Shimrod's neighbouring kids will grow up to want to drive cars, just like any normal kid.
Car sales are up, boyant and one of the few sectors propping up the pension payments to those sat whinging about them.
They pollute far less than ever, even VWs funnily enough, they give social mobility and with the job market changing over the years, allow more people to work without the huge cost and upheaval of moving house. Considering the negative equity for many not in London, that alone makes them a lifeline for otherwise struggling families.
Am I thinking about Syria? Yes. Am I thinking about Osborn's slow admittance that his measure for the economy aren't working? Yes. Am I thinking about pollution and global warming? Yes.
But right now, I am concentrating on long range weather forecasts and whether to put my winter wheels on yet.
Car centric world. Later this year, both versions of Top Gear will be on the goggle box and I for one can't wait. Even bought an Amazon Firestick ready.