New age cars and flashing gas lights
People tend to say, “automobiles — they just don’t make them like they used to.” Growing up I can remember learning to drive a “stick” shift, and having to memorize the directions. I can even remember the transmission having three forwards and one reverse. You see, no one ever had the factory issued cover for their shifter. I can remember one shifter that had an 8 ball to move from one direction to another. The elderly gentleman showed it to me and said “Straight from the pool table!” Surely he expected us to believe him, as he smiled so bright. Politely we smiled as well.