I’m beginning to see more smart cars out and about. The other day as I was driving back to the house in the morning, I saw a yellow and black hardtop waiting at a light, just a couple of blocks from my house.

Then, this afternoon, I walked out of the barbershop on Hawthorne to discover that while I’d been in there, another (or the same) yellow and black smart was parked right in front of the door (I’m betting that the owners were in the newly-reopened Nick’s Coney Island, next door). Then I saw that the number on the license plate was just off in the last digit from ours — which we got from the dealer — so it was probably the next car sold at smart Center Portland.

I would have left a note, but I didn’t have a pen on me.