Thinking about things that shouldn't be in cars reminded me of something from my childhood. When I was about 5 my dad brought home a cat one night from work. He was a police officer. It seems that this older couple had come into the police station because there was a weird noise coming from their car door. They had recently purchased their shiny new Cadillac, and couldn't figure out what the strange noise was. The police officers removed the door panel and found a cat. There used to be a big GM plant in LA, and apparently the cat had somehow gotten into the door while the car was being manufactured. It had been in there for a few weeks. They took it to the vet and other than being dehydrated and hungry it was fine. My dad brought it home to me. She lived a normal life after that.
Get thee to an independent bookstore.
3 days ago