When purchasing a car, I have but one measly request pertaining to the color: No white. Now that I have mentioned this, I am sure you know exactly where this post is going.
Dean went car shopping yesterday and I couldn’t go instead of him because he was setting up the payments through the military allotment system and I don’t get to touch that stuff. Since I couldn’t go, I had him call me from the dealership, which was about an hour away in Belleview.
The first time he calls, he is trying to sell me on some piece of shit. I tell him, “hell no.. over my dead body are you buying that piece of shit. Call me back when you have something better.” An hour or so later, he calls me back with two options.
One option is a brand new Grand Caravan that is a pretty good color but doesn’t have any of the special perks like the stow and go seats or any crazy cool shit that could come on a car. It’s just a car. “Okay… what’s the other one?” I ask.
“Kyra, this thing is insane. It’s fully loaded and has every single option you can have on it… DVD, power everything… stow and go… 6 disc CD changer… it’s fucking awesome. There is only one, small, issue.”
“Oh, yeah? What’s that?” I enquire.
“It’s white.” he says.
At first, there was dead silence. Then, I burst out laughing. I asked if he was serious or if he was shitting me and, as it turned out, he wasn’t joking. I had a cow. I HATE white cars… especially mini vans. HATE HATE HATE them. I think they look ridiculous and Dean is fully aware of this having car shopped with me in the past. What I found so hilarious was this:
Right before Dean left, I joked with him: “Watch… you’ll find our dream car and the motherfucker will be white”.
So, Dean tells me I have to make a decision. I ask to talk to Tyler, the salesman. I tell him that I hate that it’s white and he tries to tell me how it looks fantastic and the white is no issue whatsoever considering all the shit that it comes with.
Bullshit! It’s fucking WHITE! This means that we’ll be driving around for the next five years in something that closely resembles a fucking Storm Trooper. Plus, it’s a mini van so it’s liable to look like a goddamned ambulance or something. I pray that the fucking car is just “sort of” white and isn’t like, “wedding dress” white. On top of that, it’s expensive. If I choose the bad ass Storm Trooper car, I’ll be paying $32,000 for a car that is great so long as you don’t look at it.
Maybe it’s because I’m a woman or maybe it’s the huge commitment… I dunno. But the white thing really bugs me. But, I have a decision to make: Do I buy a car that’s not as cool because I like the color or do I buy the Storm Trooper and enjoy all the perks even though I hate that it looks like a refrigerator on wheels? Do I pay less for the car of great color and fore-go all the cool shit, like the swiveling seats and the DVD player that shoots down from the ceiling? What do I do, what do I do???
In the end…. I chose this:
I figure I can always have it painted.