Thursday, January 15, 2009

A New Fad that I would like to start instead of just being ashamed.

The day of the Florida /LSU football game, as me and my buddy were leaving the hotel parking lot to go to the tailgate, I pulled back from the parking spot, but my bumper was caught on the little concrete parking bumpy thing, and the fascia ripped off. We drove it on over anyways, tailgated and then enjoyed the ass whuppin the Gators put on em, (at least I did, this particular buddy of mine is a Tiger fan even though his MBA degree is from Florida. He might not have characterized it as Enjoyable) and then the next day, I duct taped it up so it wouldnt fall off. That was in Early to Mid October. I have been driving around with duct tape on my car ever since.
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Today, I went to the bodyshop to get an estimate, because it really is kind of sad that I havent fixed it yet, but life has made it abundantly clear that it has other plans for my money.
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There are a couple of lawyers kids out in the world that need to go to college someday and it has become my duty to help them with that. I owe MY lawyer and I owe my EX-WIFE'S lawyer. I also have a substantial amount of Alimony and Child support every month . Plus, the whole reason for the demise of my marriage stems from my Ex completely gutting us financially. To date I have paid back about $5500 on that bullshit, and still owe substantially more. Plus I have to live somewhere, and the electric company doesnt just give away light etc. etc. and on and on.
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All those expenses pretty much run through my checking account like I have been drinking tap water in Mexico. My bank account is like a bulimic hot chick that gorges on steak and cake, and then sticks her finger down her throat to purge.
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So it has been a matter of priorities more so then laziness, but I had saved up enough to finally get it addressed and went down to the body shop today at lunch. Anyways It is going to be substantially more than I had anticipated...should I Pay off another one of those credit cards that I never knew I had and continue driving around in a duct taped Chrysler? Or get my bumper cover fixed? Since I started my new job I have been very self conscious of the image it portrays and am leaning towards biting the bullet on the repair, but seriously its a lot of money and I have gone this long with the duct tape look and who knows, maybe I can be at the very beginning of a new fad.
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10 comments:

waydownsouth said...

I think you should change the color of duct tape. The silver colored would match your car much better.

NTF said...

Have you lost your damn mind!?!? Since pulling that bumper off your car on that fateful Saturday morning the Gators have been on an ass kicking streak unlike anything since early 96. You fix that bumper you jinx them. On second thought maybe I'll fix it for you next year in Baton Rouge.

Native Minnow said...

The green duct tape is a nice touch. I say leave it.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Waydownsouth --- Thanks although the car itself is green so I thought the contrast looked nice.
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Minnow, Thanks -- and I have left it with all its greeness so far ...
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NTF -- Dude,----- if I thought a duct taped fender of just an ordinary fan is what made those guys so damn good? then Yes.... I would keep it. I think the reason is though they are just big and fast and well coached.

NTF said...

Yes they are but the football gods are not to be trifled with. Remove that duct tape at the risk of you and all those other blue and orange clad folks.

Smitty said...

What kind of claims adjuster hits a "parking bumpy thing"??? The green tape is a nice touch though! I don't think it really has anything to do with Gators taking it all!

Compulsively Yours...for now said...

You should fix your bumper, she will always be there to ask for more believe it or not, that is what we do.... Not that I am a selfish bitch... but honestly, the card can wait and the green tape is bothering you and it is not helpful when picking up the one night stand. So, fix it already. Good Luck!

Bill From Gainesville said...

CYFN--- again I have that Bulimic checking account. I fill it up and then my problems with the financial issues I find myself in act like a big finger touching the back of my throat -- I did change the color of the duct tape though, now it is black and I think it blends alot better with my Dark Green car and by the time any pickup woman would see my car I would hope the deal was already sold in her mind. The first time my duct tape causes me to lose out on that will be when I know its time to do something about it for sure.

Compulsively Yours...for now said...

Never let duct tape get in the way of the booty call. Unless you are using the duct tape during the booty call, then that is up to you, I dont like it, it leaves marks on my skin and the residue, not pretty.

Bill From Gainesville said...

CYFN- Just good advice right there, and me with that whole new roll of duct tape. Oh well, you know what they say: when all you have is a hammer, then all your problems look like nails.