The other day, F. was talking about all the things he needs to fix on his car, including the speedometer. I had thought he’d disconnected it along with the odometer, like people used to do so that when they sold their cars, the true mileage wasn’t recorded. F. hadn’t done this, but it did remind him of the story of a guy in town.
Apparently, in an effort to keep the mileage from increasing on his odometer, this guy drove everywhere “retromarcia” . All through town. Everywhere. In reverse.
Retromarcia also happens to be a term for a popular birth control method, from what I've been told. At least around here.