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somestupidrandomcrap

1.   My 2005 Ford Escape almost got traded in a couple of weeks ago, but I hesitated, wanting to see how end of year discounts might come into play.  I kept thinking that if I waited a few more weeks, I might save some money.

2.  See #1 and next time DON’T FREAKING HESITATE, ok?

3.  I did not faint when the nice guy at the car-fixit-place handed me the bill to fix my STUPID FORD ESCAPE.   I just handed him my Amex card, and thought kindly of all the rewards points I just earned

4.  $ 2,661 isn’t a lot of money when you think of it.  I mean at least now I don’t have a car payment, and Amex just gave me enough rewards points to help me buy some stupidcrap I don’t need.  I wish I could have used the points to buy the PCM (power control module) and ignition  coil that are apparently necessary engine components. 

5.  The StupidFordEscape was running really rough after paying $2,661 to fix it, so I brought it back in for some brakes, rotors, struts, shocks, winterizing, tuning up, artery cleaning, etc. 

6.  Iamsofreakingstupid that I didn’t trade the freakingstupidFordEscape in when I had the chance.

7.  See no. 6 above, and write another check for $2,380, and ignore the clicking sound coming from the front end for at least another couple of days and then raise holy hell at the nice car-fixit-place, and find an eraser to remove the word “chump” which must be somewhere on my forehead.

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4 thoughts on “somestupidrandomcrap

  1. Ouuuuuch! That reminds me of when my 1997 Subaru needed a new $2,000 catalytic converter just after the local Toyota place destroyed my wife’s Celica by driving it hot and blowing the head gasket.

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  2. That sounds just rotten. Do you want me to bite the mechanic for you? I’d be happy to. I have a short list of people I’m allowed to bite. I can ask mom to put fixitplace guy on the list. He sounds tasty!

    Your Pal Opie

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