to think my friend looks silly driving around with her car roof down in February?

(135 Posts)
MockingBirdJay Wed 20-Feb-13 00:53:25

Friend bought a new car 6ish months ago, it is her pride and joy. Think constant updates, lots of photos on facebook etc.

Today we were saying what a nice day it was ... clear skies, sun shining - but it was obviously still freezing.

Friend says "yes it was so nice I've been driving around with the roof down"


See if I had a that sort of car I would only put the roof down when it was actually hot.

I know she has probably been dying to do this .... but regardless of who it was - if I saw someone driving with their roof down in February I'd be thinking numpty what a complete show off grin

TheSmallerPenguin Wed 20-Feb-13 00:57:09

Are you sure she is your friend?

This is a somewhat odd way to talk about your friend.

TheChaoGoesMu Wed 20-Feb-13 00:57:34

As long as she is happy, it doesn't matter. Fwiw I've been driving around with the roof down today as well. Perfect weather for it smile

ripsishere Wed 20-Feb-13 01:04:16

TBPH, you sound a little bit envy.
I had a convertible car - a 2CV. It was a fucking nightmare with the roof off. Nothing like I thought it would be.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Feb-13 01:07:20

Sometimes its nice to have the roof down even if its cold yabu

MechanicalTheatre Wed 20-Feb-13 01:13:04

It was gorgeous today. I sat outside and ate my lunch.

And if I had a car with a top-downable roof, I'd have driven about like your friend. With a bikini on.

member Wed 20-Feb-13 01:35:28

I've seen people with their rooves down in far chillies temperatures than today. As an aside, if said folks have insufficient headgear on to prevent brain freeze, can the police stop them for dangerous driving?

anonymosity Wed 20-Feb-13 01:42:29

YABU you sound jealous and bitter. who cares if she drives around with the car roof off - maybe it gives her some joy? do you have any joy in your life?

Boutdesouffle Wed 20-Feb-13 03:15:10

When I lived in the UK, my roof was down year round. It really doesn't get cold....except in the back! But the kids sit there not me! Now I am in far warmer climes I rarely put the roof down as I need the AC. I miss it, the very best time is at night and there isn't any sun at all then. YABU

MrsDoomsPatterson Wed 20-Feb-13 03:52:06

I remember someone saying once if you have a convertible the only time the roof should be up is when it's raining!

Iteotwawki Wed 20-Feb-13 03:54:37

YABVU - crisp clear cold days are perfect for driving with the roof down. So are clear nights when your passenger can look up at the stars. If it's cold that's what the heater is for! Hot summer days are good too. All weather is good for convertible cars smile except rain obviously. And snow/hail/sleet.

I miss my 2 seater convertible, can you tell?

Oh, a beautiful, bluesky, crisp day is wonderful for driving with the roof down. Good jacket on and heating full blast on the feet though!

echt Wed 20-Feb-13 05:15:30

More info, please.

1. Was she wearing sunglasses?

2. Did she have her hair covered with a headscarf tied round the neck in that cool way women did in 50s/60s movies?

I'd show off, too. grin

scrivette Wed 20-Feb-13 06:40:16

I prefer driving on a cold sunny winters day with the roof down to driving in the summer, you don't get too hot!

Montybojangles Wed 20-Feb-13 06:44:34

DHs car is convertible, love putting roof down on a sunny day. So what if it's cold. It has heating and heated seats. Just a lovely feeling to be driving with the sun and air on your face smile
Are you sure you are not just a wee bit envy

exoticfruits Wed 20-Feb-13 06:47:41

I think that you are a bit jealous! If I had one the roof would be down on lovely days, whatever the month.

Pagwatch Wed 20-Feb-13 06:50:02

DD was very pissed off that I refused yesterday. It was a gorgeous day with the in shining. But it is old once you start driving plus I am a curmudgeon.
Driving with the roof down is an experience about more than just letting the sun in tbh.
Don't knock it until you have done it. It can be quite joyous, especially the first time you are able to in the midst of a grizzly winter.

