There is potentially nothing I despise more in the world than car shopping.
I hate the entire process from the moment you walk through the door, to the fake conversation, to the irritating salesman yapping in the back of the car during the test drive, to the “why don’t you sit down for a bit”, to the pass off to the manager, to the annoying follow-up calls after I have long decided I do not want to buy your over-priced, under-performing, gas guzzling vehicle.
I guess you could say that I’m a bit over-the-top on my hatred of car shopping.
It’s actually ironic given that it’s 100% due to car shopping that I ever even met hubby. You’d think that the
benefit, misfortune…. no, I’ll stick with benefit, I received in meeting my wonderful husband, would have somehow dissipated my hatred for this experience – but it totally hasn’t.
If you read my follow-up story to “How It All Began” then you know that hubby, while he may not love the process, is so smitten with the fact the he’s about to own a new vehicle, he can tolerate the horrible dance that is car buying.
Sooooo…. when I start getting notices in the mail that our car is coming to the end of it’s lease, I start to get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach and I dread every day where hubby might suggest we check out new cars. All the while hubby is humming and smiling and Googling up a storm, researching new vehicles. (btw – the reason we usually lease is so that hubby
can subject me to this torture can experience this excitement every 3 years)
“Oooohhh look at this one” he might say…..
“This one gets great ratings” he tries to lure me in…..
“So-and-so has one of these and he really likes it” he tries to engage me in conversation…..
“This one has a V6, 320 horsepower, 269 torque….” I honestly have no idea where he’s going with this one…. unless maybe he’s buying me a pony, horses? I don’t know…….
Needless to say, our lease is almost due. And, this particular new car brings with it special excitement. You see, hubby has been forced to drive my car for the last year and a half. This is just dreadful since he didn’t get to pick out the car, doesn’t necessarily like the car and has been “suffering” through it for sooooo long. (Now, without boring you with far too many details, here’s why hubby is driving “my” car: I received a new company car smack in the middle of my personal lease and hubby’s lease was up shortly afterwards so, since no one was driving my car, we decided he would drive “my” car until the lease was up.)
So there we are, still 5 months out from the end of the lease and hubby is already focused on new cars.
We drive down the road and he says… “what do you think of that car?”
We’re watching tv and he says…..”what do you think of that car?”
We’re making out, naked, in bed and he says ….. “what do you think of that car?”
Ok… maybe I took it too far with the last one… but needless to say, with 5 months to spare, it seems to consume his every thought. I’m ready to put him into “my” car and send it over a cliff. This way I wouldn’t have to listen to him for the next 4 months (this has already been happening for a month!) AND I wouldn’t have to subject myself to the process of buying a new car -this is the best part EVER! It’s sort of like a win-win all around….. no??!!
Ok yes, I’d be sad without hubby…. but more importantly, WHAT ON EARTH WOULD I BLOG ABOUT?
Ok, you’re right, I guess I’ll have to reconsider that plan………………………… just say a little prayer for me that I make it through the next few months!
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