What’s your secret? How do all of you manage to have it so together, to be so consistently awesome? Don’t think I haven’t noticed. But I do think we need to shake you out of your perfect little comfort zone a bit, which is why it’s time for another episode of automotive Would you rather. Here we go!
Okay, here’s our two scenarios. Would you rather:
A magic talking horse has granted you the power to have any car you want, just by wishing for it. And the car is totally real and there’s no catch! Well, there’s one catch, but’s not about the car itself. The catch is, once you wish for a car, all ground-based public transportation for the entire world will disappear, and everyone will know it’s because of you. No one is hurt, no one dies, just all buses and subways and light rail are gone. And you did it. Just ask anybody.
Another, slightly sexier magic talking horse has granted you the power to have any car you want, just by wishing for it. And the car is yours, legally and everything. Drive it all you want. In fact, you can change cars you desire at will, and that’s totally fine, too. However often you want. It’s fantastic!
Well, almost fantastic. See, in this deal, if anyone — and I mean anyone — flags down your car, you have to give them a ride to wherever they want to go. I mean anywhere. If you’re driving your spectacular, perfect 1974 Citroën SM, and some filthy weirdo huffing oven cleaner waves you over and asks to be driven to Fargo, then you better call work and tell them you need a couple days off.
So, what’s it going to be? The car of your dreams, but you killed public transportation for everyone (and they know you did it), or the car of your dreams, but you have to basically be a free taxi for anyone who thinks to ask?
As always, I can’t wait to hear what you think.