Whatever I said before about the new sexist ads for the new Vauxhaull Corsa, I must now confess that we have bought one. There it is sitting proudly by our dustbins, new car small and all.
As I think I said, I have no particular fondness for the Corsa as such, and as I dont read reviews of cars, I have no clue how those who know about such things rate it. But it has always been good enough for us. And more important it comes from Murkett's garage which is five minutes walk from our house (so no hanging around waiting for someone to give you the 'courtesy car' to drive back home in), and what is more is staffed by people who are uniformly nice and helpful, even when one is showing one's ignorance about some piece of motor anatomy.
In fact I found myself wondering as we went to collect it, how striking it was that so many people who worked in really "traditional" jobs were so nice. It goes also for Mr Till who delivers our coal, Alison our milklady, Wallers the butcher, Steve and Jeremy who bring the fruit and veg, and John the builder. I know there are some honourable exceptions, but it's not a style you find in the average mobile phone salesman, or web marketer. But more on that another time.