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Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Everything Shiny And New Isn't Always For You"

Yesterday, I took my car into the dealership for some transmission issues. This wasn't how I had intended to spend my Saturday afternoon but I really didn't have much of a choice in the matter. Anyway, a salesman approached me and asked whether I'd like to test drive a new car. And I replied that I'm not in the market for a new car as my car still had a ways to go before I had to make that determination. Nevertheless, the salesman was very adamant that I at least test drive the car and that it wouldn't hurt to do so. When I got into the car, everything was shiny and new: the smell of leather seats, moon roof, keyless entry, nice CD disc changer, place for my iPod, etc.

I took the car out for a spin and while I really enjoyed the new features and the way it handled on the road, I couldn't bring myself to signing on the dotted line. It was a no money down, zero percent interest and quite enticing. But as I sat in the salesman's office, I looked him in the eyes and told him, I can't live in this new car, it can't pay my bills and I have student loans to pay for. He nodded his head and acknowledged where I was coming from. So, although the car was shiny and new, it wasn't for me to take home yesterday. But as the salesman told me that for every "no" he gets, he'll get one "yes"...and I wished him the best as I went to the waiting room, sat and waited for my own car to be serviced.

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