Anyways, Shawn and I got another one of those mailers in the mail the other day. We were driving by the dealership that the promo was for and though, "Eh, what the heck." So we took our key in to see if it unlocked the winning car. We drive up and there's a crap load of salesmen just waiting to pounce. So I park - and the absolute first thing I do when I get out of my car? Let out a big old, "Oh shit." Because I had managed to lock my keys in my car. Seriously? That may be one of the 5 worst places to lock your keys in your car, because you can't run away from the crazy, obsessive car salesmen. That was awesome. The car salesman however, was absolutely beaming - naturally. We tell him that we're there for the food and the prize. He goes off on his spiel about our cars, and what our payment is, and yadda yadda yadda. We have actually been talking about selling my car to lower our payment... So we figured since we didn't have the winning key and had no where else to go, we may as well look around. As soon as we told him we were interested in looking around, he told us that they could unlock my door for me. Sneaky jackwagon.
So we look at a bunch of bigger SUV type cars - because I was sort of tired of sedans. I made it very clear to the dude that we wouldn't be walking away with a car, we were just interested in seeing what the prices were like and what our options were. He slyly got me to test drive a car that I actually sort of liked. Can anyone guess where this is going?
Long story short(er) - meet our new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Yeah. I know. Rash, right? I had some mega separation anxiety from my precious Cobalt. I was seconds away from down right having a mental breakdown because I was never going to be able to drive the 'balt again. That, and any sort of major change like that sends me into a downright tizzy. I wanted to slap the silly grin right off the salesman's face. I was kind of annoyed that he won.
I really actually love the Jeep. Although I lost my XM Radio and my IPod plug (*tear*) I have gained way more features in this baby. Like, oh, power locks and windows. Cruise control. Sun roof. 4-Wheel drive. Heated freaking seats. And my favorite part? I get the little button on my key that locks my car and beeps. I feel like an absolute superstar when I press that. (Mostly because I've always had to pretend that my car was cool enough to beep, and make the beeping noise myself.)
So now Shawn and I are ballin' around in a sweet Jeep. Sure it was totally random - but we both feel really good about it. (And that may or may not be because my car was starting to make some weird ass noises.) And now we can say, "Hey, remember that one time we bought a Jeep?" I'm not a very spontaneous person, so even though this purchase about gave me an ulcer - I'm really happy about it. So if you have pleasant Jeep stories to tell. Please do. I've never once in my life owned a Jeep. Or any type of SUV for that matter. So positive feedback would help calm my ever-present worry that this Jeep is going to crap out prematurely. (The car salesman had all sorts of good things to say about Jeeps. But, well, he's a car salesman. He'd have good things to say about a big piece of dog turd, if it meant a paycheck. So that's sort of a mute point.)
Oh. And the even better news? We may or may not be picking up the cutest dang furball addition to our family this next Saturday. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Life is good.
*By the way, we totally won our prize. A gift card to Wal Mart. Oh yeah.