I think your friend sounds happy. I would let her be.

Snog Wed 20-Feb-13 06:50:19

I wouldn't think anything of your friend driving with the roof down
I do think its weird that you have an issue with it and you don't sound like much of a friend

DupontetDupond Wed 20-Feb-13 07:01:15

I think YABU. Although your friend sounds a bit "look at me!!!" you also sound a bit green.

I've had a soft top and used to put roof down on sunny days whatever the temp (heated seats and heater!!). The only time I ever felf a bit of a wally (and that others might think the same!!) was if I was in stationary/crawling traffic in town - the whole idea for me of a soft top is being out on the open road, wind in hair etc

Meh. Roof up. Roof down. Who cares? Her choice. Yabu.

FruOla Wed 20-Feb-13 07:06:38

I saw someone driving down the road with the roof down yesterday - I thought she looked V glamorous!

It wouldn't occur to me to think someone's a bit of a numpty for doing that, although it would cross my mind to wonder how good their car heater is grin

I miss my convertible sad. I can't wait to get another one (I currently have the boring, sensible, family car and DH has the fun car although it's not a convertible). If I had one now I would definitely have had the roof off yesterday.

Pancakeflipper Wed 20-Feb-13 07:08:30

You sound to have a touch of the green-eyed monsters.
It was a car roof off day yesterday.

I did shiver a little at the man running at 6.30am when there was frost around, in his flappy shorts and no vest.

teacher123 Wed 20-Feb-13 07:10:11

I miss my convertible. You sound a bit snippy and jealous to me...

I miss my convertible .
Some years , you only get dry days in February , remember the so called summer of 2012 so you need to have the roof down , heating turned up , gloves and scarf on and just go for it .
YABU and a bit jealous .

Allegrogirl Wed 20-Feb-13 07:27:33

YABU. I had a convertible but we sold it to get our VW van. I really, really miss it on sunny days. The joy of racing down country lanes with the music blasting and the wind in your hair grin.

I had a Saab with heated seats and super hot heater. With a hat on it was perfectly fine in Feb.

Your friend has found something to give her a little joy in her life. Why do you begrudge her that?

Otherworld Wed 20-Feb-13 07:30:39


As soon as i read the OP i thought I wonder if everyone will say Mocking is jealous.

I don't think everyone's dream is a convertible car.

GrannyRatOnAScooter Wed 20-Feb-13 07:35:57

YABU. My DH had the hood down yesterday when taking DCs out. Yes it was chilly but the sun was blazing and the heated seats were on. Not showing off, just enjoying the car.

bbface Wed 20-Feb-13 07:36:37

You sound so nasty. Your poor friend, making conversation, proud of her car, and you being so scathing.

Nasty, nasty, nasty

bbface Wed 20-Feb-13 07:37:18

Added to which, it was a beautiful day yesterday! Blue sky, sun, quite mild. Better than most days in June tbh.

GrannyRatOnAScooter Wed 20-Feb-13 07:37:51

Oh I don't think she sounds jealous Sparkling but its not a very kind way to talk about a friend. Not sure why the OP is bothered actually.

When it snowed a few weeks back we were stuck in traffic, next to us was a convertable with a 4 foot snow man in the passenger seat wearing sunglasses and a head scarf like bridget jones. Was fucking brilliant!

Not relevant to roof up or down but hey ho grin

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Wed 20-Feb-13 07:40:48

I had my rod down yesterday. Heating up full, heated seat on, crisp bright sky all around me. Don't knock it unti you've tried it. It's a fine way to travel

usualsuspect Wed 20-Feb-13 07:41:14

My boss does this,makes me laugh.

True Granny. I saw 'lots of photos on facebook' and did think hmm though.

