The Hoovers got a new truck today.
Well, just new to us. It's an '04 Dodge Ram 4x4, diesel, quad-cab, hard bed cover, only has 5k miles, running boards, CD player, blah blah blah blah blah. I refuse to drive it. I don't want the truck. Am I being a baby? Yep. I freely admit it.
The truck we had (actually we still have it - anyone wanna buy a truck?) is a 98 Chevy 3/4 ton, 4x4, etc. Nice truck. Has served us well for 4 years. Nothing wrong with it - hasn't even rolled over 100k miles yet. The van I drive is a 98 Astro Van - it has a trick window that if you roll it down too far it gets tired and has to rest before you can roll it up all the way (handy in torrential downpours), the back doors don't open and haven't since June, it rolled over 100k miles when I was in Branson a few weeks ago, I drive it all over the country running the Mom Taxi and will put many many more on it before it's all said and done(but it at least has a kick-ass CD player/sound system in it for my many adventures - the better to hear hours upon hours of Veggie Tales and the blasted Shrek2 Party songs/karaoke CD). Has anyone gotten my point yet?
I NEED A NEW VAN MORE THAN MY HUSBAND NEEDED A NEW TRUCK. THIS IS NOT A HARD CONCEPT TO WRAP YOUR BRAIN AROUND, IS IT? THE WORSE-OFF OF THE TWO FAMILY VEHICLES SHOULD BE THE FIRST ONE REPLACED, AM I NOT CORRECT? AM I YELLING? YOU BETCH'UM, RED RYDER.
I am pouting.
I am fuming.
I refuse to drive the new truck.
I actually crossed my arms across my chest this afternoon, struck a "screw you buddy" pose and vehemently shook my head no in response to being asked if I wanted to drive the new truck.
How long will my strike last? Mmmmmdunno. It doesn't matter really. Even if I break down and drive the new truck I will never like it. Ever. Never. Nope. It ain't gonna happen.
Will I ever again speak to my husband about the truck without gritting my teeth? I seriously doubt that one.
He washed it twice today. I kicked the tires. And it wasn't because I was checking them. I was just kicking them because it felt good.