A Driving Force

Sunday, February 01, 2009 Posted In , , Edit This 11 Comments »
The pressure got to me. It got to MM too. We should have been honest with ourselves months ago. Admitting we have a problem was the first step. We realised that we can no longer go on like everything is normal. Because it's not normal. It just isn't. We know that now. So, we have decided to improve our lives and... buy a SECOND CAR!

Once we discussed our chronic car deprivation with a qualified Vehicle Procurement Counselor, I began to understand why people need three or more cars per family.

You need a bus that will fit the whole tribe and will handle sticky fingerprints, spilt soda, dried up french fries and snot. Then you need a pretty car to show off in, ("Look at me all you poor people who can't afford a Lexus/BMW/Benz/Corvette!") and one piece of junk for hubby to take to work.

I know that now. It just took a while for me to let go of my antiquated, "Saving the planet whilst saving money", mentality.

I know I can do it. With determination and complete disregard for the hydrocarbon emissions I will be contributing to our breathable air... I too can be blasting down the freeway in an overpriced gas guzzler that will devalue 160% before I drive it off the lot.

We've taken the first step. I know it will get increasingly harder until we get that shiny metal leech in our garage.

Please be supportive as we go through this difficult transition from a one car family to a two car environmental disaster. As the immortal Boyz II Men sang, "It's so hard... to say goodbye... to yesterday..."


11 brilliant observations:

honeypiehorse said...

Big families need big cars, it's a sad fact of life. The fault lies with the car companies tht have deliberately not improved gas mileage since, like, the 40s. Fortunately, a few of the car companies have finally wised up and offer big cars that need less gas. And you can always buy carbon offsets. . . that's what we do for our gas guzzling Volvo.

Kristina P. said...

Listen, I am all for destroying the earth, so I support you and your carbon emission producing decision.

Lissaloo said...

We have been super lucky so far, I get the child driving car/dumb old mini-van, & the hubby rides his bike to school/work. We keep teasing the kids though that we are gonna get one of those tiny little electric cars then we will just stack them all in the back ;)

Machen family said...

so what's it going to be? I hope for your sake it's a Jaguar, because when I look at your picture it's oozing classy lady.

rachel said...

See now I consider us a one and a half car family. My husband's second wife, uh, er, beloved old jeep may be transportation, but I'm pretty sure that he is single handedly helping with the complete disregard to carbon
emissions. On the upside, I can always hear him coming home five minutes before he actually gets to our street...it's helpful really.

Annie Valentine said...

Welcome, Oh Lost Soul of the Highway! And hey, you're so much smarter than the rest of us. There was NEVER a BETTER TIME TO BUY than right now. The car dealerships will probably offer to remodel your kitchen if you'll just take one of those hunks of rusting metal off the lot for them.

Barbaloot said...

I feel like I should be sending condolensces...then I realize you're getting a new car and that's SO fun!!!

Test drive like there's no tomorrow---cuz you finally have an excuse:)

Debbie said...

A girl's gotta get around! Be happy with your choice.

rychelle said...

c'mon, get a smart car. sure, you won't be able to fit any kids in there, but you'll look like you're driving around in a cartoon all the time. FUN!

Kristina P. said...

R Max, where have you been? Are you doing OK? You and your funny, witty posts have been missed!

honeypiehorse said...

Did you find a car yet?