I got a call from the Soccer Mom today and she made a comment about the temperature. I happened to have a browser window open, so in a matter of seconds I had the correct temperature on the screen.
While we were chatting, I clicked on a link for "Top 10 Fashion Gifts For Women". Soccer Mom always looks good so I decided to test my knowledge of her fashion tastes. I was reading down through the list of "sleek trench coats", "stylish leather gloves", "cozy cashmere sweater", etc. when I came across "Metallic Clutch". My first thought was that clutches in cars already have a high metallic content in the pressure plate and my second thought was why would you buy a metallic clutch as a fashion gift - that would be more of a high performance / hot rod sort of gift. It was only as I was reading the item description that I realized that a clutch is also a purse.
This would also explain how I always wondered why women would wear mufflers in cold weather - the exhaust of a car is certainly hot, but there are surely cleaner and more fashionable ways to stay warm.