You can think a friend is a numpty without being jealous. grin

DizzyHoneyBee Wed 20-Feb-13 07:44:54

Her car, her roof, her choice. Not sure about being unreasonable, but you certainly seem to be jealous. Why not try being happy for your friend that she had the pleasure of enjoying her car? I saw somebody else with the roof down on their car, fair enough, I had the windows open when I was out in the car yesterday as it was lovely.

foofooyeah Wed 20-Feb-13 07:48:45

plus I am a curmudgeon

Thanks pagwatch - first snigger of the day!

DukeSilver Wed 20-Feb-13 07:49:13

I don't see the problem. It was a gorgeous day here, blazing sunshine and completely still.

There isn't really much point having a convertible if you're not going to put the top down.

Pilfette Wed 20-Feb-13 07:55:48

We put the roof down whenever it isn't raining. It's why we have a convertible. And as numerous people have said, clear, sunny but cold days are lovely to drive in. And whilst I'm not showing off, frankly I wouldn't give a shit if someone thought I was - it's one of my little pleasures in life.

crashdoll Wed 20-Feb-13 07:56:30

I would hate a convertible. My hair is bonkers enough with general wind! I sat in the back of a friend's car on the way to a party and she had the roof down........think the Bridget Jones scene when she was on her way to the hotel with Daniel Cleaver.....grin

Pagwatch Wed 20-Feb-13 08:02:22

I don't think the OP sounds 'nasty nasty nasty'.
I think that is pretty overblown.

She thinks her friend is being a bit odd and is a bit sniggery about it. I think she's wrong and a bit mean but let's not flay her.

Bertrude Wed 20-Feb-13 08:02:23

She probably did look silly, yes.

I'd have done it though, and used to at any opportunity in the UK even in Feb. Now as a PP said, its too hot to ever put my roof down. Last time I did I almost ended up with heat stroke fucking desert

LottieJenkins Wed 20-Feb-13 08:04:25

Her car, her choice! grin

imnotmymum Wed 20-Feb-13 08:04:44

YANBU I cringe when my Mother does this but generally I do not get soft tops I know people love them and that it is their choice but I hate them!

CabbageLeaves Wed 20-Feb-13 08:07:16

I think I'd like your 'friend'. She sounds like she knows how to enjoy living

usualsuspect Wed 20-Feb-13 08:07:47

I don't think the op sounds nasty either.

Made me think of this VW advert - risky thing to do in cold weather grin

That's brilliant brown. grin Balaclavas are the way to go.

DowntonTrout Wed 20-Feb-13 08:13:16

Well just like you don't want to stay inside on a sunny day, just because it's cold, when you've got a convertible it's nice to have the sun on your face. Especially now, after a long grey winter. A sunny day, hot or cold, is just crying out to put the roof down and enjoy it.

It isn't cold because you have the heaters on. It's days like yesterday when I wish I still had mine. Maybe you think she's a bit show offy about it?

Heater on and roof down doesn't sound very environmentally friendly. shock

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 20-Feb-13 08:22:46

Well I'm a total div because I have a convertible mini and I hardly ever have the roof down! Can't wear sunglasses so the sun blinds me. Plus it makes my hair blow in my eyes annoyingly.

I thi k the friend is a bit naff but harmless with constant fb updates, but yesterday was the perfect day for the roof to be down if you're not a div.

What was your thinking when you bought a convertible Shotgun? grin

Allegrogirl Wed 20-Feb-13 08:27:30

Isn't the car heated from the engine, so no extra fuel required?

MrsPennyapple Wed 20-Feb-13 08:27:54

Maybe she likes a bit of fresh air and breeze to blow through cobwebs away. Sounds lovely actually. I had to make do with winding my window down yesterday :-(

I love that headscarf tied round the neck look. Doubt I could carry it off though.

MrsDoomsPatterson Wed 20-Feb-13 08:28:19

No, it's not high in my list of wants either, though I may get a fiat 500 convo next time, but that's a bit of a cheat. My shallow reasoning is I don't like the look of convertibles when the roof is up and my hair.

