A Brief Thought for Monday

Sometime in the future, I’d like to walk into a car dealership wearing my typical getup and announce that I to buy a car. It’s important that I wear what I usually do for this, because I want to see the look on the dealer’s face when he goes to check my credit. More precisely, I want to watch his face go from swarmy grin to a look of sheer confusion and terror as he realizes that the person sitting across from him (That’s me), who looks like he couldn’t land a job at McDonald’s, has good enough credit to not only buy a car, but the entire flippin’ dealership, if he were so inclined.



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    • Anonymous on May 20, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Oh my, what got you so upset?

    • emptyeye on May 20, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Believe it or not, nothing at all! I’m just thinking back to a story my former neighbor (Tony) told years ago where he did more or less the same thing. I don’t know if it was precisely what he was going for or not, but the dealer supposedly told him “Are you *&^*#ing me?!” when he checked Tony’s credit and found it to be in the top percentile in the entire country.

    Speaking of which, I should probably check my credit report sometime soon. I hope it’s as good as Vegeta’s (Even if his understanding of mathematical ranges needs some work).

    • Anonymous on May 21, 2008 at 8:10 am

    OK. Maybe your former neighbor did that when he certainly (shall we say) wasn’t dehydrated.

    • James on May 21, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I bet unless you go to a really shady car dealership place, they’d probably treat you fairly well no matter what. A friend I had who worked in a dealership mentioned that they tend to focus more on how well-spoken you (a sign of being educated) than how you dress when assessing a possible sale. Also what kind of cars you’re looking for; if you’re hunting for say a Ford Taurus, it’s no where as suspicious as if you were looking at Hummers.

    Plus at this point, with our awful economy they’d be happy to sell you a pencil!

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