Saturday Smile: Are You Following Me?

The past week, I’ve noticed a white SUV following me as I drove to LA Fitness in the mornings. I go three times a week — Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I noticed the car on Wednesday, and then noticed it again yesterday. I wasn’t particularly nervous. Instead, I was just so interested in the coincidence of that same car being behind me on my way to the gym. Maybe we could car pool, I thought.

As I was driving home yesterday from LA Fitness, I noticed the white SUV again. But then I noticed that it wasn’t a Honda CRV as I had noticed earlier. It was a Nissan. And suddenly the truth occurred to me. It hasn’t been the same SUV following me all this time.

You see, because of the hot temperatures, probably 90 to 95 percent of the cars in AZ are white because they reflect heat. And probably 85 to 90 percent of the cars in AZ are SUVs because, well, it seems like 85 percent of the cars everywhere are SUVs or vans.

I laughed out loud as I had this epiphany. Dang, I thought. I’m not being followed by a secret agent after all.

Have a great weekend.

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