I think I have you guys beat. Yesterday, I got a comment from a person about my Lotus....
But I was driving my Jeep!!
Went to Lowe's late afternoon. In my Jeep with my 3 year old. Walking him over to the cart corral (got the 'race car' cart = score!) and a guy maybe in his 50's walking:
Guy: So where's the Lotus?
Guy: Where's your Lotus? Not driving it with the little one?
Me: Looking confused
Guy: Sorry - you used to work in my building and I always parked next to you in that Jeep or your Lotus. Recognized you (note: I always parked in the same spot).
Me: Oh gotcha. Nope, it's in winter storage.
Guy: Ah - man, what a great car. I had an Opel GT about 20 years ago and would love to get the wife to let me have another sports car like that. Got any tips?
We then had a good little laugh. Super nice guy.
As he's walking away, he says 'Happy New Year to you. Go 'Cats!'
Northwestern had just won their bowl game (first in 8,691 years) and his car had a bunch of Northwestern decals on it.
So there ya go - first 'I love your Lotus' comment - when I'm ten miles from my Lotus!