I Roll Down The Streets Of Cincinnati In My Cadillac—Turn Off That Fox News
You might wonder how a big time blogger such as myself rolls down our roads and highways.
I roll in style.
Above you see my black Cadillac parked a few hours ago at a White Castle in Covington, Kentucky.
How am I able to drive such a fine American-made car?
It is a rental.
How did I come to be able to afford to rent such a car?
The rental car company let me have it to get rid of me and my complaints.
The first car I rented on my current trip to Cincinnati, Ohio was a Dodge Charger. That was what they had on the lot that I could tolerate.
It turned out though that the headlights on the Charger only worked in high beam. I can’t go around town with my brights on for the duration of my visit.
I called the customer service number and they said I had to go back to the airport lot to get a new car.
Once back at the airport lot, they wanted to give me a car that I did not like as much as my first car. Also, I dealt with two people who could not offer up a simple apology about how I had to drive back to the airport in the rain to get a replacement car.
I went off the lot and into the car rental place office.
And, of course, the TV at the rental car office check out line was playing Fox News.
I say “of course” because I have been in that car rental office a number of times in recent years, and every time I am there they have Fox News on that damned TV.
I know I should have said something a long time ago. But when I’ve got some time off and I’m out on the road, I just want some peace.
This time though I said, in a calm tone because I respect my fellow working people, that I had to drive down to the airport lot in the rain, that now they wanted to give me a cruddy replacement car, and that I do not pay money to rent cars from these folks so that I have to look at Fox News for any amount of time.
And just like that they conjured up a nice black Cadillac.
I was so pleased with this car, that I stopped at the White Castle in Covington, Kentucky to celebrate with a cup of decaf and an order of fries.
You might see me any day now rolling down the streets of Cincinnati in my Cadillac. I’ll have the driver’s side window open, and I’ll be playing my favorite New Order and Joy Division tunes.