We decided to spend a child-free evening with some couple friends, whose children had also decided to spend the evening elsewhere. Isn't that convenient?
Many pleasant times were had and bon mots exchanged, but the important part of the story for this discussion was that we were at the Gateway and we wanted to be at the City Creek. Various possibilities were aired, including taking TRAX. However, since taking TRAX involved our friends having to take TRAX back, since they were parked at the Gateway,
It took a second, but then everyone looked at me with the same expression that you, dear reader, surely also have on your face right now.
I'm still not sure where it came from.
If it makes you feel any better, I got my comeuppance. We walked all the way from the north end of the Gateway (by the fountain) to the "Summer Parking," then we got to the car and realized that there were two carseats in the back which had to be taken out before adults could get in the backseat. I was embarrassed that our friends had to take the carseats out of the back before we could drive five blocks, though they assured me they were not mortally offended. It probably took about ten minutes extra to take the car; more if you count that our friends had to put the carseats back in after we left.
Let this be a lesson to you.