While cruising down Santa Monica Boulevard shortly thereafter, David found himself stopped at a red light beside an armchair critic waiting for a bus. "Your show stinks!" the man hollered. David immediately pulled over, put the top back up... and never put it down again: "Never."
[David later bought himself a Porsche -- and returned it to the dealer within a week (at a loss of $12,000). Why? "I was so self-conscious driving it that I couldn't pull up anywhere I was going. Even a restaurant -- I would park blocks away. I was too embarrassed."]