Back to the Future, again
Join Date: Apr 2011
Ran into my buddy the other day on the road. I was in my Noble and he was in his Exige. We pulled over in front of a yogurt shop to chat. We were there for a little bit and we got non-stop comments and questions....
Older lady: How old are you guys? You look too young to drive these cars.
Me: I'm very old, older than you think. The other guy is... 29?
Her Husband: What are these? Fast? I have an El Camino bored to 450hp but these things make my car seem slow.
Older lady: Who owns which one? How much? Oh, I love this one (points to Exige). This one is so cute. It's more cute. Sorry (to me)
Her Husband: C'mon, let's go.
Older lady: I really like this one. Just love the way it looks. (stares at Exige)
Her Husband: Hey, let's go!
Dad: What are these cars?
Me: That's a Lotus, this is a Noble.
Kid: I've heard of Lotus, never heard of Noble.
Dad: Never even seen a Noble...
Me: You guys probably won't see another one either. They're pretty rare.
Dad: Can we take pictures?
Me: You bet.
Kid: I don't want to take pictures! (acting shy)
Dad: GET OVER THERE AND STAND NEXT TO THE CARS!
Kid: (standing next to car) Hurry! You got the camera wrong! I'll do it myself!
Dad: STAND STILL!
(After the power struggle is done over pictures, kid comes back)
Kid: How old are you guys?
Me: That guy is 19, I'm old enough. You have any older sisters you can introduce to him?
Me: Stay in school. Study hard. Buy one of these for yourself.
Another older lady (AOL): Wow. Ferrari?
Me: No. Lotus. Noble.
AOL: Where from?
AOL: No wonder. Never seen before. So pretty.
Then there was this one younger dude in his 20's walking by, saw our cars, and made a beeline to them, made 2 complete circles around both cars, inspecting every detail, getting very close to every edge, and smoking the whole time. Didn't look at us, didn't try to talk to us. Just nodded to himself every few seconds. Then walked away nodding like he gained some deeper understanding into the universe.