Friday, December 19, 2008

Ebenezer Scrooge was wrong

Who knew I was a power consumer. Years of comparison shopping, living within doable means and coupon clipping aside, I could have been, should have been living it up, embracing the Veruca Salt “I want it all and I want it now” lifestyle.

The bills are due, and I’m paying. Regardless.

I drive a Honda Accord, before that a Civic. Sturdy, middle-class, soccer Mom cars (regardless of cooling up my ride with nearly black-tinted windows, it’s not a sexy machine). I wanted a Mustang, a convertible Mustang. Not cherry red, that’s expected and desperate, maybe an emerald green. But with common-sense booming in my ears, I opted out and headed to the sensible shoes side of the showroom. With this mornings approved bailout of U.S. automakers, Ford got its hands in my pants after all.

My cozy, loft-like town house I’ve held in deed with Wells Fargo for eight years. Like me, it’s cute, warm and accomodating, if lacking some basics - no garage, no guest room. Had I not eschewed the boutique neighborhood bungalow or suburban McMansion I’d feel better taking it from behind from the banks.

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is my bailout plan. And a naked man with girth and cardio stamina.


Don said...

I wonder what you lack that's analogous to having no garage.

Emerald green Mudstain: Not a bad idea. Red, bad. A darkish green, good.

How d'you measure girth, I forget.

Miz UV said...

We've always bought cars and houses "below our means," which means we get to eat out whenever/wherever and buy little goodies as the mood strikes us. That's not everyone's way, but it works for me. I can't see driving a fancier car and having to skimp on restaurant meals or shooooooz. No fun. We have three Camrys now and no "lawyer" cars, LOL.

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

So you are a girth woman.

Fancy cars mean higher insurance and costly maintenance

Jodie Kash said...

@Don – Girth is not something to be measured. It just is.

@Paula – Oh no, "lawyer” cars get keyed or boot-stomped too often.

@Blue – Just so much one can do with length. Most garages can’t envelope a collegiate rowboat but there’s room for a Suburban.

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