Opinions are like, well, you know, everyone has one. I am no different. You don't have to agree with me. I'm OK with that.
Heading to Dothan with my grandson, Aidan, I had just stopped at a stoplight. A minivan pulled up and the driver and passenger were looking the car over from front to back. Being on my right, I lowered the passenger window and made eye contact with the driver. "I love your car," he said.
"We do, too!" I told him. He began rapid-firing questions which I quickly answered. His wife slipped in a question about the Tesla driving itself. I told her our Model S did have auto pilot. That seemed to amuse her, or maybe it was shock. Not sure. I mentioned it went from zero to 60mph in 4.2 seconds and offered to show them the car. They both looked a little stunned.
"Follow me," I offered. Checking traffic - vehicles and foot traffic, of course - I watched for the light to change. As the light turned to yellow, I double-checked my surroundings, and when green I nailed it to just beyond the posted speed limit and quickly slowed moving into their lane. I turned on my signal and pulled into The Battery Source which was about to close.
The first thing I heard was that they were on their way to take their daughter to dance and they had just two minutes to get there. The young woman was gracious and her husband take a couple of minutes to check out the Tesla. While he was looking around, I opened the frunk which immediately got his attention. The look on his face was almost indescribable! To say jaw-dropping would be an understatement. When she looked there were two jaws dropping. I offered him a look inside and again his jaw dropped. "It's beautiful. Just beautiful."
We were about to talk about where we charged it, but they really needed to go. They both thanked me repeatedly and left with smiles on their faces.
I should mention, an employee at The Battery Source tried twice to help us. He wasn't quite sure about the Tesla, especially when under the hood seemed to be lacking an engine.
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