It is better to have filed and lost than never to have filed at all

I decided it was time to wax my Prius. No, that’s not a euphemism, though I sometimes use it as one. The poor car had become really dirty, so I lovingly hand-washed it, dried it, polished a few small scratches, waxed it, cleaned the windows, and used some other cleaner on the black plastic bits. It’s odd to have an ongoing relationship with a car; even odder than owning one, which in turn is somewhat stranger than driving one.