FOUNDED: February 9, 2001
|02-04-2012, 10:18 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleaning my Thompson in The Foothills of the Ozark Mountains
Car Shopping Today
A day with my wife van shopping.....
Stopped by Sinclair Ford this morning , "just to look"..... at the Ford Transit.
Finally got home about 4:30, both tired, hungry & cranky..
without her old Town & Country.
But their were a few lighter moments in the day.
I mentioned something to the effect that the Transit was not
made in the USA.
The salesman Charlie, really a nice guy, said something about it being made in "Europe", to which I replied that it is made in Turkey, with the engine made in Spain.
Charlie admitted, oh.. that's the Middle East isn't it ?....
Terri, Charlie's asst. with me in the back seat, took it for a ride to Il.
so Terri could do a test drive.
Once she put in reverse and the back-up camera magically appeared in the rearview mirror, I knew it was over.
Sitting in the back seat, looking up at the large amount of head room,
I thought of the comedian David Chappelle & his Blind Black Man White Supremist skit and said...
"Wow... ... you could wear your white pointy hood in this unit and not bend the top. "... dead silence..
Back at the dealership... I said jokingly
"Since this van is made by Muslims... I'll have to lock a "Ham Sandwich" in it for 24 hours to ward off the evil spirits.....
again dead silence...
While waiting for Terri to do the paperwork.. salesman says
"Monday, when you bring in the title & spare keys, don't forget the back seats" .... without thinking I said "Sure".
Then I started thinking.... "we kept the spare seats to her 1st van in the garage... What the hell did I do with these ??? "
Damn Altzheimer... I cannot remember...
Dawned on me... ... "they fold up into the floor... you moron"...
So Monday, to get even with the salesman,
when he asks how we like it, I'm gonna answer...
"Not wild about that "New Camel" smell...
Gives me 'Flash Backs" of the old Dromedary House
at the St. Louis ZOO.
If you think I'm making any of this up... just ask my wife.
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