Things are good.
Biggest news is I got a new car finally. Got it last Wednesday, but like everything in my life it seems, it didn't come without some hassle;
here's the story, equal parts WTF, dramatic and funny.
Monday I went and filled out all the paperwork. The car was in, but it still needed all the accessories (ground effects, rear lip spoiler, alarm, etc...) put on. So no point in taking the car home if only to have to bring it back to have the accessories put on the next day. So I left the car and they said they would have all the extras put on by noon on Tuesday.
Well... Tuesday noon rolls around and the dealer calls. It won't be ready until 5 now. So I wait, excited to be getting my new car. 5:30 hits and another phone call. Still working on the alarm system and it'll be ready for sure by noon on Wednesday. Hmmpf. I've already waited a month so what's another day?
Wednesday 12:30 and I get a call from the dealership. They will be on their way shortly to drop my car off at work. Hooray.
So I meet them outside. The salesperson arrives in my car and another shop guy arrives in another car so the salesperson can have a lift back. I'm looking over the car to make sure everything's cool, asking questions. I ask if the alarm is good. The shop guys says yeah. I ask if it's loud and the shop guy says he'll bump into the car to set the alarm off. So mind you this kid is pretty hefty. He throws his body into the side of my car to set the alarm off and... proceeds to PUT A DENT IN THE SIDE OF THE CAR! The look on the kids face was priceless - ever seen anybody turn white?!!! He was apologetic but come on... common sense you know. The salesperson was apologetic as well.
So I just look at the 2 of them and I'm possibly the maddest I've ever been in my life. I order them to take the "car back to the dealership, do whatever it takes to get the dent out TODAY and have it back to me by 5pm or I will be ordering the exact same new car but with the $1700+ navigation system at THEIR cost!" I was so pissed off.
I hadn't even driven
my new car yet alone sat in it and here I am having a dent taken out of it already.
I head back into work and I calm down a bit later enough to actually start laughing about the situation.
So at 4:15 the dealership brings the car back, the same salesperson and a new guy (who was instructed to wait in the car). I have my buddy from work who I told the story to come out to have a look. I figure if he sees even a trace of a dent back it goes. We both look at it. The dent is not even noticeable. I was impressed by how they removed it. I got a written description of what happened and they warrantied it for 6 months on top of the usual warranty. The sales person was again very apologetic and mentioned/joked that as soon as that hefty shop guy got back and had to explain the situation... they sent him for (get this...) a drug test!!! (LOL)
I wish I could make this shit up but nope the oddest things always happen to me.
So Wednesday I got my car after all that. Drive it home. It's awesome. I love it!
Friday I got it out on the e-way for a good spin and that things got speed.
Been watching my lead foot and haven't gotten it above 80mph but really want to go out on some country round somewhere and let it fly.
Time for some road trips too :)
More stuff later. Plenty to write about.
Check out the artwork of Leon Ryan. AWESOME!