Just When You Think You Have It Made

I was walking down Gorton Rd, Willerby, on my way to school one morning when the most amazing car I had ever seen went by. It was 1974 and I had just seen a 2-seater Mercedes Benz pass by. I would never forget.

Several years later, living in The Woodlands, Texas in my big 4 bed home with $50k swimming poll, gazebo, Mercedes SUV and everything one could ever really want, I realized my car lease was almost up. I called the leasing company and enquired after the dream…. a 2-seater Mercedes convertible. To my amazement, I found that I could indeed afford one. A month later, it arrived.

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It was beautiful. Metallic silver with an automatic retractable roof that folded into the trunk. Patent leather black interior and that new car smell to die for……. A dream come true!

It wasn’t that fast, but fast enough. Zero to 60 in 9.0 seconds, but my goodness, around a corner it was like glue. Shame all the roads in Texas are dead straight.

I enjoyed the car for almost 3-years. For a time, I had it made – so I thought.

Yet by 2007, my world had turned upside down and I had nothing, but a suitcase full of clothes…. that’s another story.

Life is strange..

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