My ex-girlfriend drove a cranberry-red Toyota Carolla just like this one. Randomly running in to her in public is near the top of my Top 5 Most Awkward Situations list, since things ended very badly. So, naturally, whenever I see a car like this, it tends to cause anxiety and paranoia.

The only problem is, these things are EVERYWHERE. And when you’re already on heightened alert for these things, you realize you just can’t escape them. You wonder if you’re going crazy, if these things are just in your head. Maybe, you’ve entered that place in the universe between science and superstition. The area that lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. The area of imagination. Maybe, these Carollas are following you. What if they aren’t even real?

It is a car which I call, the Twilight Toyota.