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It’s Not Real

November 1, 2017

Question: why do old people put things in the back windows of their cars? I mean on that shelf under the back window of sedans. A lot of times it is hats. Or stuffed animals. Or decorative kleenex boxes.

Does some memo go out with your Medicare sign-up letter? “Please put something in your car window to signify that you are now One of Us?”

Anywhoozle, I was sitting at a stoplight today and saw an egregious example of this in the back window of one of those early 2000 Lexuses.

It was a stuffed animal, but a really rough-looking one. Slightly matted fur, lumpy, fat flattening out around the edges. The world’s ugliest stuffed cat in the back window of this car.

“Why?” I wondered at the red light. “Why?”

The light turned green, the car accelerated…and the cat turned its head.

The dang cat was real. A fat, old, very sleepy long-haired Siamese riding as calmly as Queen Victoria in a carriage.

“Why?” I wondered. “Why?”

  1. November 2, 2017 10:01

    I probably would have started screaming. Who takes their cat on a car ride? I will be the rebel old person who does not put crap in the back window of my car. It drives me crazy to have anything on my dash or slightly blocking the back window. Even if I am not the one driving.

  2. November 5, 2017 10:05


  3. November 28, 2017 09:08

    Haha! Here its something dangling from the driver’s mirror… little pink fluffy dangly things, dog toys, dice, beads… and, in cabs, usually something to get rid of bad smells… But a cat? Maybe it hitched a lift!

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