This morning, a client of mine – for whom I’m designing a new industrial factory – and I went to pick-up a Cooper from the local dealership that he had bought for his wife. She knew nothing about it and he was very excited about this. He initially wanted to buy my car, but I didn’t want so sell, so I told him about this silver/black Cooper that was at the dealership – he bought the car without driving or even seeing it – reason for wanted to buy 2nd hand, the long waiting period. The silver car was a demo with only 700km on the clock.
So he drove the Cooper to her work (she’s a school teacher), parked the car in the parking lot where it cannot be seen from the main building, left some flowers on the drivers seat and put the keys with a note in an envelope and handed it to the receptionist to give to his wife when she leaves for home. This was very moving – mainly because it was an act of love, and secondly because it’s a MINI that he is giving her (she wanted one since the first time she saw it) and I know what joy it will bring her.
On our way back to his office, he was so excited about the car he couldn’t stop talking about the handling and the amount of space in front. He said he’ll be the one begging her now for a drive in the MINI- and that he is so thankful to have a wife who wants a car with so much character and style.
I'll be sure to update you guys on how it turned out. I didn't ask whether she went to school with another car - suppose they would've picked it up later. He did also mention a short trip this weekend to one of the nearby coastal towns... They're gonna have so much fun
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