Monday, July 7, 2008

About that car of mine...

It's in the shop...again.

They told me it's the rack and pinion something or other. All I heard was $600.

This isn't much motivation to stay with my much loved high end hoopty. I've been mulling over whether or not to sell it and get a Scion xA/Nissan Versa/Honda Fit/anything that won't break down on me every 4 months, but whenever I get like this, I make sure to talk to a couple of people so that I get my head together and keep my car. I went to work today and did just that.

Around lunch, I told a colleague of mine that my car was back in the shop for the third time this year.

"Why haven't you bought a new one?"

"I'm too used to not having a car payment. "

"When was the last time you had a car payment to make?"


"You need to come on over to the adult world."

BINGO. Never in life should a $400/month paycheck deduction in the name of a newer whip qualify me to be an adult.

I'll be waiting on my mechanic to call me so I can hand him a chunk of my Jamaica Fund money. Yeah, it sucks, but it's better than having to do it little by little every month.


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