Thursday, 10 January 2008

Reminiscing

My dear e-pal, Potty Mummy has got me thinking about the olden days.
I had a clean car once, without bits of crisps between the seats, bits that the hoover will not quite reach. I could put the stereo on really loud without anyone complaining, have the windows down and sing as much as I wanted to. No-one would whine "I'm too cold" or "stop singing" or "I want Horrid Henry".
I loved my Jaguar, it was gleaming red, leather seats..mmm.
Darling Husband insisted I sell it, too expensive and just plain stupid for running the little one up to Playgroup and back at the village hall, and I was expecting number 2.
I told him I would put the advert in and say what a cruel and heartless man he was.
The advert will say "much loved Jaguar XJS, cruel and heartless man forces sale"

When the phone rang, my husband went into sales mode, yes, nice condition, yes, very reliable, used every day.....um, yes, I am.."

He put the phone down, "I can't believe you DID that!!"

I did warn him, it sold the car though.

10 comments:

Potty Mummy said...

Very amusing Frog - but I bet your husband takes your threats seriously nowadays...

And I can't believe you beat me to the punch on the car posting! Oh well, to be honest I wasn't planning on revealing the full extent of our brand-challenged motor to the blogosphere just yet anyway...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Men have no idea about women and their machines! My LR is just the same though, full of mcdonalds chips and gurkin.


Crystal xx

Iota said...

Didn't some knight in shining armour arrive with a bag of gold, offering to pay for the car and let you keep it, and challenge your husband to a jousting tournament in order to prove his worth? That would have been nice.

Omega Mum said...

What I find so upsetting was that my car was just as much of a mess before children - so annoying not to be able to blame it on them, but I'm working on it. PS loved your offer of the precious gift of a piglet on somebody else's blog - made me laugh a lot. Plan to add you to blogroll if that's OK with you.

Frog in the Field said...

Darling Husband never takes me seriously! In fact few people do...

Thanks Omega Mum, a real compliment, I'd be delighted to be added to your Blogroll.

Iota, that would have been romantic, but I was very pregnant and would fear no knight would have a horse big enough to rescue me on.

Crystal Jigsaw, I think men just have no idea, full stop!

She's like the wind said...

I thought your post was so funny and so true about the car, I've the cheek to pretend to be a business women with a car the state of mine. But your comment to Iota was even funnier, I am still laughing now. You've cheered me up no end.

SEM x

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Ha! Well done. I hope you got a good price for it!
Pigx

Retiredandcrazy said...

Every car that I have ever bought has been hated by my husband and he would moan constantly every time he drove it until he whittled me down and I would finally sell it. I wish I had thought of your unique advertising script. I would still have sold the cars, but boy would I have felt good about it!

Sparx said...

Very funny indeed. My car's story is sort of the reverse of that. Hubby wouldn't get rid of his convertable and so forced me to buy a nice second hand Scenic with lots of room for car seats and buggies and shopping...

Elsie Button said...

brilliant! Jaguar eh - you sound(ed) like one flash lady!