So in December I flew over to the East coast for two weeks to tell some people how to do their jobs. I spent most of that time using chat (often with people back home), so really, I’m a little fuzzy on whether it was really worth flying all the way out there and staying in a hotel, but mine is not to reason why.
My hotel was about 10 to 12 minutes from work, so unlike everyone else in the entire time zone, I didn’t have strong feelings about my commute. It literally took me longer to walk to the office from my parking space than it did to drive to the parking space from my hotel. This is important for later.
My initial rental car was a Toyota, but a week and a Check Engine light later, I swapped for a recent model Ford Fusion. I like the Ford Fusion in many respects, except for the entirety of the in-car interface, powered by Microsoft SYNC. It looked just like this: