Any time one comments on the joy and comfort of "routine" life throws you a curve ball. Southern Man slipped out of work at mid-afternoon to hit the coin-op laundromat and do a little geocaching. So he pulls into the laundromat and finds - surprise - that the doors are locked. OK, fine, there are plenty of other laundromats on the route home so he put the laundry back into The Hyundai and hopped in and -
the key wouldn't turn.
Well, that came right out of left field. After fiddling with it for a while and determining that the ignition was well and truly broken Southern Man called his favorite tow service and after a wait of a couple of hours finally got hooked up and to the Hyundai dealer right as the service department was closing.
He'd called ahead to let them know he was coming in and to arrange a ride home but fortunately they had a loaner car so Southern Man gets to ride around for a day or two in this:
Why, yes, that is a 2013 Sonata.
It's very nice and would give Southern Man a mild case of new-car fever but the other two aren't quite yet paid for, so no. Not yet. Besides, the Sonata is a four door and Southern Man is in the coupe phase of his life.
Southern Man is pleased that cars like this exist and that in not too many years he'll be able to spoil himself a bit and purchase one. He's thankful that his roadside assistance package means the tow didn't cost him anything out-of-pocket. He's not so happy that The Hyundai is broken and that it's going to cost him money to get it fixed. But in the meantime he will enjoy the Sonata for a day or two.