"I have always considered considered that the substitution of the internal-combustion machine for the horse marked a very gloomy milestone in the progress of mankind.” – Winston Churchill.
Outside, the day was unnecessarily bright already. His car was there against the curb, only slightly atilt. He reached inside to pull open the door, swept a handful of fries off the seat, and got in. The smell of grease and cheese was still pungent. That explained the headache.
Another day, another dolor, he supposed. -- Chapter 1, The Misforgotten.