I have to give it to my husband for trying repetitively to put me in a really nice car and that’s no easy task. I’m crazy thrifty concerning certain things to the extent of being downright tight and by that I mean so tight my butt squeeks when I walk! Cars….that’s one of those things.
First and foremost, I’ve driven trucks for the most part. If you’ve ever wanted to buy a piece of furniture but had no way to get it home or wanted to moved, you’d understand why. There’s a certain freedom that’s enjoyed with owning a truck plus I believe every southern woman should own one….you never know when a girlfriend might need help hiding a body!
I asked Siri once where I could hide a body. ( These shinanagans will probably get me in trouble or at least questioned, one day) Siri gave me 3 lakes located nearby. I shit you not!
Anyway, he’s bought me a Mitsubishi Eclipse and it was cute. I hated handing him my pickup but it was still there for me so I was ok with that but not him, nope, that wasn’t fancy enough! He then traded that for a Saturn Sky. It was BEAUTIFUL!!!! He had it custom done just for me, silver with black and red leather seats and a drop top, problem….it was a standard!
It’s not that I can’t drive a stick, I just don’t want to. Seriously, how do you smack a kid in the back seat when you’re using both feet and hands to drive the darn car?!?! ALSO, after driving a big pickup, something that low to the ground and all that hands and feet crap just to drive it…all I could think of was dying in a fiery crash. As much as I resisted, he still thinks he knows best and that I’ll change. (Lord love em, what a Dope!)
So, 2 years later it was traded in, in pristine condition with just under 3,000 miles!!!! Lol. He bought me a Dodge pickup. (By then, I had discovered that the Saturn Sky did come in an automatic, he was just being a DUDE.)
He then found an old workhorse of a truck for himself and we didn’t need 2 of them so he got me the economy car I wanted, a Honda civic. It was a perfect world for a moment… (clay hated it every moment. It wasnt nice enough) He had a company car so I had the big F-350 for Farm needs and a 39 mpg scoot around until we got The Gus.
Gus is the big male great dane…so see the dilemma. Also, my shirt, totally me. It says: Perfect…ish.
Gus soon out grew my Civic and we quickly became a clown car, in fact I’m sure we caused a few wrecks by the rubber neckers. So Clay jumped on that right quick. Next, a GMC Terrain. Great an SUV! Within a year, that wasn’t nice enough so he bought me a brand new Ford F-350 with all the bells and whistles.
Happy Happy Happy but then he was giving up his work vehicle due to retiring soon so he was off and at it again. This time, frugal momma picks a used 2 year old Mitsubishi mirage with under 20,000 miles and 8 years of warranty left on it and only $7000 but what does he see? On the lot was a silver Saturn Sky! His ears stood straight up! He then begins to razz me.
Mockingly he says …You could have that but “Oh no, I’m in my 50’s and don’t want to learn anything anymore.”
“Ya” I said, ” You do realize that an automatic is a technological advancement from the original standard right? For pete’s sake Clay, I don’t want to go beat our clothes at the river with a stick either! Thanks, I’ll take the Mirage. hahaha