Wednesday, July 27, 2005
I had a MINI
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, the company which employs me, has launched a new product, Dibs. As part of the marketing support for the "Next little thing in ice cream," they decked out a MINI Cooper as a cool marketing propaganda too. I am proud to say that I drove it and spread the good word to the commuters in the Bay Area.
I had children chase me on the street. People I knew didn't recognize me because they were too busy staring at the car.
The next day, I took the long way to work and drove on some of the rural back roads. I took Marsh Creek from Antioch into Clayton and then Walnut Creek. It was a driving dream.
So this MINI is a 5 speed manual, so driving was actually fun! The way the car handles on the curvy roads and accelerates from a stop just made me happy. I so want a MINI.
Keeping the keys in my pocket was so natural, it was just like they belonged there.
I had a MINI, even if only for the day.
Thanks Cady for letting me take your Dibs car.