My car lease expires the end of this month so I was doing one of the things I dislike the most — shopping for a new car. As with many of life’s anticipated drudgeries, this car shopping experience turned-out to be fun.
It was a cold, gray and blustery Chicago December day and I decided to head to Naperville where I knew two dealers had cars that I would consider leasing. I also invited (actually, she insisted on going), Chantalle my assistant, because the only thing she likes more than shopping for anything, is shopping for a Coach bag. This trip to Naperville’s new car showrooms was right up her alley especially since she was beginning to slip into clinical depression that always sets-in after Black Friday (yes, Chantalle was one of those who was standing in line outside a big-box store at 3:00 A.M. on the Friday after the U.S. Thanksgiving!). Anyway, Chantalle was only too eager to participate in my car shopping trip. It always scares me a little when Chantalle is “too eager” about anything, but that’s for another post or analyst’s couch.
Anyway, I was grazing through our local Metropolitan Market in West Seattle the other day and I spotted one of the best spoofs on French wine: Goats do Roam.
For newcomers to wine (I hate wine snobs who feel they have sole right to wine knowledge), this is a play on the wine growing region in France called, Côtes du Rhône. If you say, “Côtes du Rhône” fast with a French accent, it sounds like Goats do Roam.
Goats do Roam is a winery in South Africa and their sense of humor matches my South African friends’. The winery’s web site claims the name was inspired by roaming Saanen goats on the Fairview farm, but I think it was named to poke a little fun at the French. Anyway, it made me LOL and I felt like sharing.