No Longer On Speaking Terms

* Sigh *

I've had to make a very important decision. Important and difficult. So difficult to do.

But for the sake of my sanity, I must.

I must refrain from further terms of endearment. Stop the one-sided conversations I find myself conducting with greater frequency as the years wore on. I have to cut off all forms of communication to make the process less painful.

For I am no longer on speaking terms with my 1997 Dodge Caravan as I have begun the dreaded experience of shopping for a new car.

But I just can't bear the thought of giving up my old one. No matter how shiny and cool a new vehicle will be, I will still miss my old blue van dearly. Like a trusted friend, we have shared nearly ten years of experiences; from long road trips to the daily grind of rush hour.

But my faithful steed is on his last legs and I am unsure he will last another bitter winter.

Saying goodbye sucks. Until then, I am saying nothing at all.




 And don't even TRY to deny you talk to inanimate objects too...


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Sistertex said...

Ok, so I will admit it, however...most of the time there are swear words involved. ;)

Richard said...

Aw, poor van!

Jaffer said...

I feel sad for the lamp because it was in a perfectly working condition.

I have adopted two such lamps - they've been with me for years !

Daisy said...

That video cracked me up! I hope you find a pretty, new car.

Babs-beetle said...

You can always look back with fond memories of your trusted van, but you'll soon love your new one :)

Mustang Sally said...

"And don't even TRY to deny you talk to inanimate objects too..."

All.The.Time. Great little video.

Don't let anyone convince you cars don't have personalities. My advice on the new car search is don't settle until you find one that speaks to you ... seriously. LOL All words are not necessarily verbal.

JoJo said...

*sniff* poor little lamp. For some reason I have always projected human feelings onto inanimate objects. Probably b/c I am an only child who grew up in a childless neighborhood. Again I say: Poor little lamp. :`(

oh, and sorry about your van.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Ah yes! We just managed to do some fixes that will give us another year hopefully on our beast. It's a 2000 we got in summer of 99. Our last vehicle lasted us 18 years. I would love a new one but I just don't want to pay for it;-)

Jennifer said...

Poor car.
And poor lamp for that matter.

Nora said...

I would have rescued the lamp off the sidewalk and I would rescue your van too probably.

Janie B said...

I'm sorry you are feeling a loss, but I sure wish I were able to buy a new car. Love the lamp commercial. Poor lamp.

pinklea said...

You will learn to love a new vehicle as much as you have loved your van, I promise. But I echo Mustang Sally: do not buy any vehicle unless it speaks to you. I mean, you'll be spending an awful lot of time with it, so you'd better be compatible, right? Happy hunting!

carmar76 said...

i did! i totally felt bad for the lamp! it's not like it was broken. poor lamp. :( but the guy yelling at me about feeling for the lamp did make me laugh.

goodluck finding a new vehicle, and sending your van to a new family. or a nice farm in upstate new york, where it can drive & play with other vans ...

Heather said...

OK, I was starting to feel sorry for the lamp and then the end of the commercial came along...I was seriously cracking up. Congrats on your upcoming new van, btw! :)

Bart said...

'And don't even TRY to deny you talk to inanimate objects too...'

Me? Can't remember ever doing that

Gal From Brooklyn said...

Funny video...because I have two lamps that I bought over 25 years ago, and the first thing I put in my new finished basement was...those lamps (with new shades) and they look great. http://Back2Brooklyn.blogspot.com

Marg said...

I know just how you feel. I cried for days when I had to give up my pick up truck. It is like losing an old friend. But you will like the new one just as well.

CrazyPrincess said...

My husband cried when they came and took his 2000 Mercury Cougar he had for ten years away, even though he had a shiny new tricked out Mustang in the garage. He just kept weeping "But they don't even make them any more!"

Penny said...

I mostly talk to my clothes -- begging them to expand while no one else notices.

So Humor Me

Mom said...

I hate when good cars betray us!! Good luck on the hunt.

Life...EXAGGERATED is back

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

So don't keep us in suspense! What colour is the new one if there is a new one yet.....

Janet said...

I get so attached to things, I cannot even bear to watch...

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You ~Ron

SWUBIRD said...

Maureen:

I loved the video, and it rings so true. To heck with what that guy said about the lamp not having feelings, we get attached to these things. Like cars, we talk to them like they are our horses, not piles of metal and rubber. I miss my 1965 Mustang, and not a single day goes by that I don't secretly wish that she has found a happy home.

Happy trails.

choochoo said...

A friend of mine was dumped the same way

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