More results...

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

More results...

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Confession

I have a confession to make to all of you. I just hope that you can find it in your hearts to forgive me.

My confession is….

I have a French car.

Yes, I, Dave, have a French car. The same Dave that constantly shows my distaste for the French attitude to Israel, Jews, the US -in fact the world at large. The same Dave that makes fun of the French “culture.” The hypocrisy of it all! SHAME ON ME!

But if the truth be known, I bought the car almost three years ago, before my disdain for (almost) all things French had fully evolved. The car – a Citroen Xsara – met all my requirements for a car – safe, affordable, and stylish. It seemed like the logical choice.

However, the car has caused us great distress over the past few years. In short, the car battery dies every morning, unless you disconnect it the night before! How is that for inconvenient? To make matters worse, we discovered this just after the warranty for electrical-related work on the car had run out.

Then, a few days, ago, even after connecting the battery, the car would simply not start. At all. I was convinced it had been reading my blog, and decided to stop working for a French-mocking Jew. But I knew this was not possible..after all, the car has no access to a computer, and does not know my URL.

So my wife took the car to the garage, and it was discovered that the starter had blown. The mechanic (whom we trust) told us that when this happens with most cars, the whole engine is rendered useless. He praised the Xsara, saying that the damage was relatively minor, and that, although Citroen is generally not known to be a good brand, the Xsara is a very good car. He also told us that the problem of the dying battery is related to the car alarm, and not the car. He then slapped us with a $600 bill.

The moral of the story? Cars do not read blogs.

And if you are still disappointed in me for having a French car, I redeemed myself when I chose a Ford Focus as my new company car, over the more stylish, safer and larger Renault Megane.

About the author

Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Scroll to Top