Sunday, 9 September 2007

Baby You Can Drive My Car. Maybe.


Holy shit, I've bought the little grey sportscar!! It was done with more than a small amount of help from my husband whose negotiating skills were sorely put to the test on Friday when we gave up and retreated, beaten by an intransigent salesman and my big gob. But what do you know, today OH sneaked off into his study whilst I was out of ear-shot (or more importantly, mouth-shot), phoned the car dealers and had another go. And guess what? The guy we tried to deal with before was out of the office, and could someone else help? So husband made an offer that could easily have been refused, but wasn't. Result! My hero! I am now the proud owner of one metallic charcoal grey MG covertible, including total valet and detailing, one year's free warranty and a full tank of petrol. I cannot believe it! After all my dithering, we've actually been and gone and done it. Fantastic. I am SO excited.

Husband's face was a picture when he delivered the news. "You will let me drive it, won't you?" he asked, after I'd released him from a bear hug and he'd had chance to breathe again.

"Of course I will" said I, once I'd put him down and stopped screaming with glee, "any time you like, darling."

That is, when you can find where I've hidden the keys, of course.



P.S. The old bat sitting in the car isn't really me - apparently one minute she was at home doing her ironing and the next she was sitting in my new car. Didn't even have time to re-do her lippy or brush her hair properly. Who the hell is she? Bizarre.

22 comments:

Amy said...

Congratulations! That is one fantastic vehicle! No wonder you had to have it. Too cool!

Your husband must be delighted, as well.

You'll have to tell us all about driving it around town and country.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Oh what fun! I want pictures.That way we can all live vicariously through you.

well done!

Swearing Mother said...

Thanks so much for visiting, it's great to be able to share this with kindred spirits! We're now having fun getting my old Golf Driver ready to be sold, it's been a fantastic car, totally reliable, but I just wanted something a little bit more, you know........
sexy.

Will let you know how I get on.

Best wishes.

Tina said...

Yay, SM!!!! What a fantastic car! Am so pleased for you. I shall wave furiously at all cars like that in the West Midlands area in case its you...

Swearing Mother said...

Hi Tina, will be looking out for you. I will be the one with white knuckles and a fixed grin!

belle said...

Oooooh Swearing Mother, if you're ever looking for someone to do a Thelma and Louise with ... I look very fetching in head scarf!! My very first car was an MG Midget soft top and I've always adored MGs. Like Tina I shall wave embarassingly at all grey MGs just in case it's you ... Hit the A38 north there are some nice straight stretches beyond Bassets Pole with no speed cameras... ;o)

merry weather said...

You did it! Fantastic news! I'm really pleased to hear that and to see it. Yes, we need proper pictures of you in it now - !

laurie said...

i'm thrilled for you!!

is it tiger-striped? what a great car. i've always secretly wanted a convertible. not practical here, where it snows half the year.

good for you! good for your husband!

Swearing Mother said...

Hi Belle, I'll look out for you round Bassetts Pole, know it well! MG Midgets were so brilliant weren't they, we had an Austin Healey Sprite way back and it was fun.

Merry, will do my best re pics. You realise I've actually found out how to upload (I've even got the jargon now!)so will be posting the occasional photo from now on.

Hi Laurie, yes we managed it - at last! Car isn't stripey, just parked the other side of a fence with sun shining through. Hope the sun stays a while...... want to pose around the place with the hood down!

Thanks everyone for visiting, lovely to read you all.

Mopsa said...

A bit of what you fancy does you good. A big bit of what you fancy is even better!

Norman said...

All I can say is "Good on yer," Ozzie style. Next time I'm down in Brum visiting grand kids I'll keep an eye out for you.

Sir James Robison said...

You did? I was wondering. Good luck!

Self employed mum said...

'windswept and interesting' that's what you'll be. Great news, so exiting, I feel your joy.

dgibbs said...

WooHoo! Gratz to ya!

Silly me, first looking at the picture I was thinking "Beautiful car, but why the picture of someone in the passenger seat?"

Haha..silly American I am

Manic Mother Of Five said...

WOW! Can see why you went for the MG - much classier than some oriental red number Am most impressed. My people carrier is British Racing Green - does that make me glamorous and sporty too????

Hope you really enjoy bombing about the countryside.

Much love xx

Swearing Mother said...

Hi Mopsa, never a truer word was spoken! Sometimes you just need to do something out of character, and believe me, this was it!

Norman, couldn't wait to tell you! Hope to see you in Brum one day!

Sir James: No way can this car overtake my love for the Austin Healey Sprite (way, way too legendary) but it has that certain something....

Self Employed Mum: Definitely a headscarf car (can't do baseball caps) although with my hair, it's hard to tell if it's windswept or not most of the time!

Dgibbs, hi, glad you like it. I bet I'll end up being in the passenger seat a lot of the time if OH has anything to do with it!

MMOF: Don't forget I've seen your picture and you, my dear, would look glamourous whatever you are driving.

Thankyou all so much for being so supportive and interested!

knifepainter said...

Well done SM.

Glad your man sorted it out....I had a sly thought that if it was me and Herself, I would have rung the dealer up on the QT...congrats to you both.

Swearing Mother said...

Knifepainter:

Aah bless!

Husband is positively up to his earlobes in Brownie points right now, even to the point that I am considering cooking calamare for him (in my opinion, chicken-flavoured rubber bands) even though I can't stand them myself.

I am THAT pleased.

Mike said...

Delighted for you! Well done!And the colour will be much more classy than red.
Is this an age thing? Just this week, I've longed for one of those, how long from when it first entered your head till purchase completed? Better look for loan??? mimi not mike

Swearing Mother said...

Hi Mimi, yes, it's definitely an age thing. A couple of months ago I was feeling a bit bored with my old but fantastic Golf, and people kept saying "why not have a little two-seater" and I'd always said, no, not for me. But then suddenly I thought - why not? From then on I kept seeing them about, hoods down, drivers enjoying what little sun there's been this year and having a bit of fun too.

Hope the sun shines a bit longer though!

laurie said...

ah, two-seaters. just one more luxury the dogs keep me from ever attaining!

that, and hair-free furniture.

tell us about your first big road trip! we will live vicariously through you and feel the wind in our hair from afar.

Swearing Mother said...

Hi Laurie, will certainly do that!