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Funniest thing I heard today November 17, 2006

Posted by Sharath Rao in humor.
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Jane Galt, the Economist reporter and one of the authors of one of the most popular economics blog is moving to DC for a short-term assignment and is looking for a car. And so she writes :

I’m therefore looking for someone who:

a) wants to rent, for the short term, their car to someone who drives like a grandmother and has never been in an accident. Seriously. Ask anyone who’s ever driven with me; they will tell you long tales of my maddening caution

b) (more likely) sell me a piece of crap that will run for six months. I don’t care what it looks like as long as it is reliable, gets more than four miles a gallon, and fits my legs. It has to cost less than $3500, that being the cost of a long term rental from Avis.

To which one of the responses was :

Welcome to the neighborhood.Have you considered stealing a car? It is quite a popular option here.

Indeed a funny take on the crime rate in DC. On a related note, I wonder how Washington DC can be the murder capital of the United States. Is it a pun I wonder.

I have a lot more to write on Jane, but another day. For now I will just say I am surprised at the standards she has set for the car – 4 miles a gallon.

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