We’ve just taken quite a leap in following the American Dream. We’ve bought our first new car, and gone deeper in debt. If you didn’t figure it out already, it’s a VW Jetta. I find it only slightly ironic that we’re following the American Dream and we bought a German car. Sorry, Dad.
There’s just something nice about a car you love to drive. A car where you can tell the engineers thought of everything. Don’t I sound like a VW salesperson? I think that’s their goal, and it’s probably a good goal. You know you’re doing something right if you can turn every customer into a non-salaried, non-commissioned salesperson. To quote our sales guy, “There’s a reason we’re ‘Drivers wanted.'”
Tonight as I drove the car for the first time (my wife drove it home from the dealer) I felt like I did when I was 16 and first pulled out on the road on my own. The excitement. The thrill. The butterflies. Mmmm.
It’s only a car, man!