:
2. Baseball cap and mitt
3. Blow Dryer-2 hairbrushes
4. Empty garment bag
6. Tennis Shoes
7. Tank Tops
8. Exercise Mat
9. Empty water bottles
Similar to that rip off credit card company that is always advertising, What’s in your car?