I think every blue car is my Daddy’s car.
Pictured below: his real car. But the world is teeming with lookalikes!
Wherever I go, I always look twice. I know intuitively that my dad is not the only owner of a blue (2010?) Honda Civic, and that it is, in fact, common to buy a car that thousands of other people own and drive on a daily basis. This is a solid fact. This fact has not yet reached my conscious brain. I am not lying when I tell you these questions go through my mind when I see a Lookalike: What is dad doing here? Why is dad parked in the neighbor’s driveway? Why does dad look suspiciously like a 50-year-old black woman?
Every time I see a blue car like Daddy’s, I literally think IT’S DADDY.
Which makes me think, man, Dad really gets around. I mean, it’s constant.
I see him on the way home from work.
I see him at the gas station.
I park when I’m out shopping and around a corner, there’s Dad’s car.
Every time, I think, what the heck? Dad doesn’t take this route home from work! Dad’s at his haircut! I thought Dad was at the gym!
Sometimes it gets a little creepy. I’m
checking Facebook or reading my text messages glancing down at my phone while traffic inches along during rush hour, and a blue car slinks on by. It’s like my dad is the LORD, and he’s just checking in to see how things are going…
A Honda family
We’re a Honda family. I drive a tan Honda Civic (a decade older than Dad’s car). My mom drives a Honda Pilot. Even my fiancé has a grey Civic. Sometimes my house looks like a dealership.
What will your next car be, my friends ask. When Audrey dies?
Audrey, my car, has over 160,000 miles, a broken tape player, and a habit of growling when I shift.
I’m twenty-two. What I know about cars could make grown men cry. How many makes and models of cars can I list that I could actually identify on the freeway? You could fit this list inside a grain of rice. Um… please don’t quiz me. It’s not even funny.
I know Hondas! What’s a Chevy? Toyota? Lamborghini smamborgini!
Every paycheck, I stash away some money for a car. What car, you ask?
Based on everything I’ve just told you, what do you think?