"No, my dad's not into cars." How to say my dad is only into being incredibly virtuous and 'a good man' without it sounded like Cathal was an arsehole for getting away from that? Maybe there wasn't a way to say that. Cathal certainly knew that, from the outside, everyone had nothing but love and praise for both of his parents. But those people didn't have to be their son, with everything that entailed.
"I did learn because of him though," Cathal settled on. "He always refused to buy a new one, but would drive this thing all over Ireland and so I learned how to fix it and keep it running. We moved a lot when I was a kid, I think it was seven different cities over the years? It meant I wasn't good at making friends, so I learned to do indoor things. Like fixing the car."