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Held in Contempt of Car Dealership

Good morning  afternoon, dah-lings! I just got back from a 10 miler on the dreadmill. It was pouring when I woke up, and I had a 12 miler on the training plan (half marathon is this Saturday – !!!!) so I compromised with a 10 on the treadmill. I watched the entire movie, Law Abiding Citizen, which will undoubtedly give me nightmares, but was good nonetheless.

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The 10 miles passed by surprisingly quickly. Before I knew it, there was just 3 miles left, and the I finished the ten in 1:37:53

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What 10 miles on a treadmill looks like:

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Ew.

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Be glad you can’t smell the internet ;)

Pre-run breakkie:

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Just Flat Out wrap with a smushed nanner and some PB & Co. Cinnamon Raisin PB in it.

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So good, so simple!

Post-run luncheroni:

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A Mediterranean scramble on some whole wheat toast – included were 2 eggs, 2 egg whites, artichoke hearts, kamalata olives, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and goat cheese.

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Oh, and hot sauce :) YUM!

Man…I have quite the story for you guys.

So in light of recent changes and realizations, my husband, has been planning on selling his mistress beloved BMW:

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I believe he wept a little on the inside.

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He has been researching trucks, and found “the one” on Friday night. When I get home from my last training appointment that night, he said he’d planned on driving up to Elgin, Illinois (almost three hours north) on Saturday to get it. I volunteered to push back my long run to today and go along with him after my Saturday morning clients.

So before I headed out the door to train on Saturday morning, I had a lovely quick breakfast:

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A toasted Ezekiel muffin with organic strawberry jam on one half and a carob powder/banana/AB sauce on the other half. Deeeelicious :)

Trained a bit, came home, and made up some “driving fuel” aka a Green Monster”

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Just the basics – ice, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 scoop protein powder, almond milk, and a bunch of spinach.

And we were off!

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It was kind of a long drive, so we stopped to have some lunch:

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hahah kidding, we didn’t have lunch here, but I thought it would be a fun photo op ;)

We really just made a quick pit stop at Subway since we didn’t want to be gone all day long…little did we know then…

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I ate about half, and eventually had to throw the other half out (I’ll explain later)

So we finally got to the HUGE dealership around 2:45 and started haggling. Both Shane and I hate this part of car shopping. But after about 4 counter offers, we caved and signed all the papers. Done and Done two hours later. Or so we thought…

We waited. And waited. And WAITED. Two hours had passed and it was almost SEVEN o clock. That’s FOUR hours after we arrived. The finance guy was back logged they said. We told him we had to drive three hours south after this and had a dog to let out. They couldn’t have cared any less. EVERY single manager was as rude as could be.

Oh! but around 7:00, we got free pizza for our patience…

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lol

another snackie:

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The hubski got so mad he raised his voice and said a few choice words to one of the managers who completely ignored us when we asked about how much longer it would be. Oh, and this was around 8:30. Then 9:00 rolled around…we’d been there six hours.

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By this time we were so slap happy from staring at the same four walls and hearing the same music over and over again that we couldn’t stop laughing LOL.

Our “Honda faces”

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LOL – about to go insane!

FINALLY around 9:30, we went back to sign the finance papers.

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Shane told the only couple waiting after us that we had just posted bail and we were free bahaha

Seriously it was the worst car buying experience ever. We really didn’t have any options. We had sold our car, and couldn’t take the new car because of liability purposes. And apparently we couldn’t take a rental car because they couldn’t find any plates. I call BS but whatever.

We rolllled on into our house around 1:00 in the morning, and needless to say CRASHED.

hehehe. It was very disturbing, but hey, it’s a story to tell. The Honda behind it all…

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Well loves, I have a pretty busy day ahead so I better get crack a lackin! I’m working on a new flyer/poster advertising my personal training services to post around the gym. Right now mine are just made from Word…time to get fancy schmancy up in here! ;)

 

What’s the worst waiting experience you’ve had? It could be at a car dealership, an airport, the store, whatever!

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Comments

  1. haha that is SUCH A LONG DAY GIRL!! yall are troopers!!!
    girl im so sorry!!!
    and it SUCKS you had to throw away your subway!!! BUT its worth it :) :) that med sandwich looks goooood!

