Re: Isn't it nice when people like your car?
I've had a couplle of eyeballing experiences with the Alfa!
SI was walking out of my girlfriends house in a pink towel once to get my overnight gear and had a couple of 16 year old yobs yell at me “nice towel mate” (but not quite so eloquently!), I didn’t say anything, just unlocked the Batmobile (my girlfriend gave the Blackline that title!) and was really proud of the obnoxious double beep it does. I imagined it as her (the car!) way of telling the yobs to shut up and go back to the cider (how uncool is that thought but hey!!)!
A couple of days later, I was filling up at a petrol station and some guy in a clapped out old Corsa shouted “how much did your dad pay for that?!” (considering I am only 22) to which I replied, “Nothing, I paid for it”. Lots of petty arguing later and he still wouldn’t believe that I paid for it and he started getting pretty personal. Once I’d paid and was about to get in my car he shouted “at least if your dads gonna buy you a flash car, you should have the decency to admit it” to which I replied “Don’t be jealous because I’m awesome at what I do and you’re clearly ****. Sometimes you have to understand that a 22 year old will whip your balls at everything he does”
The second I said it, I felt really embarrassed and like a complete arse. I honestly felt like apologising to him as he didn’t say anything back but thought that the last thing he would want is an apology from a 22 year old c0ck! I haven’t said anything back to any of the people who have given me stick for driving it now. So it just goes to prove, they can have a positive as well as a negative effect on you!