Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hate this! Thursday

I would rather be forced to attend a Nickleback concert, while wearing Crocs and drinking a Diet Pepsi than endure car trouble. After two attempts at jumping, one resulting in a small fire, the dolphin gray, old lady mobile sits in a garage awaiting a new alternator. Not cheap! When you are on a budget of $0, this sucks. Let me tell you.

6 comments:

John said...

Alternatively, you could just keep buying new car batteries. The car will run without an alternator, but there won't be anything to charge the battery.

So, the math is easy: divide the cost of the new alternator (lets make it easy and say it's $500) by the cost of an el cheapo car battery (lets say $20) to get the number of batteries you could buy instead of a new alternator (25). So, with each battery lasting maybe 2 or 3 days (I've never actually tried this), you could have up to about 75 days to sell this car to someone else who doesn't know it's got a bad alternator.

blythe said...

lies! all lies! it actually only is the battery! yay! also, i blew all of the fuses when i set the battery on fire. in any case, not what they thought, so good!

also, john, next time you present that sort of analysis, i'd like an excel version so i can follow along better.

math is never easy.

Kadonkadonk said...

Wait, you seriously think Diet Pepsi is as bad as Nickleback? Hmmph.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Do you get as sad as me when a car dies? I always feel like they've taken me everywhere they've needed to go, done everything for me, been there for me, but I've let them doubt, be it not putting oil in, getting cheap gas, grinding the breaks, throwing McDonalds bags anywhere I please. It's much like the way I feel after a break-up. That's good. I'm using that. Don't anybody steal it!

Mr. Shain said...

there could be an entire blog about things blythe has done to/in her car... cheap gas and mc donalds bags being the least of the concerns.

Andrea said...

nickelback/crocs/diet pepsi...

i TOTALLY threw up (a lot) in my mouth!