“I have a great 10 and two.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Jayme
- Car in Question: 2009 Black Honda Civic
- Spotted at: The Ann Street Pier, Fell’s Point, Baltimore, MD 21231
- Car’s Nickname: Curtis
Q: Welcome to Defend Your Ride Baltimore Jayme! What can you tell us about your stellar ride? Does it have a nickname?
Q: How long have you owned Curtis?
A: Since September of ’09.
Q: How much time each day do you spend in your car?
A: A minimum of 20 minutes a day.
Q: What’s your favorite or worst part of your commute?
A: I have a 10-minute commute, so there isn’t really a worst part except when I have to wait in line at Starbucks. Sometimes I go to Dunkin’ Donuts too because I don’t want to be seen at the same place two days in a row.
Q: OK, how about a favorite day trip when you are not commuting?
A: The outlets. Whichever one I feel like going to. The one right over the [Chesapeake Bay] Bridge is pretty good. The Queenstown Outlets on the way to Ocean City.
Q: How far have you gone with Curtis?
A: Curtis has been to Ohio. He’s been to Connecticut. He’s been to North Carolina, New York, and Boston. Driving to Boston took like eight hours, so did North Carolina. I drove to Boston by myself. North Carolina was with like, six people.
Q: All in your car?
A: No, we caravanned in two.
Q: Oh, well that’s not as interesting.
A: Someone did hold up a sign that said, “Kill Jay,” with a butcher knife next to it. That was the most interesting part. “Die, Jay, die.”
Q: In a different car?! You just passed that?
A: Well, it was our friends. They just happened to have a butcher knife in the car.
Q: Crazy. OK, this is it. Tell us why you love your car. How would you describe it?
A: Adorable! He has a dimple on his hood and I don’t know where he got it from.
Q: Did you have a good experience buying it from the dealer?
A: Yes, his name was New York. Really, I’m telling the truth. And as I was test driving it, my dad was there, and I said, “Dad, I’m getting a new whip today.” And he’s like, “OK.” And New York says, “I didn’t know white girls knew how to say that.” New York had just come back from a maximum-security prison too. Meanwhile, I was wearing a pink dress.
Photos and interview by Stacey Wolfson
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