Monday, July 14, 2008

Is it Monday already??

I have decided that I know what I hate most in life (and hate is a pretty strong word I don't use often)....CAR SHOPPING! As you know, DD turns 16 NEXT wednesday..yep you got it...9 days. Now she hasn't been promised a car for her birthday, but that is our goal. We have been scouring the GOOD used car dealerships, major dealerships, Craigs List, etc. Yesterday, DH and I went to 14, count 'em, 14 dealerships and have yet to find her a car. And I want something cute, and preppy, and sporty, something that fits her. I really don't think I am going to find THE car. Used cars are generally to high in mileage or priced high enough with low mileage that we ought to go ahead and buy her a new car. I AM FRUSTRATED. And DH works M-S and most dealerships are closed on Sunday. I keep score for a summer co-rec softball league at when are we supposed to find this car? Plus daddy has his surgery (if it actually gets scheduled this time...long story, won't go into it...but needless to say, if it doesn't happen this Monday, a certain hospital and a certain surgeon will be hearing from an irate female!!) on Monday. Needless to say, I am developing the migraine headache from hades!! Dealers are supposed to be calling me back...haven't we all figured out by now, the ones you need to call don't call, and the ones you don't want to hear from call all the time, even when you tell them you are not interested????

So enough about all that...someone sent me this cartoon, and how true it is...

From 1990-2008

and kind of along the same theme, a dear friend sent me this email on comments made in the year 1955! That may seem like a lifetime to some of my younger readers, but dears, that is only 53 years ago (and NO I WAS NOT BORN THEN!)

'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00.'

'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2, 000.00 will only buy a used one.' (Now this one I am relating to right now!)

'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.'

'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?'

'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.'

'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.' (I remember gas actually hitting a low of 69 cents after my senior year of college...and I do remember gas being under $2 just a few short years ago)

'Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.'

'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL of DAMN in it.' (If only that is what they said today)

'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas '

'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.' (Don't you just wish you made what some pro athletes make in a week???)

'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.'

'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.'

'It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.'

'Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.'

'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.'

'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress.' (Don't we all still wonder that...especially this election year?)

'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.' ( go back to an original drive-in :::sigh:::, I guess Sonic will have to do when I can find we don't have a sonic)

'There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel.'

'No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for my blood.'

'If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.' (I think I'll mention this one to my hair stylist on Friday!!)

Quote of the Day

(to hopefully get me in a better mood)

That beautiful season the Summer!

Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;

and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1 comment:

joan said...

Good luck with the car buying, I know it can be stressful. Those are funny. Have a great week!!