Saturday, October 17, 2009

Riding in cars with girls

Having written off our car (not me, the Man, in case you ask) we are awaiting the delivery of a very nice Skoda Octavia with lots of bells and whistles on it. We did our homework and knew what model, spec and age we were prepared to pay for, then asked Autosave to find us one. As we are without a vehicle we then couldn't be too choosy when they came back with an option that fulfills all our brief but isn't exactly the sort of colour we would have chosen. Annie (daughter no.2) is apoplectic, and may refuse to ever be seen in it. I may have to close my eyes when approaching it. I'm trying to be relentlessly cheerful, given all its other assets, but it's not easy...

My car is an orrible colour
My car is the colour of poo
It's got leather seats heated in winter
It's got climate control when it's hot
It's got wipers that know when it's raining
And then know when to stop when it's not - but -
My car is an orrible colour
My car is the colour of poo
It's got pockets the size of the planet
And a little light where I keep maps
It's got places to keep all my knick-knacks
And room to stretch out for a nap (not whilst driving) - but -
My car is an orrible colour
My car is the colour of poo
It's got 6 gears to change when I'm cruising
And 6 CDs lined up to play
There's sensors that beep when I'm parking
And scream when my parking's astray - but -
My car is an orrible colour
My car is the colour of poo
Its fuel consumption's impressive
And likewise its space in the boot
It locks with the press of a button
Its horn gives a fierce rooty-toot - BUT -
My car is an ORRIBLE colour
My car is the colour of poo
I've tried to deny
that it offends the eye
but the yellow-brown hue's
like something found on one's shoes
I've tried calling it 'gold'
(It's cappuccino, I'm told)
But the fact of the matter
is, despite all this data:
My car is an orrible colour
My car is the colour of poo!



3 comments:

bigdaddystevieB said...

Love this!
Same thing happened to us... we thought we were getting a silver car, but ended up being bright blue (as in: blue with an exclamation mark)!
We've actually got to quite like our car colour, so maybe you will too?
Will you park it in your drive(if you have one), outside the house or will you simply park it in the next street?
Cappuccino eh?

jeznash said...

I was actually given a car today! Its an Aussie import Toyota corolla, with 255000 miles on the clock! Auto, power steering, air con! Remember the Peugeot 206 advert with the indian guy who made one out of an old indian car? Mine looks like the indian car before he modded it!

Tracey Wheeler said...

Love the corolla! Would have quite liked one but went for the bigger avensis last time instead. Engine never gave us a moment's trouble - bodywork not so great!