Car For a Day: What Would You Do?

Car For a Day: What Would You Do?

Tess Wilson
Jan 7, 2013

As I was assembling my morning tea and raisin bran, I started thinking about what I would do if I had access to a car (and a license, but preferably a driver) for a day. The answer came in a flash, but sadly, it was not a sexy one…

The very first thing I would do would be to buy a case of almond milk and a case of wine. They are both so heavy, and I feel like I'm both always carrying them and always out of them. How amazing to have a good stock and not have to worry about running out for a month or more! It would seriously cut down on the schlepping.

While that choice is decidedly unexciting, it would only take about 20 minutes. Next, I would take a bunch of donations to Community Thrift. The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to pare down, to get rid of things you don't need and help others at the same time. And let me just say: magazines are heavy. I have a few years'/200lbs worth of Wired, Vogue, and Martha I'm finally ready to part with, and I would love to not have to make a dozen trips.

Okay, with those out of the way, the fun begins. Next I'd probably head to the Heath Ceramics factory in Sausalito in hopes of scoring an awesome piece from their seconds section. Then perhaps I'd head over to Oakland to hit IKEA and St. George Spirits. Hmm… this is starting to sound like an expensive day. Maybe I should stick to stocking up on staples and taking a quick jaunt to the beach.

My fellow carless citizens, what would you do if you had a car for a day? Something thrilling, or something practical, or both? Or do you feel like you do just fine without one, thank you? Tell all!

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