Good enough reasons I reckon.

I thought if you put the heating on it used more fuel, but I may be wrong.

bbface Wed 20-Feb-13 08:31:42

With respect to those who thought that I was being too harsh saying the OP was being nasty, I guess it is all down to how you are in friendships and what you expect from your friends. I have a very close group of girlfriends I have been friends with for fifteen years. We love one another, care for one another, support one another. Being sniggery and a bit judgey is simply not on the cards, and I find it quite baffling to read posts like this about so called friends.

But to be honest, I would not be sniggery and judgey to someone who wasn't a friend either. Esp something like this, when someone is proud and excited.

CabbageLeaves Wed 20-Feb-13 08:34:08

Sparkling air con uses fuel but heating does not

Thanks Cabbage. I didn't know that. Heating-good. Air con-bad then. grin

MrsDoomsPatterson Wed 20-Feb-13 08:41:58

I agree bbface. However, it is tres nobby to put pics of your car on fb so I see it from op's side too.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 20-Feb-13 08:42:27

Sparkling I reckon I just didn't think it through. Plus I'm not that into cars, whereas DH had had a convertible before and loved it.
Touch of the DollyDaydreams I suppose blush.

MrsDoomsPatterson, your name is genius!

Ohhelpohnoitsa Wed 20-Feb-13 08:44:01

ddnt read face book - there is your answer. Had she driven to yours and said "I know I look like a poser but it is sooooo nice to blow away the cobwebs" you would not be having these thoughts about your friend. Face book provokes out-of-context emotions. DON'T USE IT.

grin Shotgun. It's quite funny.

I have to agree MrsDooms. I can't imagine putting pictures of a car on FB. confused

For me it's the mention of FB in the OP that makes me a bit sympathetic toward Mocking.

Disclaimer-I am not on FB. I only have experience via DS1 (13). It's an eye opener.

Pagwatch Wed 20-Feb-13 09:53:54

To be honest bbface, I think that is a bit judgy too. And a bit black and white.

You seem to be suggesting that anyone who sees 'nasty, nasty nasty' as an over reaction has a lower expectation from their friends.

If the op were sniggering with her friends behind her mates back That would be nasty IMO. To come on an anonymous website to have a little whine is not the same thing.

I love my friends dearly and I would never talk about them in real life. But yes, sometimes - just sometimes- they are a bit batty and I might inwardly roll my eyes. I do so in the full and certain knowledge that they probably roll their eyes as my oddities too. It does not negate all my affection for them or their kindness or our mutual support.
It's not real life. Where to vent if not here? And the op is being mean but she didn't go and crap on her sunroof.

If she is laughing in real life then that is crappy . But this is aibu - it's vent central.

StuckOnARollercoaster Wed 20-Feb-13 10:31:12

Another convertible lover signing in here - having a convertible is about more than just waiting for sunny hot days. The feel of the wind and being 'open' to the elements is great. Nice sunny day and I'd be rushing to get out - wrapped up in a coat, gloves and hat, roof down, heaters on and a cool pair of shades!!!

I don't think her enjoying her car is 'showing off' although I'd say living all her life through facebook probably is...

coraltoes Wed 20-Feb-13 10:34:16

Depends on the car, heated seat, sunny day meant I used to drive my 911 with the hood down in early spring, which for a non heated car would be freezing. Never really cared what others made of it...that's why everyone can buy the car they choose you see!

Pigsmummy Wed 20-Feb-13 11:00:21

The weather on Tuesday was perfect for the roof down, if I had my sports car still then I would have done the same.

freddiefrog Wed 20-Feb-13 11:05:28

See if I had a that sort of car I would only put the roof down when it was actually hot.

In that case, in the UK, you'd probably hardly ever have it down.

I had my roof down yesterday too, and Monday, it was quite warm and springlike here. Heating on, wind-break in the back and it's lovely.

