Nothing I Can Do About it Now

May 21, 2007

Damn You, New Mexico!

Filed under: new car — dregina @ 1:57 pm

So. David, The Best Car Salesmen I Have Ever Bought a Car From, But Let’s Be Honest Here, That Bar Was Set As Low As It Could Fucking Go By The Only Other Guy To Ever Sell Me A Car, called this morning to give me my weekly update on my new car and its travails travels*.

Yes, that’s right. When you buy a car on backorder from Howdy Honda they call you once a week to tell you how things are progressing. And if that right there doesn’t convince you to move to Texas, then you haven’t tried our Queso.

First I got the thrillingly international message that “Your car is in Naha, Okinawa, and is ready to be shipped.” That was the day I learned my new VIN number. That was also the day Cristian called me excessive. Just because I called him up at work to read him the VIN over the phone. Isn’t it sad that Cristian doesn’t know how to be happy?

Then, about two weeks later, came the reassuringly domestic message that, “The Fit has arrived in San Franciso, and will proceed from there to Houston, and then to Austin. We expect it to arrive the weekend of the 19th.” Cue Living in America!

All of this led up to the most recent, and crappiest, message. The Fit is currently, mysteriously, “held up” in New Mexico.  What the fuck, New Mexico? Give me my car, you peyote-eaters!

This is important only because Georgio is kaput, and I am carless.

Real Live Conversation From This Weekend

Dana: Cristian, I am going for my run now. I am not taking my wallet or my keys, so it is very, very important that if you go anywhere that you leave the door unlocked. Otherwise I won’t be able to get back in.

Cristian: Don’t lock the door. Got it.

1 hour later

Dana: Beats sweaty fists uselessly against locked door. Kicks door. Shakes fist at sky.

The I Couldn’t Say It Better Myself Department

…if there’s anything I would hope that people who are getting married would take away, it is that they should think twice before feeling that they are culturally obliged to participate in practices and rituals that have no meaning for themselves — and really only mean a paycheck for the people who are selling them stuff.


*Travails = old car

  Travels = new car



  1. It does feel good to read that Salon article as a woman who got married in the Pine County, Minnesota courthouse, in under two minutes, with only 7 other people present, including the groom and the officiant, wearing a brown dress purchased at a department store called Younker’s and carrying a bouquet purchased at a roadside flower stand.

    Comment by joynmsu — May 21, 2007 @ 2:31 pm

  2. Joy –
    You deprived the wedding industry of their standard take. Good Job!

    Comment by dregina — May 21, 2007 @ 3:08 pm

  3. Is that Barton Springs pool in your masthead?


    Comment by Joy — May 22, 2007 @ 8:18 am

  4. hey this blog is looking good.

    Comment by p$ — May 22, 2007 @ 6:49 pm

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