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The new cars require a diet…

David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)
David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...

There are some David Horsey cartoons that hit far too close to home for personal comfort and this is one of them. While it is true, I have been on a strict weight-loss diet for some time, I recently looked at one of the new super economy cars and found, due to strenuous optimism on my part, I could actually squeeze myself behind the driver's wheel pretty well, although there were certain space issues still to be met.

Due to the fact I took up most of both front seats, it meant the Queen of the Prom would probably have to sit in the narrow-gauge back seat, and God forbid, if we used the thing to go to Costco for the month, we would need a trailer to haul the groceries home.

The closer I looked, the worse things became.

For example, if we wanted to take a trip to the country with our granddaughters firmly in tow, given that my Saintly spouse would take up most of the back seat while I used both front seats, it meant our granddaughters were either stuck with their heads popping out of the postage-stamp sized trunk, or on good weather days, simply strap them atop the roof as we hurtle down the road.

God forbid we should ever think of visiting yard sales on a Spring Saturday morning!

No, I think we'll keep our blunderbuss vans that, despite their inefficiency, can carry our entire domicile, including resident pets and grandchildren, wherever we might want to go. Of course, your results might differ.


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