I <3 Acura
Couldn’t help but capture a classic Arizona sunset on my way to dinner Wednesday evening.
In a prior life before my days in the prescription Rx biz, I worked a couple of years for an airline. Without fail, any time I wore company-logo apparel around town I’d be signing up myself to be a customer complaint sounding board. Seems everyone loves to talk about their missed connection, lost baggage, or uncomfortable seat. I had to grin yesterday as I wore one of my new Acura Polo shirts yesterday because the experience was so very different.
I wore my black Acura polo shirt to the office. By noon, three people had already commented on it. First thing this morning, Tami who I work with said, “I really like your Acura shirt.” She drives a TSX but is totally NOT a car person. She somehow managed to run out of gas in a loaner TL once. That’s how little she pays attention to her car.
Walking to get a sandwich at lunch, cutting through the parking lot of a medical complex. A lady of senior citizen age got out of a red Jetta and I was text-messaging on my phone as I walked. “Great cars,” she said. I asked, “What?” as I looked up, thinking she was talking about her VW. “Acura… they make amazing cars!” I said, “Yeah I agree, that’s what I drive.”
After ordering a sandwich at the deli, one of the guys behind the counter asked, “Do you work for Acura?” I told him that no, I just drove one. He said, “Oh man, my friend just got a new TSX and I drove that thing and didn’t want to get out. That car felt like it drove itself!” I nodded and told him about how my friend just purchased the wagon equivalent and loves it. I think I’ll be stocking up on more Acura clothes because it’s been a long time since I’ve felt so popular!
I was reminded of an Acura Legend “meet” years ago (March 2008) when a few of us local PHX-area enthusiasts met at Acura of Tempe and then took a scenic cruise in our Legends to Tucson. We proudly wore our new T-shirts for the day. This was a candid shot that surfaced in the meet pictures later on. That’s Rosalinda, myself, and Ethan checking out Ethan’s latest additions to his 1993 LS 6-speed coupe.