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  • Questions from the Guards

    Posted on March 3rd, 2009 tcorzett No comments

    As I drove into work I was honored into a special club… one reserved for either hot females or owners of cool cars. I actually had one of the guards ask me, “Is this one of those new Pontiacs? How do you like it?” Typically all I get is a “Have a good day”, but to be acknowledged above and beyond by someone who must ‘see’ thousands of people a day was kinda cool.

    I have been waiting in anticipation for one of the guards to comment on the G8, but until now it had not happened. I told the guard that it was a ’09 G8 GT and that I love it (which I do). He commented on how it looked like an Acura… to which I pointed out that it has a 6.0L V8 (not some wimpy 3.2L V6). He asked about gas mileage… and I pulled-up my average (18.6MPG). The guard even called over to his buddy at the other shack to ask what he thought of the G8! At this point a line of cars had formed behind me (which the other guard commented on), so I drove off.

    While it may seem trivial, this sort of attention is new for me. Having driven less than special cars the rest of my life, knowing that people are interested in what I am driving is very cool… rather than mundane.