It's a small world. It's a small car. Seems to be a perfect combination.
Chances are slim that you would see an Insight at a gas station, what with its 1250 km range on a mere 10.6 U.S. gallon fuel tank. In fact, chances are slim you would even see an Insight at all, considering there are less than 400 in Canada. But can you imagine seeing two Insights? Side by side? And, at a gas station no less?
While filling up for the 2nd time in as many months, I was approached by a man who was being eerily silent. "Oh no!" I thought. "What does this guy want?"
The silent dude nodded his head in a westward direction. I couldn't dig what he was communicating. He nodded again, smiling. Now, my clueless brain was thinking, "what the heck is this guy doing? Distracting me while he robs me? Distracting me while he slips a wad of hundreds into my pocket? Distracting me while he sucks my soul out through my nostrils? WHAT?"
He realized I was not catching his drift, and he added a little thumby-thumby action to his nod. I finally looked over and saw his silverstone metallic Insight parked in front of our car. My jaw dropped.
This was our first face-to-face encounter with another Insight owner, and it was bizarre. He told us he was passing by when he saw us filling up. He too, was shocked, and said he just had to pull in and talk to us.
And that's exactly what we did. And, boy were we surprised. Turns out that this mysterious stranger, an environmentally friendly dude who thought it was so cool to see another Insight that he just had to stop, knows, and has jammed with, one of Suz's best friends: Dave Gould.
I hate clichés, but that's all I could of think of: What a small, small world. I wonder if they would play it for me.