Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Cars for Christmas


I personally mingle with car dealers. Not the salespeople - the people with their names on the big sign out front. They expect you to buy cars for Christmas. Sound outrageous? It's not. It happens every December. Dealers even have companies that supply them with those big car sized ribbons you see on TV. They'll arrange to have it delivered to your driveway late on Christmas Eve. You can then wrap a key in a little box, and lead the gift-ee to the door with a blindfold on. This is the way to gift a car on Christmas. You must do the little box and the blindfold. Unless you pay cash, this is the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Actually you keep giving - for 60 - 72 months at 3.9 a.p.r. (with approved credit - does not include t. t. l. & doc fees.) For that one splendid moment at the door with the blindfolded person, you will pay for 5 or 6 years. I like the Lexus commercial with the husband giving his wife the new $45,000 car. Did he get permission from her first ?? - Or did he decide on his own to spend $45,000 of "their" money on the car? Did she even have a say in the model or the color? The commercials over too fast, we'll never know - what we do know is - when that Lexus has 50,000 miles on it in 36 months and is worth $15,000 wholesale, Hubby is upside down several thousand and Wifey has forgotten all about that brief "blindfolded front door moment". I know a 16 year old kid who'll get a Lincoln Navigator this Christmas. I really do. His Dad is the guy on the big sign out front of the dealership. These are the only people that have any business giving Cars for Christmas. By the way, if the 16 year old kid above stumbles upon this post - I'm not talking about you - your Dad's getting you new pants.