So, I rolled out to Avis all full of anticipation today. I got a Malibu...great.  I got in, and on the dash was a sign proudly announcing this as an upgrade.

The BMW didn't come with such a sign. If that wasn't an upgrade, I'd be happy to downgrade to the 3 series.


People are in an economic funk.  I wonder how much glee is running through the political campaigns right now (for people trying to get incumbents out) about that.  I also wonder if the policital races are providing a disincentive for our elected officials to deal with our problems now versus using them as political weapons in the upcoming elections.