  2. smushed nanner and some PB & Co. Cinnamon Raisin PB in it looks amazing.

    10 miles holy crap, you’re hardcore girl!

    the dealership. holy freakin mother of jesus. i would have blown a flippin gasket. omg. so sorry. that type of thing makes me want to scream!!!!! the only thing i can say is thank god you didnt have a small child with you…it’s reminiscent of air travel. with a child. nightmare.

    truck looks great but yeah, i feel for you. i am currently in a real estate transaction that your dealership transaction times 4 mos…sigh.

    xo

  3. Way to run that far on the treadmill!! I can only do that distance outside. The same thing happened to Josh and I one time when we drove to Florida (from SC) to get him a car. I was so afraid Frank was going to be at home freaking out. The truck looks jammin though!

  4. I hope that he really like the new truck!! Why did he get rid of the BMW?? Also, are you still working out at the workout company, because it looks like it from the pictures you took after running!!

  5. OMG how awful! I didn’t love Honda service either when I owned one.

    My worst experience was at the dentist. They numbed me, put the rubber damn in and left me sitting there with my mouth propped open for THREE hours! By the time they came back in the numbing had worn off so they had to do it again and I had to wait another 45 minutes for it to set it. It ended up being almost an 8-hour day at the dentist. They gave me free movie tix for the inconvenience, lol

  6. I think your waiting experience tops them all! I was on jury duty one time though and waited all day for three days only to have the accused give up when he saw us all walking over to the court room. But…I brought lots of reading material with me each day, and the nice bailiff let me take occasional walks around the outside of the “holding tank.” We all got to have an hour lunch at a nice local restaurant too. (Always bring lunch money and something to read or play if you ever get stuck on jury duty.)

  7. Omg, you guys are good sports! My boyfriend wouldn’t have lasted 2 hours without flipping out on them lol. The last waiting experience I had was in March when my airplane was delayed 3 hours. It actually wasn’t too bad though since they had Internet at the airport :)

  8. aww that’s my favorite model bmw…so sad! new truck looks nice though! and fun :)

  9. Awesome run…did you run at a 1.5% incline for the whole 10 miles?? Awesome chicka!

  10. Paige!! Is that a COTTON t-shirt I see!? I couldn’t imagine running two miles in an old tee let alone 10 :P Awesome work on getting it done though :)

    Ohyes, I’ve had a similar dealership experience. Same deal, waiting for the financing to go through. It was actually two four-hour days of waiting – we weren’t far away enough that we couldn’t take a cab back. They really need to get a better system for that shite.

    • Yes it’s cotton. My mistake. I went to the gym thinking I wouldn’t even make it to 8 miles hehe. I paid for it :) LOL we thought about taking a cab somewhere. But we didn’t know the area hardly at all.

  11. Hey! I’m glad you found my blog…bc I LOVE yours! :) I am suprised you can run 10 miles on the treadmill..How the heck do you not get bored!?! I like to run outside for longer distances..but I give you props girl! :) I’m adding you to my blog roll and look forward to chatting and staying ‘connected’! :)

  12. That is crazy you were there for long!!! I can’t believe they weren’t more helpful. At least there was some free pizza so you weren’t starving.

  13. Sweat is sexy!

    Love those mini raw revolution bars

  14. I don’t know how you ran 10 miles on the treadmill. Great job!

  15. Great run, girly! And love the truck! :)

  16. wow, major props for staying on the tready for so long! kill me!

  17. Kudos to you for 10 miles on the dreadmill. I usually want to put myself out of my misery around mile 3.

    My worst waiting experience was probably buying my condo. I submitted the offer in March, and we finally closed in August! The communication on/ from the sellers side was terrible! Thank goodness my agent was on the ball and then some or I’d probably STILL be trying to buy this place! Short sales are such nightmares!

    I had a pretty “awesome” dealership experience when I was buying my car. The sales guy was really great, but then he brought over his manager who was a total d-bag. After trying to start a screaming match with my father, this guy actually followed us out of the building yelling at us!

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