Thursday, June 19, 2008

Covering Up

Today’s lesson in Nairobi fashion will hopefully teach you that picking the right cover for your car’s spare tire is almost as important a decision as what you’re driving. The ubiquitous Java House or Dormans covers mean that you’ll fit in but you won’t necessarily be unique. Sporting a tire jacket can announce that you are part of a greater community, like those for the British military, for instance. They can tell the world at large what cable company you use or even what charity you support. (I do not recommend going without – a naked spare tire is an unloved and ugly spare tire.)

My favourite cover, however, simply warns us all to wrap up our spare tires and practice a safe and pleasurable form of driving.

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