MizBubs just bought a new car for the first time in her life yesterday. Thanks to the "Cash for Clunkers" program, she settled on a new Nissan Cube. It marks the first time since 1989 that she has not been the driver of a minivan. She is excited.
Our youngest, just-starting-to-drive daughter is also very excited. She pushed hard for the Cube, and was terrified that MizBubs, practical and thrifty gal that she is, might opt for something cheaper and more run o' the mill than the Cube. As my bride finished up her paperwork, I couldn't resist sending a text message to our youngest:
Your mom decided to go with a charcoal nissan sentra
My bride looked at me, shook her head and said "why do you do this?"
"Can't help myself" I answered, starting to cackle. She's told me before that my passive aggressive practical joking sometimes marks me as kind of a jerk. This is how the rest of the exchange went:
Its a 4 door sedan but i talked her out of the wagon
Why would we get a sedan theres no space were getting a cube you cant just lie to me for a month
She decided to go with a more sensible car than a cube
The cube IS sensible. If youre kidding stop it its NOT funny.
Its a sedan but it has a really big trunk and a full size spare
TELL HER NO GET THE FUCKING CUBE PLEASE. DONT DO THIS
Shes signing the paperwork now
If you dont get the cube I wont talk to you for the rest of the summer.
Does this mean our road trip is off? Because the sedan is a smooth ride
I hate you guys.
I think MizBubs got a good deal on the car, but I'm not completely sure. I was giggling like Richard Widmark pushing an old woman down the stairs, and didn't really pay much attention to the closing details. She told me later that it worked out well for her. When everything was finished she texted both girls and said she was surprised, and maybe a little disappointed, that
1) they had no faith in her to ultimately choose the fun car, and
2) they fell for my bullshit, again, after all these years.
I did not get hit that hard when I got home.