Friday, November 14, 2014

Hitting the Bong

A few weeks ago Pierce and I went to test drive some used cars (for the second time), with the idea that I was ready to buy one.  My minivan, which had tormented me with breakdowns since I bought it used in 2009, was on the last leg.  It's a shame - I loved the way it drove and all the space but talk about a lemon! 

I hate car shopping.  Most people get excited about it.  I obsess about the financial aspects of such a big purchase, and hate the tediousness of it.  It seems like someone is always trying to make an extra dime and this leads to shady behavior and paperwork, and then I have to get mad and threaten to walk out so they will fix it.  A shame that companies do this to people.  I wish someone could just tell me the right vehicle for me to get, tell me it is a good deal, and hand me the line to sign on.

So anyhow, I found a car I liked, from a brand I'd owned before and loved.  The dealership was packed that Saturday, and people were everywhere.  We walked back inside, and Pierce loudly announced to the room full of strangers,

"Mom, now that you found a car, are you going to hit the bong?"

What he meant was the GONG.
I let Pierce hit the gong for me.

I really hope he didn't go to school that Monday and talk about hitting the bong with his mother over the weekend....

31 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

I laughed so hard all four dogs came running up to find out what was going on!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Sounds like how they do my wife when she shops for cars. Some of those guys would probably whip a bong out of their desk if it would sell a car.

Steve Surratt said...

Ha ha, too funny. Reminds me of Art Linkletter's old show segment: "Kids say the darndest things". Later Bill Cosby did that show.

Out on the prairie said...

Funny
I have used the same salesman for years. I call and ask what he recommends and go look.It helps to have a good insider.

Courtney B said...

Girl, I am soooo with you! Car shopping is the worst! It's exciting to think about getting a new vehicle.... until, like you said, you think about the financial side of it and you start dealing with car salesmen or owners who are trying to rip you off.

Lynn said...

Your going to school comment has me in stitches :-). He looks happy hope you are too.

Lin said...

Oh, that's funny!

I hope you got your car. I'm with you--I don't like the whole process of buying a car. We just bought a new model and the process seems to go faster now, but still....it's just so smarmy.

At one point, my husband asked "Is this the part where we haggle?". Yeah, I guess we aren't good at it either.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, too funny!!

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, funny! Do you know that they sell bongs in a store here? So you got the car? Is it a van? Now I want to see it and all the details...how old, how many miles, did you drive it home? I totally agree. Car shopping would be fun if we were assured the salesmen were honest. We have even test driven a car straight to our mechanic! We had to sell our van to the junk place recently and I miss it so much. There is barely room for my purse in the Mazda.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my funniness!!!! Bong, gong? What's the difference? Oh....brain cells, that's the difference!
Congrats on the new ride-I hope it works out better for you.
XO

Maggid said...

But, DID you hit the "Bong-Gong?" Was it a satisfying sound? Did the young ones have a turn - did they SMILE beyond reason???

I hope . .
love & love,
-g-

Julie said...

Oh goodness... that made me LOL! :)

Rob-bear said...

I hope you enjoy the new addition to the "fleet" of cars and horses you have for transportation.

And, I hate car shopping, too!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Hula La said...

Good one...Mom hitting the BONG...
Aloha!

Endah Murniyati said...

Congratulation for your new car. Actually, I don't like the sound of gong.

Chatty Crone said...

I love that kid - he is wonderful - bong and all!

Sally Crowe said...

That Pierce is a scream; so cute! Glad you found something and hope you'll have many good, and safe years with it. :)

Enjoy the weekend with all your guys, and by all means hit the bong - I mean gong. :)

Enie Dub said...

Too funny!!!

Gail Dixon said...

LOL, I had no idea what I'd read or see when I opened this page! Too funny.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

How cool is that?
love
tweedles

Michael Manning said...

I'm probably the only person you know who downsized from a Lexus SUV to a Honda. But even so, it was stressful. I hope you picked a safe and incredibly dependable car. The bong comment is hilarious! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope the new vehicle is awesome!

mail4rosey said...

Yep, the title made me do a double take...and then I read through and laughed at the end. :)

Michaele said...

I actually spit out a laugh on my computer. That was so funny!
There isn't much I dislike more than used car shopping. Never a pleasant experience.

Terra Heck said...

Haha The things kids say! I feel the same exact way about car shopping. I loathe it because I feel like I'm getting jipped every time.

Linda said...

Bong, bong, bong!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh, how cute. Thanks for the laugh.

Starry Dawn said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU, LISA,
YOUR DEAR CHILDREN, FAMILY, LOVED ONES!
HAVE A BLESSED TIME WITH THOSE YOU LOVE, LISA!
BIG HUGS,
STARRY.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Too funny he said that!
And congrats on your new car. However you celebrated, bong or gong, that's worth celebrating!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Aw, I left a comment on Friday, but it apparently didn't go through. I did it on my phone; maybe that's the problem.

Just wanted you to know that you gave me a good laugh as I sat at work reading this. :-) When I first saw the title of the post, I wondered what in the world you were going to tell us! lol

alissa apel said...

The funny thing is, is that my husband was commissioned to make a gong holder once.

It's funny he said, "Bong" instead of "Gong".