Monday, August 6, 2012
Lordy, give me strength
The other day my black car got bombed by some apparently very well fed birds. I took the car through the inexpensive car wash. It did the job with the exception of a particularly vile "drip" on the drivers side door.
The next day I took it to the serious super car wash. Drove home only to discover it was still there. Seriously?? What in the heck did that bird eat to produce that kind of indestructible poop???
Today I decided to be a big girl and take a wet cloth and wipe it off. Oh oh, its not coming off and its spreading in a sticky gooey mess. IT WAS GUM. Someone must have thrown it and it stuck to the door and melted in. The more I wiped, the bigger and worse the mess became.
CRAPPPPPP!!!! So I went to my friendly downtown service station and Wayne removed the goo --- with gasoline. Who knew?? But then it left a residue. Then......(this is where I start to get in trouble) my favorite car salesman pulls in and takes a look. Coincidence?? We will never know. He says, just follow me to the dealership and I will wash the car for you. My spidey senses should have tingled, but instead I thought "Hmm, free car wash". Gee I'm stupid sometimes. (No need to comment on that point - Lol)
So I go to the dealership and he washes my car. Then he says, you should look at this and leads me over to a brand new shiney car. And if you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know I get all starry eyed and stupid in a new car lot. I should have run screaming to my car, but NO - I climb in and take it for a spin.
It is soooo pretty and it has everything - Every.thing.... So many gadgets and pretty buttons. STOP IT..... I tried to play it cool and pretend it was just OK and I wasn't "in love" with it......... But now I can't stop thinking about it. (Don't tell him)
I walked away. But I know he will call me tomorrow. I've been playing with the calculator and I have my "line in the sand" offer. I hope he doesn't accept it. I hope I can stay strong. Lordy, give me strength.
(Did I mention it was all leather, voice commands, heated seats, keyless start - - - and I can control parts of it with my iPhone......)
Can you believe this all started with bird poop? I need to join NCA (New Cars Anonymous)