Actually, cooler days are better for roof down, you don't have hot sun beating down on your head

atthewelles Wed 20-Feb-13 11:06:16

I always think people driving with the roof down on freezing cold days look a bit silly.

And no, I'm not jealous. I'm not a bit interested in cars as long as they get me from A to B. smile

Bonsoir Wed 20-Feb-13 11:07:59

God what a mean OP! You should be pleased for your friend that she is so very fulfilled by her new toy!

Waspie Wed 20-Feb-13 11:10:23

The best days for driving with the top down are the clear, cold days of winter. Wrap up, air con on , bliss smile In summer it's too hot and I burn too easily for it to be comfortable.

I miss my convertible a lot in January/February but only rarely in July!

YABU and don't sound like much of a friend. Perhaps you should go out with her and maybe you could then understand what's so great about it?

Bejeena Wed 20-Feb-13 11:32:12

It was 11° yesterday

If it was 11° in July which it quite often can be nobody would bat an eyelid but it would be just as cold.

You sound a bit jealous!

KellyElly Wed 20-Feb-13 11:42:40

God there are some overreactions to what seems a bit of a light-hearted thread! Tbh just thinking about driving with the roof down in this weather makes me cold brrrrrr. Wait until the summer for sure!

Fakebook Wed 20-Feb-13 11:44:14

My brother owns a Ferrari and was driving with the roof down yesterday. It was 9°C and the sun was quite warm. If you have a nice car, and you don't feel cold or are wrapped up then why not?

PessaryPam Wed 20-Feb-13 11:51:35

My MX-5 has brilliant heating with the roof down so it's actually not cold. It's a nice feeling bombing down country roads in the sunshine. I expect the OP would secretly like a convertible too grin

atthewelles Wed 20-Feb-13 11:56:43

I think people are jumping to a lot of conclusions about the OP.

She has made a minor criticism of a friend and somehow this makes her mean minded and jealous?
I didn't really pick that up from her post. I agree with Kelly Elly, some serious over reactions on here.

HerbyVore Wed 20-Feb-13 11:58:58

The OP's gorn a bit quiet aint she?

I love it when we have those first dry, and marginally above freezing days - just the remotest hint that spring is coming, - I would absolutely get wrapped up and put the roof down on my car to enjoy it.

If I had a convertible that is,

which I don't.


OP has gone down the convertible sales emporium. wink

Wishiwasanheiress Wed 20-Feb-13 12:33:36

Having had a car that the roof went down on, I'm with ur mate. Yabu.

Nothing better than driving in sun when cold and heater on. It's fabulous! Also liked driving in rain as if u go fast enough the rain doesn't touch you it just disappears.... Oddly magical although basic science.

BumBiscuits Wed 20-Feb-13 14:26:22

If she has an SLK then she will have been toasty-warm. It has blow heaters round the neck/head area to keep driver/passenger cosy.

Not sure about other convertibles but I imagine MB aren't the only ones to have thought of this.

Nothing better than getting roof down and going for a drive on a sunny day to blow the cobwebs off.

SandStorm Wed 20-Feb-13 14:34:43

We had the roof off yesterday and Monday as the sun was out and the weather was glorious. We have heating in the front but none in the back so one of our first purchases was a couple of driving blankets. Wouldn't have it any other way but a lot of that is due to the design of the car - it's much, much easier to drive without the roof on.

MockingBirdJay Wed 20-Feb-13 14:38:56

Not gone quiet here, just don't get the time to be logged on to MN all day smile

I'm not jealous of her at all, it's a very nice car and I'm happy that she gets enjoyment from it. She got it on finance so if I really really wanted to I could too - but I don't.

I just generally find showing off a bi grating ... I was working abroad at the time when she was getting the car and any emails I received from her were updates about the car, loads of photos, it gets mentioned every time I see her.

I don't mind and can be happy for other people, but when you have 8months of it ... it can be a little wearing.

