Thursday, April 26, 2007

Soap Opera Day

I love him. I hate him. I want to be rid of him. I miss him. I can't get by without him. Maybe I can make this relationship work out a little bit longer.

Or her. Maybe I'm supposed to say that I can't get by without her.

I'm of course talking about my car.

Who did you think I meant?

I used to be so in love with my car. This was the only car that I ever totally paid for by myself. I got a job, I saved some money for a down payment, and I made all the monthly payments after that. Sure, my husband's name is probably on the title too, but I bought this car all by myself.

Most of my other cars were cars that some other relative didn't want anymore and I bought cheap from them. Or the used car that my parents gave me when I first learned to drive. Or a car that my husband bought that I drove sometimes too.

So this was my favorite car to drive around in. I loved this car when I first got it. And except for recently, it hasn't been a bad car. Now I don't even know if I still want the thing. On the one hand, I don't want to spend much more money getting the thing fixed. On the other hand, I'm not quite ready to commit to buying another car either.

What am I to do?

My life is such a soap opera.


Tara said...

This car I have now is also the first car I've ever picked out and paid with myself. I'm almost done paying it off, and my drama/soap opera is trying to decide on whether I want to keep the thing I've invested in for so long, or get a brand new car that has never been used. The car has new brakes, a new muffler, battery and some other new bits and pieces. If I get the dent taken out, it'll be pretty nice. I just don't know.

laughingattheslut said...

Sounds bad to say this, but I'm glad it's not just me.

Tara said...

No, I know what you mean. It's all one big dilemma, and you're not alone.

evil-e said...

I am on my second new car. It was difficult letting go of my first girl, we had a ten year relationship and she was very good to me. I had to trade her in for something younger and newer and she seemed to be OK with it. But I still have the memories.

Best thing I could tell you is this, when the maintenance starts becoming the second coming of a car payment then you might want to consider going new. At least the payments will be for something that you can rely on.