donald wrote:reminds me of an advert I saw once for a very expensive sports car. It read "... unwanted gift". I thought, firstly, who would not want it, and secondly, what sort of lucky *** gets gifts like that!!!
My father bought me an Impala convertible 327 (used) when I was a sophomore in college. I didn't want it, because:
1) I hate convertibles - the wind/noise/cold/rain make riding very unpleasant with the top down so I never did
2) it was a gas hog and I didn't have any money to spend on gas
3) I could not drive it to school because I was not a senior and therefore couldn't get a parking sticker, so I rode my bike to campus
4) This was in lieu of paying my room, board, or tuition. That was the last my parents gave me for my education. I would rather have had the money. I did not feel lucky.
I kept it for awhile, but it mostly just sat parked on the street in front of my apartment except when I drove it to the grocery store. I sold it at the end of my junior year and had no car for my senior year. When I graduated and got a job I bought a 1969 Datsun 510 sedan brand new. That was a much better car IMHO.