Maybe I'm just not someone to show off, I bought myself an iPad not too long ago and she came round to my house and was shocked to see one - because I don't ever feel the need to tell people what I've bought etc.

I just think it looks a bit silly driving around in the morning when it's frosty and cold (which it was here yesterday) .., thats it.

If that makes me "nasty, nasty, nasty" then .... ok? I would probably reserve saying that about criminals, murderers etc not someone venting privately.

IABU smile

ukatlast Wed 20-Feb-13 14:46:02

YANBU but I think driving without roof protection is foolish whatever the weather. Recent episode of Brain Doctors confirmed my prejudices and then there was also 'the accident' in Downton Abbey.

Pagwatch Wed 20-Feb-13 14:47:21

grin at Downton Abbey safety tips.

Pagwatch Wed 20-Feb-13 14:49:44

I can see why you are a bit bored of it Op.
But tbh if someone excitedly told me about thir new car and posted pictures of it I would kind of get it.
If someone excitedly told me about their new iPad and posted pictures of it I would back away, never dropping eye contact until at a safe distance.

PatriciaHolm Wed 20-Feb-13 14:54:21

"I remember someone saying once if you have a convertible the only time the roof should be up is when it's raining!"

yep, that's our philosophy, and fortunately the kids agree!

MockingBirdJay Wed 20-Feb-13 14:55:30

I'm not saying a new iPad is anywhere near as good as a new car Pagewatch but ... I was making the point that it doesn't even register for me to even want to tell people.

If I had got a new car I would mention that I was getting one and that's it. I doubt I would upload photos of it to Facebook - but that's just me and I know other people want to share and want everyone to know what they have.

MockingBirdJay Wed 20-Feb-13 14:57:06

And I only live in the UK for a couple of months of the year. I have to work in LA for the rest of the year.

It would be stupid of me to buy a car which would hardly be used.

MrsDoomsPatterson Wed 20-Feb-13 15:01:29

I say keep things a surprise - look forward to driving past that fb friend who had NO idea you have a new convertible/Reliant Robin/Scooter/roller skates & see them gasp in amazement as you swish by.

Now that's cool.

Pagwatch Wed 20-Feb-13 15:15:54

I think you missed my point a bit.
I wasn't suggesting you buy a car. I am just saying cars are one of those things one people get really excited about
She's just excited. I would put up with it and it wouldn't bother me but if it's bothering you just hide her feed so you only have car status reports when you meet up. Then you can drown her out with talk of your new apps grin

MrsDoomsPatterson Wed 20-Feb-13 15:18:47

I was truly beyond excited when I got my new car, it's my pride & joy but Pics on fb? So predictable darlink.

I am in awe of people that get excited by cars. grin I have never managed it. DH does. I don't get it.

FourEyesGood Wed 20-Feb-13 15:30:47

I don't think you sound jealous, OP. You sound sensible and a bit square. I approve of you and disapprove of your show-off friend (I can't imagine ever taking photos of a car unless they were to prove damage or to sell it!).

MockingBirdJay Wed 20-Feb-13 15:31:10

I think you missed my point a bit.
I wasn't suggesting you buy a car

I never thought you were suggesting that I buy a car hmm no idea what gave you that impression.

Perhaps you missed my point a bit.

MockingBirdJay Wed 20-Feb-13 15:33:15

You sound sensible and a bit square

Square? Haha, whys that? I wouldn't consider myself to be dull - but thanks.

I haven't heard the expression 'square' for ages. grin

MockingBirdJay Wed 20-Feb-13 15:36:26

I know, I find that more offensive than being called "nasty, nasty, nasty"

I'm not dull or a square because I wouldn't drive around with my car roof down on what I consider to be a nice but still very cold day.

I also wouldn't think "wow that person is living life to the extreme" if they had their car roof down ..

malinois Wed 20-Feb-13 15:36:28

It's compulsory to have the roof down on a convertible if the sun is shining, irrespective of the temperature. Otherwise you look like a wimp.

