April 7, 2013
Do You Name Your Car?
Meet Miss Flossie! As you see, yes I did name my car. :)
My roommate and I were talking about this today. I was driving and said something about Miss Flossie as I patted her console. My roomie immediately said, "You named your car?" Why yes. Doesn't everyone?! Which of course I know, probably most people don't. She then stated that she had not named hers, but had actually thought about it. Because she found out recently that her pastor and his wife name all their vehicles, and one of theirs is named "Marge". :D
As we chatted further, the idea came out that it would most likely be helpful for you to name your vehicles if, say, you had more than one. This way you could tell your children, or anyone riding with you, which car to get in today. "Okay kids, go get in Marge!" or "We're taking Chloe today!" This makes sense, right?
Just so you know, I am not afraid to admit to the fact that I am an adult and I have named every car I've ever owned. (Which is only three by the way.) My first car was Betsy, the next one was Sadie, and this one is Miss Flossie.
I talk to inanimate objects a lot actually. My computer, my phone, my shoes, my books. So talking to my car is nothing strange for me. (Perhaps it is to you, but I'm not counting your opinion on my sanity right now. ;P) Hence why I like to name my cars. I talk to them. "Come on Miss Flossie, please start today." or "I'm so sorry Miss Flossie! I cut that corner way too sharp, didn't I?" I pet her console or her gear shift or wherever my hand can reach, and like a cat or dog, I do think she appreciates it.
Yes, I will acknowledge that you are absolutely thinking I'm crazy right now. That's okay! I'm sure I probably am crazy. But this world needs a few crazy people, right? Keeps things interesting! :D