Escape from the ordinary

I was traveling last week and rented a car from Budget. I used hotwire, and did the usual thing of getting the cheapest car I could, in this case a compact. I arrived about midnight and the counter drone started chatting me up about why I was in Portland, and I explained it was for business. He looked at me and said “We do have Lincoln Town Cars available…” which was just so bizarre. What on earth would do I with that? What an inappropriate upsell! Anyway, I declined, but then was amused to see that my “compact” was actually an SUV, the Ford Escape. Nice!


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