Nothing better than bouncing about in a convertible on a sunny winter day, coat, hat, scarf, gloves and sunnies on and the heating cranked up to full blast.

usualsuspect Wed 20-Feb-13 15:37:22

lol at square.

usualsuspect Wed 20-Feb-13 15:38:02

Seems a bit daft to have the heating on and the roof down, but each to their own.

MockingBirdJay Wed 20-Feb-13 15:38:11

If you say so malinois ... I think one of the reasons is even though I'm from the UK I still find it so odd how crazy people get when theres a little bit of sun.

AnnoyingOrange Wed 20-Feb-13 15:38:13

I was putting the rubbish out last night, in the dark whEn a guy drove past in an open topped MX5

I did do a double take as it was dark

Anyway what's it like living in LA part of the year Mocking? <nosy>

malinois Wed 20-Feb-13 15:39:21

ukatlast erm, a convertible is pretty much as safe as a hardtop. They have extremely strong reinforced A-pillars that can support the entire weight of the car in the unlikely event that you manage to roll one.

usualsuspect Wed 20-Feb-13 15:39:53

It's a bit like people who stroll about in vest tops as soon as the sun comes out.

Me, I don't take my cardi off until it's at least 25 degrees.

MockingBirdJay Wed 20-Feb-13 15:41:01

Some parts are incredible Sparkling ... and other parts of pretty much a dive to be honest.

But the weather is good, but it does still gets cold in the winter.

Too right usual. There is a lot of that round here. One glimpse of the sun and all the inappropriate clothing comes out.

I visited many moons ago Mocking. I was really surprised that the Chinese Theatre was in a bit of a dodgy area. Although that may have changed.

FourEyesGood Wed 20-Feb-13 15:47:17

I certainly didn't mean to offend. I consider myself a total square, and wear my squareness as a badge of honour (with 'twattish' being the opposite of 'square').

Pagwatch Wed 20-Feb-13 15:50:07

Gawd Mockinjay, i may have misunderstood your comments but you sure as hell have misunderstood my tone.
I am starting to feel a bit of an arse for picking up and arguing with the 'nasty, nasty, nasty' comment.

<< kicks self. Goes for a drive>>

Cubtrouble Wed 20-Feb-13 15:50:09

Lol you didn't vent in private op, you vented on mn!!

You live half the time in la? In the sunshine then? The land of show offs, your poor mate buys a convertible and you think she's silly? I think she's just trying her new car out at the first opportunity she could. Good for her.

Me? I drive a Volvo with a baby seat, nothing to show off about.
If I did have a convertible I'd have my roof down whenever it wasn't raining, I'd get a decent down jacket and a pair of aviators. Fantastic.

You're not nasty though, perhaps a bit jel ;-))

MockingBirdJay Wed 20-Feb-13 16:29:58

You live half the time in la? In the sunshine then? The land of show offs

It's not really the land of show offs, depends on who you associate yourself with.

I don't live there by choice. I live there because I'm required to do so for work.

And I never once said - my friend is silly because she bought a convertible. Don't put words in my mouth.

MoodyDidIt Wed 20-Feb-13 17:02:52

ha i clicked on this thread paranoid it was me blush

i have a pride and joy convertible and i have been freezing my arse off putting the roof down recently

anonymosity Wed 20-Feb-13 17:41:02

I am in LA too. Its FREEZING today. 44 F - horrors!

lustybusty Wed 20-Feb-13 17:57:33

moody me too!! grin

EnjoyResponsibly Wed 20-Feb-13 18:00:37

YABU it was a lovely day today. Convertibles are the toppiest of tip top pick you ups. You do sound wel jel and those judgeys must be chafing good and proper.

member Wed 20-Feb-13 18:01:52

Ok, so there are heaters/jackets/hats & gloves but what about your facial skin? Your nose streaming & feeling so cold it's sore as a chill wind whips past - still not sold on the idea grin

EnjoyResponsibly Wed 20-Feb-13 18:02:22

You're in LA?? it's surely the law to drive top down there.

