There’s this ad getting an extraordinary amount of airtime at the moment and which, according to the people pushing the vehicles is causing those watching, who had never considered driving the vehicle to come and give it a go. It’s almost like the bell and Pavlov’s dog, such is the nature of the movement developing and the frequency of test drives they are undertaking.
The Artist and I were watching some crim tv (refer to yesterday’s post) and the ad interrupted my viewing pleasure. The Artist commented how that particular version was now targeting children and he wasn’t quite sure that was sitting right with him. The Artist and I are not one to ignore a trend. We can’t help ourselves. A second later he looked me dead in the eye and said “Maybe you should buy a Beep”. He kept saying this on repeat until I threatened to do to him what the psycho killer on Criminal Minds was doing to his victims.
Now in addition to not ignoring a trend, I am also not one to ignore a gift horse and promised to sort out the situation this week by testing the vehicle and examining some other options.
I had planned an appointment solo this afternoon but due to our torrential rain situation I had both Miss10 and Miss14 in tow. I successfully drove the vehicle. It was a monster of a thing. Considering my usual mode of transport being a small hatch type, I felt like GI Jane driving a Sherman tank.
I promised to let the lovely Joel from the dealership know my thoughts once I had examined all other options – I am honest to a fault – even with car dealers – which is why I am not allowed to negotiate the deal. I was told to just go, drive the vehicle, assess the driving situation, report back and hand over the rest of all dealings to The Artist.
Now I’ve been feeling quite good about the whole thing, up until about ten minutes ago when Miss10 came to ask me whether I enjoyed driving the car. I commented that indeed I did at which point she mentioned that the whole thing was quote “a bit rough”. I didn’t find it rough,assuming she was referring to the car. To clarify she said “Didn’t you see the guy holding onto his window?” Well, no, I did not because I was watching the road from my perch up high on the drivers side. Miss10 assured me he was, and not in the way that some people do when they sit in the car and lean on the window. Apparently more in the way of someone who is slightly terrified.
Sometimes Miss10 can push the truth slightly so I posed the question to Miss14 who whilst still perusing Facebook, non-chalently said “yeah mom, he was clinging to his window”. Miss 10 then said that they were getting thrown around in the back of the car – despite the fact that they had seatbelts on. Well I have never!
I’m calling bullshit on that one. No-one said a word and he seemed perfectly fine when I dropped him off. He did kind of do a run trot thing to get back inside, not looking back and leaving the vehicle blocking the drive. I’m sure that’s how they roll there.
Hmmmm. I hope word doesn’t get round – got a few more places to drop in to before the weekend.
Love and light.
Linking up today with #TeamIBOT over at Essentially Jess