Friday, August 12, 2005

Buying a new car

I've been looking at cars lately. My car is getting older and won't last too much longer. It's getting harder and harder to decide on what kind of car to buy, I think. They're all starting to look like bubbles with wheels and they're all getting very expensive.

I do know a place, though, that has unique vehicles, but they aren't necessarily at the best price. The owner loves haggling -- something I don't particularity enjoy, but it's something that many cultures embrace and so I am willing to slog through the process as he shows me what's on his lot.

"You'll like this one," he says. "It's modular -- you can take apart any part of it and put it back together."

"I don't think so," I reply.

"How about this?" He asks. "Very low mileage. A little old lady used to drive it only on Sundays to go to Toshi Station for church."

"It looks kind of beat up --"

"Oh you'll love this one! It's got Eight Leg drive, it'll go through any terrain."

"I don't think that's my style."

"OK, you would like this one. It was only used once, on a tacked-on scene in a subpar movie."

"Any reason why you're showing me a still from the movie where the thing is actually airborne?"

"OK OK OK, I have a deal for you! Talk about high performance! This thing's doors open up and it flies!"

"Wouldn't I fall out?"

"Fine fine. How about a car that transforms into a robot?"

"Not that one."

"A robot that turns into a scooter?"


"I have a fine hovercycle here. Comes with a life sized Dana Sterling doll"

"I'm not really a hovercycle kind of guy."

He grumbles quietly under his breath. "How about this?"

"A bit too 'Post Apocalyptic Future' for me."

The proprietor sighs. "How about a bicycle?"

"Hey, that is a nice looking bike"


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Leia said...

Where do the handles go?

JawaJuice said...

That eight-on-the-floor Bug looks good.I think I'm gonna have to keep that one for myself.

Darth Maul said...

How much for the Dana Sterling doll?

TrueJerseyGirl said...

Enough with the guilt! Your game answers are up on my blog.

flu said...

oooOOOooo...I'd go for the post apocalyptic one myself... That's the last of the v8 Interceptors right there, my friend!

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Karnov said...

Another Excellent post!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Maul - The doll's mine.

Fluke - you may have to fight Information Society for that car.

Karnov - Thanks. Thanks for stoppin' by.