In Search of Royal Purple
Last updated 5/24/2007 at Noon
For Mother’s Day I coerced my 19-year-old son, Chris, into an overnighter in Orange County. Once he turned 19, between college, work and his active social life, he has become a ghost in our home. As part of our excursion, we were hitting Pep Boys looking to for a synthetic oil called “Royal Purple” for his much beloved 240SX. Because of its popularity store after store were out of it, and time after time, I sat in the car seeing that grimace on his face become more intense in disappointment.
Why do I bring this up with you? Because I eyewitness my son’s life just the same way the a...