time warp…again.

by statia on February 28, 2011

I spent the day in the time vortex… which is, the car dealer.   Ok, seriously.   I’ve said this a million times before, and yet, every time I go into the car dealer, I’m hopeful, and naive, in thinking that maybe I’ll get out of there  in two hours or less, and yet, it never happens.   Car dealers can take a tip from the fine people at a real estate/ mortgage lender’s office.  I signed more paperwork in less time, when we bought our house.

We’re now the owners of a new Highlander, with fancy navigation, and bluetooth and all sorts of other gadgets, which make me feel stupid.   Did you know that keys are now obsolete?  I can’t start it with a key, no, it starts with a button.  I feel like George Jetson, with his space car!   And now that I’m moving up in the world, I can command my car to call my people, and tell me where the finest restaurants are (ok, the nearest restaurant, but still, jeeves, I’m hungry, find me something tasty), and watch the surprised look on the persons face AS I’m backing up over them.    And I thought it was bad when I got the Volvo.   That thing is archaic.

Which, speaking of my little Volvo.  I’m going to miss that car, even though the move is only short, to the other side of the driveway, which is not in the garage.  I hope she’s not too cold.  But at least I’ll still get to drive it whenever I want.   I may have to ease into it, because not only am I too stupid to operate this new fangled machine (seriously, it took me all night to realize that my touch screen software wasn’t defective, you just can’t call anyone in your contacts list while the car is in motion.  I’m super smart!), but it’s only a six cylinder, versus the Volvo’s growls like a saucy minx of a V8, and that’s going to take a little getting used to.

{ 5 comments }

Shelly March 1, 2011 at 7:53 am

What color did you get? We can be car twins. The keyless aspect was weird to get used to but I love it. Except now I never remember my keys.

You are absolutely right, it takes more time for the paperwork to buy a car than it does a house. Why why why?

Tiffanni March 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm

that push button to start the car would totally trip me out too. Hope you like the new car.

jenG March 2, 2011 at 9:43 am

“…and watch the surprised look on the persons face AS I’m backing up over them.” You know this is why I come here, right? Congrats on the Highlander!

There’s little in this world I hate more than trying to buy a new car. I like absolutely nothing about the whole process, not even the zippy-fun test drives. I don’t like driving, I resent every penny I put into repair and maintenance, and parking garages are my waking nightmare. I would avoid owning a car at all if it weren’t for the goddamn convenience…and I love convenience like whoa, so we’ll always have a car. But the next car? Will do everything except wipe my ass.

Big Daddy March 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I love getting new cars but can’t stand that time vortex. It’s like intentional torture.

Old School/New School Mom March 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I would not be able to operate a car without a key, end of story. I am so technologically inept it’s disgusting. See this post:

http://www.oldschoolnewschoolmom.com/2011/02/damn-im-old.html

But congratulations on your Jetson-mobile! I’m sure your Volvo forgives you. And she’s not far.

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