Saturday, September 6, 2008

Drive me Crazy(er)

It happened again.

I didn't want it to.

But it did.

And there I was, standing in the middle of a showroom floor, surrounded by high end cars and smarmy men wearing matching polo shirts, and wishing I was anywhere else.  The corvettes gleamed, blue ones, yellow ones, convertibles and coupes, all waiting to be purchased, driven, cared for and buffed to a high-gloss shine.

Harry lovingly stroked the hood of a bright yellow Z06 and, while I stood, feeling like a bull in a china shop, he asked to drive one.

Ten minutes later we were given a white corvette that was very un-Z06like and told to "have fun."  As soon as I slid my hefty butt into the car I knew that "having fun" was not going to be achieved.  The car smelled.  It was like someone threw up after drinking one too many Pina Colodas and the coconut-vomit smell still lingered.   As we pulled out of the lot, the smell seemed to intensify as a new annoyance presented itself.

The gear shift rattled.

This poor car, with 8,000 miles on it, was now a sensory assault weapon.

Twenty minutes later, we arrived back at the lot and I rolled out of the car, both hands on my throbbing  head. 

"How'd you like that?"  The salesguy asked.  "Pretty smooth, huh?"  I shot him a look that should've equaled instant death but was deflected by his teflon-like coating of smarminess.

Needless to say - I will not be looking at any cars for some time. 

Which, for those of you who know me and my husband, should equal out to about a week or two.

:)  Hope everyone's weekend is going better than mine!

4 comments:

amy122389 said...

coconut vomit?  That is NOT a good combination.  (like I need to tell you...??)

~Amy

oddb0dkins said...

Oh well, think of the money you saved - if only for a fortnight.

B. x

gazker said...

Holl Doll, stand away from the car............ You and Hazza haven't long had a new car. I think you need to re decorate, it's cheaper! I'll send over the Pole, you'll never look at yer knicker drawer in the same light again
Gaz ;-)

rdautumnsage said...

Do NOT listen to Gaz, I'm in the midst of home improvement hell and no it's not cheaper. The car you can escape from and leave it sitting in the driveway....the home...ugh....it's endless days of trying to figure out if the contractor is actually truly really going to show up when he said. Not to mention weeks of having everything upended and not being able to find anything that closely resembles what your looking for in all the stuff that is packed up. Yet...I still wouldn't want to deal with coconut vomit (I'll take your word for that smell)....(Waves to Gaz) Nice to see you floating around again. Have a better smelling, relaxing Sunday hon.(Hugs)Indigo