I had never lived in a big city to see how small car dealers worked, but I knew how they worked in our area.
Our local car dealer used a modular office to do all of his business. It was cozy, but sometimes it was too cozy. When mom and dad took me for my first car; they both wanted to be in the car dealer’s office with me. By the time we got into the modular office, it was getting so hot and tight that I was having a tough time breathing. I was claustrophobic, and this was my parent’s first hint about how bad it really was. Mom was in a panic when I couldn’t breathe, and dad told her to take me outside and he would finish the paperwork. I felt horrible and embarrassed to think I had a panic attack because of the size of the car dealer’s modular office. Like I said; it was very cozy, but his modular office was not big enough to have six people in it. I finally caught my breath and the chest pain was gone. Mom walked me back inside and took my brother and sister out to the car and sat there with them until my car was officially mine. Although the kids weren’t happy, dad was ecstatic. I was feeling better and we could finish the paperwork in less than five minutes. I shook hands with the car dealer and walked out of his modular office the owner of a car. I couldn’t wait to get outside so I could my dad and tell him how much I appreciated and loved him.