Me to Hen, after another Mini driver gave me the "hey, we're both Mini drivers" wave: When you see another Mini you have to wave.
Hen: She is driving that Mini because she is white.
Me, thinking I misheard him: What?
Hen: She is white and so she drives the Mini like Sophie*.
Me, curious: Do only white people drive Minis?
Me: Do brown people drive Minis?
Me: Orange people?
Me: Green people?
Me: Purple people?
Me: Yellow people?
Me: Red people?
Me: Maroon people?
There you have it. Maroon people do not drive Minis.
We name our cars, computers, and the like. Sophie is our British green Mini Cooper. We love her.