It had been a while since I’d bought a car.
Over two years.
That may not seem a long time, but if you lead a dog’s life then that’s like ten odd years I’m told. Maybe a little bit more.
So the first thing to do is convince yourself, you lead a dogs life.
Everything else should now fall into place.
Except for the minor detail about money.
Minor but irksome.
So I decided to do the second best thing. Buy a second hand car.
A call was placed to a friend who by the miracle of St.Ignacio happens to be a used car salesmen.
“Two hours…your office…two cars.”
Sure enough he was at my office in less than two hours with the two aforementioned vehicles.
Shows me the first one.
“2003…29,000km…4 lacs…accidented “
Points to the second one
“2003…38,000km…4 lacs…not accidented ..here drive”
Thrusts the key into my hand. I do a quick round. He does a quick sales spiel.
Before I can even say yes or no he’s already on the phone.
“2003…38,000km…4 lacs…no?… yes.. ok…ok…4.20 lacs final!
Hangs up “ good choice…4.20 it’s a steal…gimme advance.”
“5 k is ok.’
60 seconds later.
I’m standing on the road outside my office.
The two cars are gone.
I’m 5k poorer.
Had I just bought a car?