Tuesday, January 12, 2010
221 Days to go - Hitting the Off Switch
I also pulled the trigger on a treadmill. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate buying things? I think I'm turning into "grumpy old miser/man." /cueDanaCarveyimpersonation My buyer's regret hits even before I walk into the store. I actually don't mind running on treadmills, and we needed one so that teh wifey can run while I am travelling for work. That being said, buying a treadmill seems a lot like buying a mattress or a used car. Thankfully the salesperson didn't start pulling the obnoxious sales pickup lines, or I would have had to kick him to the curb. Literally and forcefully. One frustrating aspect is, you're buying something that is destined to get ground into dust, its only a matter of time until it breaks. You're just hoping that it lasts long enough to justify spending ridiculous amounts of money on it. Then there is the whole Jekyll/Hyde routine of the salesperson that starts the second you say you will buy something. Up to that point they love you, would do anything for you, are massaging your bunions while you run. Then you say you'll buy something and give them your money and it changes to, "OK Thanks bye now. Buh Bye. See ya. So long." /cueDavidSpade impersonation. Its a little unsettling.
Nevertheless we now own a treadmill. It isn't at our house yet, but we own it. And I plan to spend a few "off days" breaking it into bits...