Monday, June 13, 2005

First day New Job

Very tired. It didn't drag on as long as I thought it could, but it took some time. Commute home was kind of crappy. Took 20 min just to get out of the ferry parking lot. I think I'll park at the boat house and walk to my car. It'll be faster.

Had a few moments when I thought I made the wrong move. They kept talking about projects as if they were all about software implimentation. I signed up for business problems, not software implimentation. So If I need to pull the plug in 6 months, so be it.

I won't make any judgements based on just the first day's impression.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Car Wars: The Trickery of the Blonde

Hi Kenneth,
The price I gave you was $300.00 UNDER INVOICE with a $500.00 Rebate. The invoice on this car is $15191.00. There was a Typo on the last Email Your price should have been $14391.00 After Rebate Plus Fees Please let me know if you have questions.
Take care,

Car Wars: The Response of the Informed

Hi Melissa-

Thanks for getting back to me. I'm interested in the Matrix, but if the best number you can give me is $100 over MSRP, it's not going to be worth my while to make the drive from Marin up to Santa Rosa.

(link to Intellichoice price report)

Thanks for getting back to me.


Car Wars: The Hubris of The Dealership

I'm following Kristel's advice and taking the negotions online.

Hi Kenneth : Thanks for your inquiry. A 2005 Matrix 2WD manual has the following standard options.

(she pastes in boilerplate car specs)

If the vehicle has the following options it has a MSRP of $16148.00/ Yours for $14931.00-After Rebate- plus fees. Please contact me at XXX-XXX-XXXX. Also please make sure to ask for Melissa when you call or come in, or Jennifer if I\'m not available. She will have a copy of this quote. This offer is only available through the Fleet department.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Why I hate car shopping

Honda Guy: Hello my man. Sure sure. I show you the car. Is great car. What kind of car you drive now? (What is the value of your trade in?)

Honda Guy: What kind of work you do? (How much money do you make, and how much car can you afford?)

Honda Guy: What town you live in (How much money do you make and how much car can you afford?)

Honda Guy: When you are ready to buy, come back and we'll make you a great deal.

Ford Guy: Do you own a house or are you renting (How much money do you make, and how much car can you afford?)

Ford Guy: My manager wants to know what kind of price it'll take to get you to buy this car today.

Me: I'm not buying anything today.

Ford Junior Manager: What price would it take to get you to buy this car today?

Me: Free.

Ford Senior Manager: What price would it take to get you to buy this car today?

Me: I just want to know what you'd charge me for it.

Ford Senior Manager: Well your monthly payment depends on all kinds of things. What kind of payment do you want?

Me: I want a price, and I want some interest rates.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Who are these people?

Who are the people that feel the need to use a public restroom and then throw 6 trees worth of TP and paper towels into the toilet, rendering it an un-usable and unsanitary mess?

Whoever the intended victim is, the person who suffers the most will be the janitorial staff forced to deal with it. I just think it's incomprehensibly cruel. I dunno why people do that.