10 May 2012
MY YELLOW CAR
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
Four years ago I owned a yellow car. Now you probably wonder why I say that, everybody today has a car and therefore it's nothing special. But mine was special ! It was yellow ! I didn't order a yellow one on purpose, but I needed a car immediately because mine had been stolen and I had to take the one they had in stock and that car was a bright yellow ! Even Google Earth would have located me.
It didn't look bad, I would say, but WAS not very discreet. I could never have been a detective and follow a car with an unfaithful husband, a secret service agent or a spy. I would have been noticed by everybody.
Sometimes when I met people, friends or neighbors, they told me : "you went to the cinema", "you were shopping at Carrefour" "I saw your car in front of the City hall" "I saw your car in our street, what did you do there ?"
At the very beginning I wondered why so many people had seen me and knew where I had been. But after a while I understood. It was because of my yellow car ! The mechanic from the garage where I had bought my car, told me that I was the only person in the whole city with a yellow car ! No wonder that everybody knew where I had been.
So I thought as long as I have my "discreet" yellow car, I have to behave correctly, I can't do anything illegal : robbing a bank, dealing drugs or only be a drunken driver.
I had to conduct a respectable life and drive my yellow car without attracting attention.
After 10 years of celebrity my car let me down too often so I had to buy a new one. Again I hadn't the choice of the color but this time it was a very discreet one .... grey blue. Now I can go wherever I want to incognito, nobody notices me, I am like everybody !