Friday, November 16, 2007

Today meetings


Today for the first time after 2 1/2 weeks inside and went out the house. Had some short business meetings and two private; this morning I had a really nice meeting and chat with Bea. A pity that we meet now, since she will return soon to the USA. But we will meet again soon...we have a lot to gosssip. Unfortunate, she lives on the Asian side, where I really don't know the way. I am only familiar with Moda since my in-laws are living there.

This afternoon I went with a friend to a Lancia dealer to have a look at the new Lancia, the Ypsilon. A cute small car but very well designed car, especially inside. Some things remembered me of a Bentley: not that many digital stuff, but antique designed clocks and other displays. And the car has two colors: partly black and partly grey. And we had great fun with the sales girl. We two Dutch men; my friend speaking fluent Turkish and I asking her all the time questions in Italian...too bad for her, that we left for a while to have a serious look at the Alpha Romeo's in the showroom next to her, where we also were approached by the sales people of Fiat. You know, they are all Italian... But not one Mazzeratie, Lamborghini or Ferrari there..(( Btw, before we went in the showroom we brutally parked my friend 4x4 huge Lincoln Navigator in front of their showroom...indeed, very asocial...
In the end, the girl 'convinced' us to buy the Lancia (she was all the time speaking to my friend if he was my 'driver') which he was for one day, lucky him.
Tomorrow I will go back for a test drive (remember, I never drove 10 meters in Istanbul - so a lot can happen)...

7 comments:

Metin said...

Hans,

Most of the fathers of the people I know dump their wives when they go through mid-life crisis . . .

:)

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Lucky me that I am not a father, compris?..))
I have somewhere a son 'Gerardo' in Monterey, who choose to be my son, can you believe that?..))

Metin said...

i hope u r making your child support payments.

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

I even didn't made him, when he was born in 1990, that was 6 years after I left the USA...I don't know how long it takes to get a child in Mexico, but noy 6 years..))

mirdifderya said...

My husband was driving his friend's car which is Ferrari today:)) he was flying out for 4 days and he hand it over the key to him to do baby sitting for his car but the roof is not closing now opps:))

mirdifderya said...

My husband was driving his friend's car which is Ferrari today:)) he was flying out for 4 days and he hand it over the key to him to do baby sitting for his car but the roof is not closing now opps:))

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

oops, a fake one?..))
You know, there are a lot of fake Italian cars on the road, especially from my country where I am made..))