Friday, July 11, 2008

the joys are brief, the disillusionment swift

One hundred dollars per day.

That's what the brand spanking new replacement cd player in my urban assault vehicle is costing me. Let's see, on Monday I paid $400 to have it replaced, on Friday morning it stopped working. Yup, the math is right.

At that price, I can buy my own marching band.

14 comments:

BeckEye said...

You could just stand in the dealership and sing loudly until they fix your radio.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's exactly what I'm doing, Beckeye, but it's getting sort of lonely and spooky here in this empty dealership at this time of night.

Allison said...

This is why I plan to never own a car. Geez, that's expensive. I hope they don't charge you anymore to get it fixed, again.

leazwell said...

It seems like you're in that "You'd have no luck if it weren't for bad luck" syndrome. It's got to make it difficult trying to negotiate during the stampede. A cowgirl without spurs just can't ride with confidence.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Trust me, Al, they will not charge me another penny. And I don't even have to go through the previous nonsense of having it ripped out while they order a new one. They're a bit scared of my fury right now.

At least I still have the radio and my trusted CBC to keep me company on the dusty trail this time, Leazwell.
And we try to avoid the Stampede crowds at all costs. The Spousal Unit even worked at home all last week rather than try to get downtown.

mister anchovy said...

I play a lot of CDs in the car! Tuffy's got my car right now, and if she hasn't changed the CD, Yves Lambert and Le Bébert Orchestra are blasting. I first heard them down in San Antonio last fall at the accordion festival. How funny for an Ontarian to go to Texas to hear a Quebecois band, eh?

Baron Von Justa said...

Please say I can play tuba.

URBAN BLONDE said...

Hell hath no fury like a WOMAN torn... from her music!

Give 'em Hell!

mellowlee said...

Jebuz!!! That reallly burns my toast! What brand of CD player is it Barb? I just mailed a parcel to you today. I hope your CD player is fixed by the time you get it! I added a wee goody I bought at the Van Art Gallery gift shop. I hope you enjoy it :O)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It is the Canadian way, Mister Anchovy. We need to discover ourselves in the US, it would seem.

It would not be a proper marching band without you on the tuba, Baron von Justa.

There was a considerable amount of fury hitting the fan, Urban Blonde. And hell came with me.

Ahhhhh, you're so sweet, Mel! Now I am all excited. I don't even know what kind of cd player it is - the kind they put in Nissans, I guess. But fear not, I have a gajillion other players around the house to listen to some Mel goodness. Thanks!

mellowlee said...

You're welcome :O) I wish I could see your reaction when you see the wee gifty. I hope it gets there soon. BTW, I forgot to mention; if you pay me 400$ I will come there for 4 days and sit in the passenger seat and sing to you. Don't waste your money on a marching band ;O)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's a deal, Mel! Hey it's a bargain at twice the price!

And I will take a picture of myself opening the parcel so that you can enjoy my astonished facial expression.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

$400 and no happy ending? Bummer.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Not even so much as an egg roll, Dr M.