RX: "I like old British cars. They remained 'human scaled' a lot longer than ours."This somehow came from a discussion of "trafficators".
Me: "The worst part though was after the war, when the socialists took all their automotive stylists out and made them kneel in a row beside a ditch and shot them. After that, their cars looked like their handguns. The 1950s produced some spectacularly ugly little cars in England..."
RX: "Yes, but they'd been bombed a lot and drank heavily, so some of those cars were the equivalent of waking up in the night screaming."