welcome to earth. here's your coffee. and your golf
I pride myself on being able to write 1000 words on just about anything. I once wrote 1000 words about a friend named Sara, and I went for more than 700 words just explaining the meaning and origins of her name. Then, on a different occasion, I wrote 1000 words on the colour yellow, and I mentioned the actual word, 'yellow', only once, in the final paragraph. Yet I have always found it very difficult to talk about the Golf.
The editor of a car magazine I write for once asked me to write an article about the history of the Golf and I was Flabbergasted. I couldn't come up with anything. I mean, what are you going to say that hasn't been said already? The Golf is a bit like coffee. It's the answer to everything. Tired? Get coffee. Sad? Drink coffee. Annoyed? Drink coffee. Hangover? Drink coffee. If Aliens were to land on planet Earth eager to blend in with humans, we'd all tell them to get a coffee and drive a Golf.
Introduced in 1974, the Volkswagen Golf is THE car. It is a game changer because damn nearly everyone on the planet has either bought it, or thought about buying it at least once. Just like coffee, when in doubt, go for a Golf. It never fails. Unless emission figures are involved. Err... that's another story.