Naturally, you fantasise about having a car again.
Smart Cars had been around for a while, but I still liked the idea and the look of them. Being able to get into tiny parking spots was a bonus. Cheaper, more economical and allegedly more eco-friendly (although doubts have since arisen, which I do not fully understand), the only downside of them for me was the lack of storage space. Okay, for a single person, it wouldn't be too much of a problem, but for a couple with luggage, space is going to be a very pertinent issue.
You might think I'm being a little oversensitive about this, but after a fly-drive holiday to Ireland with a friend where the agent supplied us with a Toyota Yaris, I take it seriously. I kid you not. That Yaris had a boot (trunk) that had space for only one suitcase stood on edge and perhaps a small bag to one side. Perhaps. There were other issues I had with the Yaris, but the storage was the main one.
Let's get back on track.
Naturally, this little fantasy of mobility was a shared one, even if the specific details varied a little between us...
This took place some years ago, and I still don't know what Julie meant by that. Nor does she, so at least I have company in confusion.
Mind you, this paint job might qualify.
Now, THAT'S what I call a compromise...