Coupons, Cars and Feeling Faint

Let's jump right in and get caught up, shall we?

It's been a craptacular week here in the holler. I've been feelin' kinda puny, but trying to soldier on through the fog and get things accomplished. It's been a week of the freaky fevers, the cold chills and general malaise, but I had the brand new experience of damned near passing out while sitting at my desk.

I'm gonna need for that to never happen again. I didn't like it one bit. No. Sir. Ree.

I can see getting the head spinning, fading fast feeling after say... running a marathon or slaying dragons but seriously? Sitting?

Not too cool.


Remember the car dealership from last weekend? Well... the salesman called my cell phone Wednesday night and left a message for me to call him. He said he had some good news for me. I ignored it. Then yesterday morning I had a missed call, also from the dealership. I keep my cellphone ringer off while I'm at work, lest I be the one they decide to make an example of if it goes off.

So anyways... then he calls me at work. He's all "Oh HI!" and tells me he called the Amazon and woke her up, he even injected a little "bless her heart" and proceeded to tell me they had some good news about the SUV she test drove. After he finished feeding me his bullshit trying to lure us back in, I told him that to be perfectly honest, I didn't like the way they did business, that I felt that they were manipulative and dishonest and we weren't interested in doing business with them.

I may or may not have actually been that polite. I think I even called him a lying son of a something or another... whatever... point being that I told him not to call me again.

I went home at lunch and told the Amazon what had happened and found out that she'd already told him she wasn't interested in buying a car at all right now, which just pissed me off all over again... but I let it slide.

But then?


Tanya, the loan flunky, called both our cellphones and left messages for us while, luckily for us all, the Frog Pond Holler cell tower happened to be down. I say luckily because if I'd gotten that call while I was still at work and used that word that sounds alot like "ducking" and inserted a few "morons" and "idiots" in there as well, I probably would have gotten fired for a whole list of crap other than just using my cellphone on company time.

The Amazon has seen the light and decided to wait a while before car shopping again. She's going to squirrel away a little more to put down so I've got some time to recover from this last ordeal before we start over again.

Moving on...

I went triple coupon grocery shopping this morning. I saved almost $30 and got a few things for free by combining coupons with sale items. I know it's all in my head, but after I get home and go over the receipt, I feel like, in some small way, I'm beating the system.

Hang in there ya'll. Try to stay positive and find the bright side.. and all that jazz. Remember, the sun is always shining behind the clouds.

Later Taters!


kenju said...

Saving $30 is great, Mahala. I saved $27 the last time I went, but I don't do it that often.

I went car shopping today with someone who was a very tough negotiator and got her way - but they required her to put down $3k in order to get a good deal on the price. The more your daughter has to put down the better off she'll be. Tell her I said good luck.

Significant Snail said...

I'm glad you got a reprieve from car shopping. Shoot, you just bought Jolene this past year and that was torture enough! My daughter wants to buy a car this summer...not looking forward to it at all...

Marilyn said...

I'm glad you didn't pass out and fall out of your chair and hit your head and die :)

BetteJo said...

You are certainly much closer to beating the system than those of us who never ever remember to use coupons!

Anonymous said...

Bless his heart, he is to stupid to understand that NO means NO!


Wildhair said...

Bah! I've been victimized by pushy car salesmen. I realize it's their job to sell cars, but I often wonder if they are mashochists and enjoy being cussed out.

Coupons. I have to start using them now that I have made a healthy lifestyle change. One thing I find so irritating is that eating healthy costs a little more. Wheat tortillas, pasta etc, cost more. Bastids!

Tori Lennox said...

If they call again, I think I'd tell them you're going to have the cops on them for harassment if they don't stop calling.

Debbie said...

Car dealerships make me nervous. I can't stand them.
I came over from Marilyn's.