Welcome to Not Me! Monday! Car Shopping Edition! Not Me! Monday was created by MckMama, you can head over to her blog to see what she and everyone else have NOT been doing this week.
I did NOT borrow a Durango from a friend while my van was in the shop. As I am used to my sweet mini-van, I was NOT freaked out by the very loud off-road tires. Very, very loud. I did NOT end up calling my friend to make sure I was not destroying the vehicle, since I was freaked out about the sounds that I was not used to.
I did NOT have the brilliant idea to bring along a portable DVD player while car shopping so that Marty could sit with the kids and they could watch a movie while I looked at vans. It did NOT work like a charm.
I did NOT decide to earn some cool mommy points by letting the kids watch the movie on the way home. I did NOT start to freak out royally when I heard the borrowed SUV start to make some holy-crayola-the-engine-is-breaking noises, and actually panic about how I was going to break it to my friends that I broke their SUV and would be returning it on a tow truck. I did NOT feel a little foolish when I realized that the kids were watching a John Deere Tractor movie, and they had talking about antique tractors and all I heard was the chugging and puffing of the antique tractor, not the Durango.
I did NOT at one point decide to let the kids have drive-thru dinner in the Durango because there was no other way. I did NOT threaten them within an inch of their lives to keep everything neat and tidy. And I most certainly did NOT dump my super-sized root beer straight out of the cup holder and onto the floor under my feet, and have to pull over to retrieve it. There is NO WAY I would do such a careless thing in someone else's car! (And I did NOT shampoo the rug to get it all clean, too. Don't worry!)
I have NOT felt the need to smack a few car salesman upside their heads this last week. And I was certainly NOT thisclose to actually cussing one particular gentleman out yesterday, after the price of a van I was ready to purchase suddenly jumped two thousand dollars. I would NEVER be so angry that I would lose my cool like that, especially in front of my father. (Who probably wouldn't have minded a few choice words at all, considering what had happened.)
I do NOT think that Internet car shopping is freaking awesome. And I absolutely LOVE taking the Internet info and actually seeing the vehicle. I mean, there are NEVER discrepancies, EVER! And I am NOT extremely frustrated by car salesman who lie outright and aren't really good at it. I am NOT an educated shopper who knows about the vehicles, and will call you out if you tell me you own a particular model that doesn't exist.
I am NOT sick and tired of trying to buy a new van, and want this to be over with. I am NOT trying desperately to learn what the lesson God wants me to get out of this, so we can just be done!
What did you NOT do this week?