- We are a relatively small club, convertible owners – so make sure you share the joy by lending out your convertible to other people who might not otherwise have access to one. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Every time I feel I am taking my convertible for granted, I loan it out for a few days and its like Christmas morning when I get it back!
- Always keep a pack of hair rubber bands in the glove compartment. Nearly all women and girls want a ride in a convertible but having hair blowing in your face is miserable. The wind is MUCH worse in the back seats.
- Don’t be a schmuck and try to roll up your windows and put the top up every time you run into somewhere. If you run into Jimmy Johns for a sandwich, leave the top down. Going into Starbucks for a quick coffee? Leave it down. Going into the mall for three hours of shopping, put it up. Why? Less for security than the weather. Murphy’s law has a special place for convertible owners. I do long business meetings. When I hear thunder, I panic!
- You always want to have another layer of clothing in the car with you. Just like motorcyclists wear more clothing than car riders, you will sometimes need to wear that windbreaker or sweatshirt in the evening, a cool morning or when the temperature is marginal in the spring or fall. I personally like Tommy Bahama sweatshirts, but I have to buy them on sale because I’m a middle class kid who grew up shopping at J.C. Penney, a $120 sweatshirt is still hard to get my mind around!
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