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You kids! Get off my lawn! [Mar. 30th, 2010|04:37 pm]
terribleturnip
So, I'm test driving yet another car today:

Uh, hon, the low fuel light is on.
Oh, don't worry about it, these cars are really stingy with gas, we can go 20 miles on low fuel.
Yeah, but, I've had some really bad experiences lately...

But he was right, and we were fine, which was good, because I really needed to break the pattern of heinous luck I've had lately. And that's probably why I wound up buying it. Okay, I'm not THAT desperate. It also happened to be one of the models I was looking for, only 4 years old and low mileage. In my price range. But also, its ability to cruise with ease and not STRAND me when the low fuel light comes on, was also a plus.

Of course my salesman was all of about 16...no, he has a younger brother who's fifteen, and he told me that recently he was explaining a "mix tape" to his brother and how you used to have to hit pause and record, and rewind it with a pencil. And that's when I realized, I remember learning how to SPLICE reel to reel tape. And our last 8 track cassette: Buffy St. Marie.

And then, I get back here to work and a colleague comes over to get contact information and I start flipping through my rolodex and he says "Omigod, you actually still use a physical rolodex!" And he's older than I am. I'm sorry, but I also make a lot of notes in my rolodex and it includes all sorts of info that just does NOT fit in Contacts. Plus, when the network is down...I can still do business. Or, I hide my rolodex and goof off with everyone else.

And then, I'm reviewing someone's resume, and looking at their work experience, I think, whew, this one's a geezer! Until I get to "Education" and look at his graduation date and think...oh. I'm a Geezer, too.

I'm just going to use this here cane to shuffle over to my rocking chair....
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-03-30 10:13 pm (UTC)
You can put your teeeth in the glass on the dresser...
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2010-03-30 10:44 pm (UTC)
And congrats on the new-to-you...
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2010-03-30 10:53 pm (UTC)
Was the salesman at least a bit of jail-bait eyecandy?

Congrats on the new wheels.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2010-03-31 01:48 am (UTC)
congrats on the wheels! so what was the car??

do you remember having to wind/re-wind your cassette tapes around a six-sided pencil if the tape came out, or if the tape was wound too tight? that was annoying.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2010-03-31 12:01 pm (UTC)
Ford Focus Wagon -- good reliability, greyhound shaped cargo space.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2010-03-31 01:36 pm (UTC)
very nice!! they obviously advertise greyhound shaped cargo space to their niche market. :)
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[User Picture]From: dreamtigress
2010-03-31 02:38 am (UTC)
Yay for you new ride !

I still have many of my mix tapes. And I own stereos specifically to be able to play vinyl and cassettes.
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[User Picture]From: giantsloth
2010-03-31 12:45 pm (UTC)
What's that? You're going to have to SPEAK UP. Let me get my ear trumpet ... ah, yes.

Hooray for greyhound-shaped cargo spaces. And for mix tapes!
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