Why are you tempting me this way?
Many years ago when I was a fresh faced Real Estate Agent! I had my heart set on a new car. I worked my little tush off earning money, and it was burning a hole in my pocket. The fact I was driving clients around in a pale blue Volkswagon bus was my motivation.
My Hubby offered to go with me to look at cars, because my knowledge of vehicles was a little less than his. We drove the half hour to Olympia, Washington from our small town, Montesano to look at several dealerships in search for the perfect vehicle for ME!
The first place we stopped was well-stocked with used vehicles. One Red Mercury caught my eye at the same time the salesman approached us. “She’s a beauty, isn’t she, sir?” he said. Hubby said, “Yes, it looks great, my wife is buying the car for her Real Estate business.”
“Sir, would you like to try it out? We can take it for a drive so you can see how it handles in city traffic.” Shirl looked at me and I nodded yes. He said to the salesman, which may have been retired military, “Yes, my wife would like to try it out.”
Mr. Salesman had us wait for him to go get the keys. While he was gone, we giggled a little at the fact that he didn’t talk to me, only to Shirl, my hubby. Back he hustled with the keys, which he handed to Shirl, and opened the front driver’s side door for him to enter. We looked at each other and smiled, and Shirl got behind the wheel.
Mr. Salesman then opened the rear door an “helped” me in the back seat. He then got in on the passenger side beside Shirl. Telling him all the features of the car. I asked a couple questions and he gave Shirl the answers. We drove around for a little while, and Shirl finally said, “This handles nice, but like we told you, my wife is the one buying the car, so maybe she should try it out, too.
“Yes, of course.” Mr. Salesman said, as he pulled over and parked. He helped me into the front drivers seat, and putting Shirl in the back seat. “Now Mrs. Colbath, this is the emergency brake, and you release it like this. You just pull the gear shift handle down to the “D” on the display, and you are good to go. The peddle on the left, next to the gas peddle is the brake. You should push it gently unless you need to stop very quickly. This car is very powerful so gently press the gas.”
I followed his instructions, both my husband and I barely keeping from cracking up. I have to admit, I had a great time giving Mr. Salesman the ride of his life all over Olympia. This was pre-seatbelts, and by the time I brought him back to the dealership, he was probably in need of a bathroom break, if it wasn’t too late.
We thanked him and went on our way.
Have a good day, and stay safe.
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Telling the truth should be second nature. I had a motto in my 30 years of Real Estate: Do the right thing because it’s right! People don’t always want to hear the truth, but it kept me out of trouble.
I love your blog, and this one cracked me up, a little. Thanks for posting.
Been there and done that! Hated every minute of it. I wish anyone had told me I could flavor the God-awful drink! But I am now healthy and have pictures!
This looks too good to pass up! I like rice, my hubby likes fried rice, and he makes it for me.
I am a noodle/pasta girl! These dishes look great. I have to be careful with the deep green veggies, but of course, love them.
This is good! It is something to think about. Thanks for posting.
I love to read poetry, but confess I do not always totally understand. I have no talent for it, except rhyming.
Interesting quote. S
Yes, there are some people that you can trust with your thoughts, and there are some people that you can keep as a friend but keep them at a distance. It’s like social media, fun to keep at a distance, but can be devastating if you share intimate thoughts.
I like these a lot more than the plain banana bread I made.
Wouldn’t this be wonderful? Instead of spending billions on arms to fight, spend it on ways to improve everyone’s lives making fighting unnecessary.
I love this thought so much, I stole it! Thanks.
I loved this story, and I too love happy endings and almost always have them in my books.
This is something to keep reminding myself.
What a soothing spot to sit and think! Lovely picture!
Oh! That looks like S” mores!
Too bad we couldn’t control our tongue better than is done on social media. Words can destroy the human spirit faster than sticks can break bones.
It took a second look to see the carving in the rocks. Beautiful with the color surrounding it.
Love, Love, Love Banana bread.
My cell phone is not a pipeline to the White House! The number to call is 1-202-456-1111 I think. However if you are in the 623 area code and you fail to dial the “1” in front of the number, you will get my cell phone.
I have to admit I am not the nicest person if you keep dialing the same number over an over expecting a different result. I am nice the first time, and okay the second time, but the third time you call, I can get down-right cranky.
During the last two or three occupations of the White House I tried to get them to change their number, and you can see my results! During one of the Bush’s terms, I got so many calls that I sent an email to Kent Dana venting. The next thing I knew, I was on TV! I thought it was a joke so I didn’t tell anyone I was going to be interviewed. After the interview, my Dawta called me and said, “Mom, what the heck is going on? My friend called me at 3:00 am telling me my Mother was on TV!” My 15 minutes of fame was short lived and it was back to work making a living.
If anyone is reading my blog from the White House, (LOL) the people calling this week want better representation for the poorer communities for access to vaccinations.
I find it a little amusing that anyone thinks if they call this number, the President will pick up the phone. If Joe is waiting for a call, I know someone that wants to re-home a lively cat.
Y’all have a good day and stay safe.
How beautiful! I can imagine tea and cakes will taste wonderful in this atmosphere.
I think you are onto something. It is the only way, they will not give up without a fight!
I think about almost everything I buy, weighing the cost vs the value. Those of us that have been poor will generally do that. As an author, I always think about someone stealing ideas, but unless they steal my manuscript it won’t be my story, just a carbon copy and not the original.
I love Pizza, but store-bought? I make home-made for the family as Christmas Dinner.
This blog bears repeating all over the web! It is so sad to see so many people trapped in that mindset so much that they will go to war to prove it is right.
I love the lore of old Brittany and the illustrations are scary and fun to see.
Today is a good day! I got up early, and rowed off 27 calories on my rowing machine!
I am getting ready to color my hair Red! Not necessarily in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, but because I love the color, and I can. Kelly Clarkston says if your day isn’t great, “Just change it!”
Kindle has decided that I really am the author of my book “The Spirited One” after 6 emails and one answer telling them I published it in 2019 so they will have to be more specific of why I can’t change the price. It is live now.
BTW, you may think it is a paranormal book, when you look at the cover, you would be wrong. It is about a spirit that helps people when they need it, and when they either give it up or have passed away, can be given to someone else that needs it. It is a love story, a story about strength in adversity, a story about defeating evil, and the good sometimes winning in the end and sometimes not! I love the main character Jena, and rooted for her as I was writing. here is the cover so you won’t forget it.
I am also going to work on a craft project if I get everything else done. Wish me the luck of the Irish!
Have a great day and stay safe, wear a mask if you are around people even if you are vaccinated!
This is so true! Only the brave recall their dreams and look at them in the cold light of day.
I would try this, it looks interesting.
So what time will you be at my house to cook this?