The Car Story
So, there I was... sitting at Bi-Partisan Coffee with my friend Liz, just chatting away, minding my own business. I have no idea how this came up, and just between you and me, I blame Liz... All of a sudden there she was saying, "You should post on your Facebook status that you're praying for a car and see if anyone offers to give you one!"
"What?" says I, "I'm NOT really praying or stressing about a car, and I don't really feel like trying to manipulate people into giving me one!"
We were still arguing about this when the lady at the table next to us interrupted. "Excuse me, I'm sorry to interrupt," she quipped. "I've never paid money for a TV until just this year when I bought one for $20. I think it's OK to not buy a car." Then she went on, "Actually... we have this old '86 Volvo you can have when we're done with it! I'd give it to you right now, but my husband won't let me quite yet..."
With that we disengaged and I sat there glaring at a very triumphant Liz who had entirely proved her point.
No. I didn't take the car.