Tuesday, February 2, 2010

DAD'S TAXI

One of the many hats I wear on daily basis is that of Dad's Taxi Driver. I own a Honda Odyssey Minivan which is five years old and has 150,000 miles. That averages out to about 30,000 miles a year, 2,500 miles per month, 82 miles per day, or about 3 blocks per minute. I DRIVE A LOT!!!

The reason I own a Honda Odyssey is NOT because single women are attracted to a guy in a Minivan.  (although if you are a single woman who is attracted to a guy in a minivan...let's talk!) The reason I drive a Honda Odyssey is because sometime in the early 70's, Honda figured out a way to build cars that last FOREVER! I learned this as a child when my father bought one of the first Honda Civics to roll off the assembly line. At the time he was commuting one hour each way and needed a car with good gas mileage. That little Civic was incredibly reliable and when my dad didn't need the car anymore, my brother started driving it. Years later my brother sold the car and I wouldn't be surprised if some high school kid is driving that car today. The point is...Dad's Taxi is always on call, the meter is always running and I need a reliable car.

Here is a typical day for Dad's Taxi Service:

Drop off Elementary child, drop off Junior High child, go to the gym, stop off at the grocery store for milk and bread because we always seem to be out of milk and bread, take a business trip to the city, pick up Elementary child, pick up Junior High child, drop off daughter at choir, pick up daughter at choir, go to post office, pick up dinner, take son to scouts, take daughter to get poster board for report due tomorrow, pick up son from scouts, go back to grocery store because we are now out of peanut butter,  finally park taxi for the night.

Are you feeling dizzy? Me too! 

THANK YOU HONDA!!!

2 comments:

lindsay said...

Gotta love Honda! My first car was a civic and a few since. We still have an old civic as our second car, and while the family vehicle is an Acura - it's still Honda!

Happy taxiing Brad :-)

lindsay said...

Gotta Love Honda! My first car was a civic and a few since... Still have an old civic as our second car, and while the family vehicle is an Acura - that's still Honda...

Happy taxiing Brad :-)