Stewart Hobson Posted February 14, 2019 Share Posted February 14, 2019 My friend Tom recently bought a Chevy Volt. A very fine car, he says: "It's clean, quiet, doesn't pollute the environment, and is cheap on gas." Tom really likes his new car and drives it 30 miles to work and back every day. Tom used to drive Fords. He would never have considered driving a Chevy. His father drove Fords, and that was that. Tom drove Fords. Until he saw a Chevy Volt in the dealer's showroom and saw some commercials for the car on tv. "This is a great car, Stew!" he told me. "It's clean, quiet, doesn't pollute the environment, and is cheap on gas." "But, Tom," I replied, "You've always driven Fords. Your old man always drove Fords. You used to hate Chevys. What happened?" "I saw the light," he said. "Electric cars are the wave of the future. You'd better get on board, or you'll be left behind at the station," he warned. Funny thing, buying a new car. Your entire life you've driven a Ford and suddenly you're driving a Chevy, a car as recently as a year ago you wouldn't have considered driving to save your life. And to boot, it's more expensive than your favorite Ford, has less features, and it's damned difficult finding a recharging station. Still, Tom loves his Chevy Volt, and will talk to anyone who will listen about what a great car it is, how it's the wave of the future, how everyone should own a Chevy Volt. Gasoline automobiles are a thing of the past, he will say, and it's time to embrace the new technology and get rid of the old. I can't help but think that the more he praises his new Chevy Volt, the more he is convincing himself that he made the right choice. That's human nature, I guess. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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