Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lack of Aggravation Where You Least Expect It

So last week I talked about how great our hospital system is, and everyone agreed and some had their own horror stories which were much worse than my own. So this week, I thought I'd continue my tirade and mention a couple of other things that I find strange or aggravating and then surprise you by telling you about something that SHOULD have been aggravating and wasn't.

So first off in the "huh" list - clothes where the label says "One Size Fits All." Uh, not? So you have one size shirt and let's just say it's an extra-large for example. So everyone who wears an x-large will look okay in the shirt and everyone smaller can certainly get in the shirt, but can we please get a definition of "fit." I mean, if you're an x-small, an x-large may go over your shoulders, but what's to stop it from continuing over your hips and onto the floor. And then there's the opposite problem - if you're bigger than an x-large, then it might cover your all, but something equally as important might just be hanging out. I once say a nightshirt in WalMart that had it right - the tag read "One Size Fits Most."

Next complaint - you know I couldn't be complaining and not mention clothes. So I did a rant about babydoll tops a month or so ago, and this is part two of the "fail to boobage" class of fashion wear - bathing suits. Can someone please explain to me why if any woman can buy a great set of boob for 5k, all bathing suits seem to be made for women with an A cup?????

Last complaint - grocery shopping. I was in the grocery store on Sunday and wanted to pick some diet shakes. Why does every distributor think that all people are insulin resistant??????? You can enter a diet aisle without seeing a billion products directed at people's problem with carbs. Well, it just so happens that I don't have a problem with carbs, or sugar, for that matter. I am FAT resistant. So while I could eat a steady diet of Lipton noodles, low fat brownies and light beer and still loose weight, don't thing in a single egg or god forbid butter or I'm not only not losing, I'm gaining. Well, I couldn't find a single shake with less than 5 grams of fat b/c they're all geared for the atkins leftovers. Since my daily intake of fat is limited to 20 grams, I'm not exactly eager to get a fourth of my daily dose out of a bad tasting shake.

Now, for my surprising non-aggravation story. I bought a new car! AND they offered it at $200 over invoice right from the start, showed me the invoice, and told me they had great financing. So I test drove the vehicle, liked it a lot, but didn't feel like commiting right away. So I headed back to work (I had done this on my lunch hour) then called the back that afternoon to ask what they could do with the financing. They called back literally 2 minutes later and said absolutely no money out of pocket (unless I wanted) and 0% for five years. So being cool as always, I said "you're kidding me."

They weren't kidding. So I had a co-worker take me around the corner to the dealership and I signed the paperwork for my new car. I got a Suzuki SX4 Hatchback. It's an economy cross-over SUV. Quite frankly, it looks like my Infiniti Crossover SUV had a baby. :) Except the baby gets double the gas mileage and I'm purchasing it for $400 less a month than I was leasing the Infiniti.

So yeah! New car and no aggravation - what are the frigging odds?

Requested pics - this is what the car looks like now:

This is what it will most likely resemble when I am done with mods - except with black base and lots of turquoise in the graphics. :)

Deadly (Dumbstruck) DeLeon


Jenyfer Matthews said...

Wow - congratulations on the new car! I'd still be looking for a catch on that one too, but I guess maybe they are just *that* anxious to sell a new car these days.

I too hate the "one size fits all" label :)

Christie Craig said...

Wow! Congrats on the new car. My daughter bought a new car yesterday and she was shocked at how easy it was, too. Hmmm...Maybe the car industry got tired of all the jokes.

As for the other complaints... Ugg. One size fits all has always thrown me, too.

Crime Scene Christie

Terri Osburn said...

I'm with you on the bathing suit thing. I finally managed to find a suit I love that fits in all the right places. It actually looks like a little black mini-dress which works well for me since that means no rolls! Well, none showing anyway.

Congrats on the car. I did some car shopping in the last month but am too upside down in my current vehicle. So, I'll keep paying. No biggie.

I'll throw in a complaint about shoes. Why do they either have to look like a teenager would wear them, a 90 year old would wear them, or a hooker would wear them?

Jana DeLeon said...

Jenyfer - I know, that's why I kept asking - so it's REALLY 0% - and being an accountant, you KNOW I ran an amortization schedule before I signed paperwork. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks Christie! I think the car industry is hurting. I was surprised at the simplicity, especially given that I was purchasing an economy car. I figured if anything, incentives on those would be much lower than the gas guzzlers. But I guess no one is buying anything right now. Hey, good for me!

Jana DeLeon said...

Terrio - Upside down sucks. As a matter of fact, my lease on the other car is not up until Nov, so right now I am paying for two cars. But I was already over on my lease mileage and the other car got 15 mpg, so I am literally saving $200/month by paying for 2 cars and driving one. How screwed up is that?

Of course, I'll be eating peanut butter sandwiches till December too. :)

And while I hear ya on the shoes, I have to admit, I am a serious hooker shoe type of gal. I've got on a pair of Chinese Laundry platforms today that are at least six inches high. Very sexy!

Gemma Halliday said...

Congrats on the new car! Pics?

I am SO with you on bathing suits! It is next to impossible to find a cute suit that the girls aren't falling out of. I don't mind showing a little cleavage, but with 90% of them wardrobe malfunction is a distinct possibility.


EmilyBryan said...

Cool about the new car.

I'm so with you on bathing suits! Oh my gosh! I haven't been an A cup since 5th grade.

Dressing a figure that can most kindly be described as "abundant" is a definite challenge. I have to be so careful about necklines. What's demure on someone else, looks like Elvira on me. And finding a suit jacket that handles the freight and doesn't look like it was designed for a linebacker? Let's just say, I have to lock and load.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new car!!!

Re the complaints, may I just say, "Amen, sister!" *g*

Keri Ford said...

Congrats on the new car! so jealous. I'm in my hubby's truck that he has jacked up several inches. Let me tell you how much fun that is to put a baby in and out of the car seat.

Jana DeLeon said...

LOL Gemma on the wardrobe malfunction - it is a very real possibility! And god knows, I don't want to be known as that woman who "thought she could be Janet Jackson." :)

I'll find a pic somewhere and update the blog.

Jana DeLeon said...

LOL Emily - I love the lock and load comment - AND I resemble it. I often find that despite much rearage (think Jennifer Lopez), I still need a size larger in the top.

Jana DeLeon said...

Tori - You can getta "amen!" :)

Jana DeLeon said...

LOL Keri - just toss the baby in like an NFL quarterback. :) My SIL has one of those huge Dodge pickups so I know exactly what you mean. :)

Beth said...

Bathing suits are the worst. And even if they fit, there is NO support! I don't have girls, I have WOMEN and would appreciate a suit that will sustain them. The closest I've come is Land's End. Their cups are full enough to fit my ladies and you can even get underwire.
Congrats on the new car. We had a similar experience at Saturn when they used to have the 'no-dicker sticker'. It was the only time DH & I walked out of a dealership without the nagging feeling that we somehow got screwed but couldn't figure out just how they did it. It was a pleasure to buy that car and we still have it!

Jana DeLeon said...

LOL Beth - I'll have to remember "women" not girls. :)

If you haven't figured out how you got screwed yet on the car - either you didn't or they're really, really good. But I've always heard good things about Saturn, too.