I shared this the other day as a comment to something, but it’s worth repeating. Pictures unrelated.

My wife and I both have always had manual transmission cars (no, I’m not bragging. I don’t want a gold f-ing star. Just stating a fact, relevant to the story, I promise). In any case, we now have 2 kids who are old enough to at least be aware of the physical process of operating a car. We recently broke the trend and bought a Volvo XC70 because it defines the practical family car it’s required by law in New England. Hmm, it says here, sir, that you have, umm two dependents? And one dog. Looks like you’ll be facing a penalty if you don’t meet your Volvo Wagon quota soon. That’s right, sign right there. Initial here, and here....

Sorry, I’m easily distracted.

My son was climbing in the back seat yesterday and noticed something up front. He said, and this is a direct quote, “Daddy? Why are there only two pedals?” Referring, of course, to the driver’s foot well. I literally laughed out loud, then smiled at him. To him, cars have three pedals, just as sure as they have a steering wheel.


Why does it only have two pedals? It’s a long story, son. And I’m afraid it doesn’t have a happy ending.

Great license plate (assuming it’s intentionally ironic) for your time: