Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., is interested in discussing a possible alliance with Ford Motor Co. now that his talks with General Motors Corp. have unraveled, but with a new CEO at Ford's helm, he may have missed his chance.
(door knocking at Ford CEO Alan Mulally's home)
Alan Mulally: Who's there?
Renault/Nissan Dude Carlos Ghosn: It's me, Renault/Nissan Dude Carlos Ghosn.
AM: It's 2:30 in the morning.
CG: Let's make a deal. You and me, oui?
AM: Do I smell olive oil?
CG: It was free.
AM: Oh. Hang on. I've got an idea. Please sit on the bench there.
(Faint noise inside. Sounds of talking.)
(15 minutes pass by)
Former Ford CEO Bill Ford pulls up in a 2005 Ford Taurus.
Bill Ford: Carlos! Alan said you wanted to deal. I'm ready.
Carlos Ghosn: I'm Renault/Nissan Dude Carlos Ghosn.
CG: Is that a Taurus?
BF: Yeah! Can you believe they just gave it to me? It was like I owned the place. It was sweet. They said I could have anything. And I said, "That's bull!" And they said, "No, no! Speaking of bull, would you like a Taurus? Get it? Bull?" I nearly peed myself! They're so clever! So I walked out of that place with this.
CG: Sweet! Where can we talk?
BF: Well, how about White Castle? We can get a sack of burgers cheap!
CG: Bill, my friend, we're gonna be buddies.
BF: Do I smell olive oil?