Wednesday, November 21, 2007

It's Official

For six years $350.01 has been going to pay on a beautiful car named Golde. I just paid the last payment three minutes ago. Here is my advice: NEVER GET A CAR YOU HAVE TO PAY ON FOR SIX YEARS!!!! Luckily, I got lucky. My car has been very good, very reliable, and very low maintenance. It will last me for another six years at least, and then we'll part ways. However, I always thought I needed a nice car that wouldn't break down (since my childhood was plagued with Gremlins and Pintos and Citations...oh my!) But I have realized a few things.

1. Breakdowns help your faith to grow, people always end up sharing the gospel or meeting the three Nephites during breakdowns.

2. I don't like having that big of a commitment.

3. You don't care if an old, crappy car gets hit, or scratched, or damaged.

4. You aren't as worried about getting robbed.

5. You seem more humble and anti-materialistic.

4 comments:

Chelle said...

Congratulations D'Arcy. And good work on your article. He he...

Marie said...

So does this mean that you and the car are officially wed? Maybe you should tell English...

I share your new in-between philosophy on cars. Especially the part about not having to worry so much if it gets scratched or parked on a street in a bad part of town. But driving through the middle of the desert becomes much scarier in a car like mine. On one hand, it could one day give me great material for a novel or a Three Nephites testimony. On the other hand, I could die of thirst somewhere in Nevada, all the time thinking "if only I'd bought a new car..."

Moonbird said...

People actually reach the end of payments? I just looked at my student loan balance today...

Michael! Muffins! said...

Well, just...

Bring your guy friends to our show!

Two birds with one stone.

MKL and D'Arcy Benincosa. Hahahaha.

I'm sorry, that was terrible.

EW. You've got to be kidding me. He picks his nose and he is in tenth grade?! TELL HIM TO STOP!