One night many years ago, out with girlfriends, we drove over to one of our favorite establishments in Atlanta. At this time, I was driving a SUV, and I drove a group of friends in one car while another girlfriend drove a group of friends in her SUV. As we pulled into the parking lot to valet, two blonde bombshells were attempting to back out of a parking space. I say attempting because it certainly didn't seem to be going smoothly but I think too many vodka and red bull slammers PRIOR to driving are never a good idea. As the driver continued to try to back straight out of the spot, she seemed confused. It only mattered to us because she was blocking the entrance to the lot and we were unable to go forward, further congesting the entrance and the street.
Suddenly, the driver sees someone she knows and leaves the car in midstream to have several minutes of chit chat. It was a beautiful late summer night so all the windows were down in our cars. After about two more painful minutes, I mean, our livers are not watering themselves, I honk my horn and say, "Please MOVE."
I receive a scowl in return which phases me very liittle. She doesn't move. Cars behind us honk. I lay on the horn. It's an ugly sound, I know, but simple common sense and basic driving skills didn't seem to be in her posse that night so I felt the long ugly horn blast was necessary. She slams the car in reverse and peels out of the spot, as she pulls up next to me she leans out the window and shouts over my stereo, "Nice FOUR DOOR!"
Nice four door? What does that mean? We pull around the lot to the front entrance and give our cars to valet. As we meet up with our friends, one of them asks WTF was the situation with the girl in the Mercedes. I said she clearly was too smart to drive and yet, I was baffled by her nice four door comment.
My friend J9 laughed out loud and responded, "That is not what she said."
I replied, "No, she leaned out her window and yelled "Nice four door! which is odd because she was also driving a four door vehicle."
"JennyMac," J9 paused, "She didn't yell nice four door. She yelled, NICE FORD, WH*RE."
I burst out laughing too. Primarily because I had never heard someone string those words together in a sentence before. And even when I left the Ford SUV and upgraded to my dream car, I still can't imagine hearing anyone repeat that sentence. And also because that is not exactly the publicity Ford is looking for.