Most people have trouble making direct requests, especially when it concerns romance or money. Rather than asking a friend to repay a debt they'll engage in an elliptical conversation wherein they'll ask related questions like "so, how is that lawnmower" or "geez, I seem to have less money in my account, isn't that weird?" This is the same way with courting. "So, do you have a boyriend/girlfriend?" It's a good self-defense mechanicsm because there's a plausible reason you could be asking other than just wanting some. Today, we posted our 2009 Mazda6 review, but we think OldeEnglishD had something else on his mind.

How is the front seat room compared to say, um, a 323?

We think we know what he's talking about.