TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

My first real Tesla moment!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by HeartDocMD, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. HeartDocMD

    HeartDocMD Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2015
    Messages:
    28
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Had the car for 4 days.

    Last night it is parked in the driveway (plugged into 110 outlet as I don't have the 240 installed yet).

    Pizza delivery guy pulls up into driveway and comes to the door.

    "What the hell is that car?!?"(handing me pizza). We proceed to stand in doorway for 20 minutes while he asks me a million questions about how you charge it, how much does it cost, how far on a charge, where do you buy it, etc. etc.

    Finally after 20 minutes of this my wife comes to the front door and is like...'the kids and I want to eat. Time to stop explaining your new toy." Pizza guy says "I can't wait to get back to the store and tell everyone about this car!"

    Maybe I should have given him my referral code:)
     
  2. WestCoastP85D

    WestCoastP85D Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2015
    Messages:
    229
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Love it. The car is so special.
     
  3. Johnathan

    Johnathan Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Messages:
    81
    Location:
    Antwerp
    I bet he's not going to say he was talking to you for 20 min... :)
     
  4. rxlawdude

    rxlawdude Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2015
    Messages:
    407
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I'm calculating that he will save enough to buy a MS after delivering 22,473 pizzas. Subtracting gas costs. :)
     
  5. smsprague

    smsprague Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    517
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Not trying to one up. When UPS delivered my registration info (in AZ you have to register it your self). He was like so how about a car show!
     
  6. taurusking

    taurusking Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Messages:
    876
    Location:
    East Texas
    @HeartDocMD:

    This is just the beginning.:wink:..I am at 10 months of ownership and still have Tesla moments
     
  7. Vip

    Vip Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2013
    Messages:
    294
    Location:
    United States
    Similar moment for me:
    Had the garage open with the roadster in it. The mailman came up to the garage door because he had a package. When I opened the door. He looked and me and pointed at the roadster and asked if I worked for Tesla. I smiled and said no just love the cars. He knew I have a Model S as he has seen that in the driveway multiple times. We talked only briefly as he didn't want the mail to be delivered late!! ;)
     
  8. ahm

    ahm Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Messages:
    160
    Still happens 2.5 years later.
     
  9. MassModel3

    MassModel3 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2014
    Messages:
    903
    Location:
    MA South Shore
    Get used to it. The fascination, the stares, the surprise, strangers who want to see in and under your car. I'm not a social person, but somehow strangers seem to get me to talk for 10, 20, 30 minutes about my Tesla. It's always a good feeling to walk away from those Tesla moments and you'll have yet another story to tell.

    Your wife will understand. Eventually.
     
  10. ozweepay

    ozweepay Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Messages:
    180
    Location:
    Boulder, CO, USA
    Unlikely the pizza guy needs your referral code, unless he's about to receive a sizable inheritance. :)

    But maybe he's just delivering pizzas while working through engineering school somewhere, and will be in a position to buy one in a few years! Or if not, maybe he'll buy a Volt or a Model 3 in the future after catching the bug!
     
  11. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,399
    Yeah, it took my wife a LONG time.

    But now, 6 years in...she likes to come home and tell me about who she met and what she told/showed them about the car, and shakes her head about the silly misconceptions they had.
     
  12. dkonigs

    dkonigs Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2015
    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    I've had my car for almost 3 months now, and haven't yet had a single "moment." Its probably because I live in the SF Bay Area (Silicon Valley), and Teslas are actually quite common out here. They're everywhere in the area I work. Not quite as common near where I live, but I still see them more often than I expected to.

    Of course if I ever did have such a moment, knowing myself, I'd likely get all awkward/uncomfortable and come across as rude. (Hopefully not, but that's just how I am when I'm blindsided.)
     
  13. sandpiper

    sandpiper Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1,463
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    It's all about where you live. They're rare around here and so I get something pretty much daily. Enthusastic questions, people taking photos, gestures from other drivers, enthralled kids pointing to the car in a parking lot, etc... It's quite a lot of fun actually.
     
  14. MassModel3

    MassModel3 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2014
    Messages:
    903
    Location:
    MA South Shore
    What you need is a ROAD TRIP! Get away from California.

    TeslaByState.JPG
    (old data)

    30% of the nation’s used Tesla Model S car sales are in California
    45% of the nation’s sales are in California

    (new data)
     
  15. UMD86

    UMD86 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2012
    Messages:
    269
    Location:
    USA
    If he's a pizza delivery boy.........I doubt he can afford a Model S.

     
  16. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2015
    Messages:
    1,299
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    #16 brucet999, Aug 19, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2015
    But imagine how many pizzas he could fit into the frunk. :)

    I'm retired and have been working as a handyman at the request of a realtor friend who needed someone with varied skills acquired through 30 years of rental property ownership. I expect my first "Tesla moment" will be some new homeowner seeing the handyman drive up in a Model S and pull a tool bag out of the frunk.
     
  17. David_Cary

    David_Cary Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    603
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    I am a little surprised being your location. I've had mine for 3 months and have had only 1 moment like that (2 min of questions) - and it was at a restaurant and the person was likely not from Cary. Cary is absolutely loaded with Teslas - a rare day when I don't see another one. Our 30 spot parking lot with have 1-3 most of the time.

    Just interesting. For those that don't know, Cary and Chapel Hill have similar demographics/income, almost share a border, 2 largest suburbs in the triangle. The only striking difference is CH is a liberal university town. Cary more middle of the road politically. Maybe a stronger desire to not outwardly show wealth?
     
  18. Shaggy

    Shaggy Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Messages:
    151
    Location:
    Austin
    If there are so many in Texas, how come there aren't SC routes N & W out of the state. I've heard you can limp out of Texas going East & maybe North now?
     
  19. EVenthusiast

    EVenthusiast Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Messages:
    279
    Location:
    US
    But people who can afford the car eat Pizza too.

    So if you're really desperate, make up a great flyer with the referral code, and ask the Pizza guy (offer commission/flat fee for each sale?) to hand one out whenever he's delivering to someone with a nice home/car in the driveway.

    I did say desperate, right? ;)
     

Share This Page