Our neighbor, who has two daughters and just traded in his Mustang convertible for a more family-friendly Jeep, pulls up at daycare to pick up his kids at the same time.
NEIGHBOR: Like the new car!
NEIGHBOR: Brand new?
ME: Yup. It’s great. Truly great. [PAUSE, THEN ADMIT:] ‘Though I was crying when I got rid of the convertible.
NEIGHBOR: I understand. Trust me, I understand.
ME: I was actually happy it was raining on Sunday. So I didn’t miss the convertible. [GET A HOLD OF MYSELF] But I love my new SUV! Truly. I do. Drives so smoothly —
NEIGHBOR: Wait ’til it’s summer and sunny all the time. The pain will really set in then.
ME: You had to go there, didn’t you?