I am at my “remote office” at Tire Warehouse in Exeter, waiting while they put new tires on my car.  A customer comes in of the old salty seadog type, looking for one snow tire.  Okay.  One.

Customer:  I just need one….been readin’ the Farmer’s Almanac and hear we’re gonna get a pile of it this winter….

Salesperson:  Well that Yokohama you’re looking at is a really good tire.  That’s a fine snow tire, that one.

Customer:  Well yes, but if you have a lead foot like me, it doesn’t matter how good they make ’em.

Salesperson:  Well yeah, if you drive it like you stole it……