For the past couple years, every time I’ve rented a car, the rental company gives me a Ford Focus. Those are cute and excellent on gas, but it gets boring getting the same car time after time. Renting cars is sometimes necessary, but it’s also a fun way to try out vehicles that you wouldn’t normally drive.
So last week my mother was in town, and we decided to rent a Ferrari for the day! It was beautiful, stylish, sporty and we felt like a million bucks cruising around in that thing. But driving it seemed so surreal, because how many people get the chance to drive such an exotic car? I certainly never thought I would.
The day was interesting to say the least. I don’t like getting attention, so obviously I didn’t think about that before renting the car. As we drove around town everyone was staring. Our first stop upon leaving the rental agency, was a convenience store. When we came out of the store, people were crowded around the car. We almost had to run over them, just to get out of the parking lot. It was ridiculous.
From there, we went to the home of a family friend of ours. We spent a while inside drinking coffee and catching up. After a couple hours, we went to leave and I stood there looking up and down the street for my car. My car, not the rental car. No wonder I couldn’t find it. Finally, I looked up at that magnificent red vehicle directly in front me and stood there in awe, still amazed by it.
My mother and I jumped in and off we went. For a few more hours we enjoyed driving around in that fancy car and of course enjoyed each others’ company as well. Everything was wonderful while the car was moving. It was when we would park the car, that we would run into problems, because of all the people that would stop to stare. By the end of the day, we were so tired of dealing with the swarms of people that would crowd around us. It got to the point where we were looking forward to returning the car.
Early that evening, we drove the car back to the rental agency. Even with all the annoying attention we received, it sure was fun to drive that Ferrari.
Then, I woke up.