Are you all closed in and repressed in a boring saloon? Time to PX for a more fun model OP.

EnjoyResponsibly Wed 20-Feb-13 18:09:22

member it's only the roof that's down. You keep the windscreen grin

Mitchy1nge Wed 20-Feb-13 18:10:34

thought this was me for a minute except am pretty sure there are no pics of my car on FB and I wouldn't be friends with someone so grumpy

if it isn't raining and there is the merest whiff of sunshine then I just have to, I really like the fresh air. It's not that cold when you have the heating up full

LoversLeape Wed 20-Feb-13 18:11:27

Convertibles are the toppiest of tip top pick you ups. You do sound wel jel and those judgeys must be chafing good and proper.

I have never cringed so much at one post wel jel, judgeys, chafing good and proper

I feel very embarrassed for you.

Bunbaker Wed 20-Feb-13 18:12:34

It was cold, dull and miserable in South Yorkshire today.

Although I do think that anyone who drives with the lid off in cold weather is a show off, YANBU.

Mitchy1nge Wed 20-Feb-13 18:17:50

nobody could show off in my car!

it's about ten years old and a FORD

is the most humble vehicle ever

You need a personalised plate Mitchy. wink

Mitchy1nge Wed 20-Feb-13 18:21:01

it came with a brilliant plate actually!

I was so pleased, was trading down (from a proper convertible) and just bought it without looking, I didn't know it had a retractable roof

Bought it without looking. shock grin

BeepBeepSong Wed 20-Feb-13 18:24:32

Although I do think that anyone who drives with the lid off in cold weather is a show off, YANBU.


EnjoyResponsibly Wed 20-Feb-13 18:25:50

Lovers you can ride shotgun in the repression-mobile with OP.


Mitchy1nge Wed 20-Feb-13 18:29:42

who on earth is it showing off to? I trundle up and down a farm track. The horses? The one eyed farmhand? A barn owl? A few muntjacs?

Cubtrouble Wed 20-Feb-13 20:28:38

Op you need to chill out! For Christ sake, it seems VERY much that you've asked a question you clearly didn't want an answer to.

Are you unreasonable to think your friend looks silly driving her convertible the the top down? Yes you are! It's her business!

If LA isn't the land of show offs I'd like to see a place that fits the bill more.

You ARE making a choice to work in LA because the career or a job IS a choice?

If you go around in real life flaming people down, whose opinion you actually asked for I am actually flabbergasted you have any friends at all.

currentbuns Wed 20-Feb-13 22:00:54

I used to have a lovely convertible pre-dc... It was lovely to drive with the top down, even on cold days, as long as it wasn't raining. The seat warmers & heating were incredibly effective.

andubelievedthat Wed 20-Feb-13 22:48:23

If? she was in Essex , wearing a micro mini, driving a XR3I, with killer heels (her, not car) a crop-top and Wham"s greatest hits was blasting out the soooooperb sound system, i envy her ! cos thats what every girl should , at one point , be able to do, and yes , low life that i am undoubtably am ,i wish i had all that to reflect on, in my dottage !(like now),oh yes, dyed blond hair >essential and very long false nails....slopes off to play "milk and alcohol"....

goingupinfumes Wed 20-Feb-13 23:05:08

Love driving my classic convertible on days like this alias, it's not been MOT'd yet, else I would of been out like a shot.

There is nothing better than having the chill on your head and the warm heating blasting around your legs, it's lovely fresh crisp air it just makes you feel alive!

I would be like your friend and update people / friends about my new car if it was something I was excited about as I would think as friends they would also be excited with me - Not poo poo my excitement with comments like "I could afford one, but I choose not too"

Some friend...

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