i am waiting to pick my friend up from his placement test at college. i wait from 11am until well into the night. a load of people (presumably from a train, for some reason) walk by my car and make me nervous. i lock my doors. my dad walks by and knocks off half my car door by accident.

he apologizes and i notice he's got a thin beard cut along his jawline. he shows me that if i flip a switch by my emergency break, cool things happen. my radio slides down and reveals a TV with video games. my temperature controls become personalized settings for each seat. some sort of transparent heat-retaining shields go up over my windows.