I need a new car. It doesn't necessarily have to be NEW, just new-to-me. We've got a car guy doing the auction thing, looking for one for me, but he wanted an idea of what to get, since he doesn't know me well enough to just choose.
We narrowed down the makes and models - I'm a suburban working mom without a car fetish - I need 4 doors, enough room to cart kids and the crap of my life around. Must get good gas mileage. Pretty straightforward, and I'm not that picky. So it was assumed that I would be pretty easygoing about any car. They we started talking about colour. Currently, I drive a silver grey Civic. And I've mentioned before to the guys how difficult it is to find in parking lots some days, because EVERYONE drives a silver grey sedan. So he assumed that I wouldn't want another silver grey car. Wrong. I like grey. So when I was talking to the car guy he figured that since I liked grey, white would also be okay. Wrong again. I hate white cars (sorry for any of you with them - they just don't do it for me). It was brought up that birds like to poop on my car, so white might make sense. Maybe, but I don't want a white car. Nor will I drive a blue car. (Again, sorry if you like blue cars). Red is good, but only certain shades of red. Bright red - good, burgundy, not good. (I may be pissing a lot of people off here...) So according to the guys, I have made it difficult to buy a car at auction. Most people have specific demands on make and model - I'm picky about colour. Charcoal, silver, black, some reds, and only specific metallic taupes are good. Some reds, all whites, blues, and anything in the yellow family - not good. Green, while my favourite colour, is not always good for cars. A vintage Triumph TR-6 in British Racing Green - good. Anything else, not good.
After this conversation, Car Guy and Husband just shook their heads. "Keep your cell phone on" is all Car Guy said to me. "I'll check with you before I do anything..."
You'd think I was being difficult or something.