I am an Adult. Sigh.

This is the picture of being a grown-up.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I’ve got three more just like it.

Here’s the deal with these gorgeous rubber circles I now call my own.  I spent a couple of months slightly worrying about needing them.  Once I resigned myself to the fact that I needed them, I spent a couple of weeks agonizing about buying them.  A co-worker spent a few hours of his time and some energy doing the research for me and then explaining it all to me so I knew what to buy. This was no easy task as I am not what you would call “tire savvy.”  Or “car savvy.”  Let’s just get down to it – I’m not “machinery savvy.”  Probably even better would be to say as long as my car goes in a forward motion of its own volition, I am happy, regardless of the tire tread I leave behind or the exhaust that fogs up our roads coming from the back of my car.  Anyway, we spent the better part of a day churning through that miasma.  I took a couple of hours to shift money around so that I could buy them.  I then paid for them and spent three days waiting for them to come in. This was a long process, months even. 

 

And last Wednesday morning, I arrived for my appointment to put those tires on my car with a book in hand, a make-up bag and plans for catching up on my correspondence with friends.  I had breakfast in my bag, my laptop and some nail polish, just in case I ran out of things to do.  Sixteen minutes after I sat down in the lobby, the service people called me back up to drive away in my safer, new tire-adorned car. Sixteen minutes.  I must say, I feel slightly cheated. 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Madre
    May 03, 2011 @ 09:49:52

    You go Grownup…life is sometimes easier than you think…Just grab it and growl !!

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  2. Felix
    May 03, 2011 @ 15:12:01

    Well, I relate to your feeling cheated, time vs. money. However, you are now SAFE on the road and won’t undergo a blow-out that could damage your car and/or cause you any bodily injuries in the process, let alone any other motorist that might be nearby. Suck it up sister! Life’s short, tires go bald, as do men, and neither of us can do a damn thing about it!!! LOL Luv Ya!

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