Friday, September 5, 2008

Move 18: A Car For All Occasions

Having the appropriate vehicle for the occasion is important. Like the old saying says, you don't bring a knife to a gunfight, and you don't bring a Maserati to the jungle rivers of deepest Africa.

What you drive depends on where you are going, and you have the right car in your garage all ready to head out. For example, if you were heading out to the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach you'd want to drive your 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster with the long tail built for movie mogul Jack Warner. You don't want something that everyone immediately knows, like the red Ferrari used on Magnum P.I., think more subtle "private club" that only the privileged know about, like the Volvo P1800 from The Saint.

A variation on this move is the "Sam Walton" wherein you drive your old beat-up pickup truck no matter what the occasion. Flipping the keys to the valet at the Ritz must be a hoot for Sam -- not that Sam would ever stay there. This would be the truest way to convey your immense power without putting on airs. Drive that BMW 2002 for the rest of your life, being true to your ideals and letting others know that you don't care what they think.

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