Hubby has been truck shopping the past few weeks. It's his favorite thing to do, the planning of the next vehicle. It starts with car magazines, hours on the Internet, studying the best deals in the newspaper and culminates with the deal. We have bought new for years now so we hadn't really considered a used truck until one caught his eye as he was coming home from work last week. There it set, prominently parked in the very front center of the lot. Here I am, in all my shiny glory for the next owner! Being a careful shopper and a seasoned one after many vehicle purchases, we went to LOOK at the truck. The following day he went to DRIVE the truck. Like new, loaded with everything one could desire, and a good price. Now was the time to make the DEAL. Yesterday, bright and early he calls to tell them he'll be by to leave a deposit. I can just imagine the salesman doing a little dance as he thinks, "This was too easy!" On the other side of town Hubby is doing a little "I have a new truck" dance. But the dancing stopped in less than an hour when the salesman calls back and says, "Sorry, it's already been sold."
Last night was kind of quiet around here. I could hear the wheels turning in Hubby's head. We talked a little about other trucks that he was considering. Lots of choices with the automotive industry practically having to stand on their heads to get people to buy. But everything paled in comparison to that shiny black truck that he found on the Dodge lot a few days ago.
I got a call a little while ago from the salesman. The same one with bad news yesterday, had good news today. A little mix-up at the dealership had caused them to feloniously set the truck aside as SOLD, when in fact the buyer was US! It seems the salesman he started the deal with, took yesterday off and another salesman just marked it sold. Now, I don't claim to know anything about the car crisis in America, but I would think a sticky note could have prevented all of this! See previous post on STICKY NOTES!