The other day, I heard a Public Service Announcement from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office. They were warning consumers to watch out for used cars that had been brought up north after being flooded by Hurricane Katrina, and included a few tips on how to recognize such vehicles.
While listening, I couldn’t help but re-write the spot in my head.
“We’ve all been touched by the scenes of devastation out of New Orleans. But some have looked at the tragedy and seen opportunity — a chance to rip you off. A lot of cars were ruined by the floodwaters, and some unscrupulous people are trying to sell them off on the unsuspecting public.
“Don’t get taken. Take it from me, Senator Ted Kennedy — cars and water don’t mix.”