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So...Mike. He didn't have the exact Pilot I wanted, so we were going to get an accord, or a CRV and get the pilot later. As we are going out to the CRVs Frank sees the odyssey van, black in its glory. He fell in love. He wanted that van, he has had two Honda vans he ran to 300,000 miles in 5 years each, he loves them.
It was at that point I lost it. I became a sobbing hysterical freak in the middle of the showroom floor. I literally lost it. It was nothing we had talked about, he had now changed everything we wanted, everything we discussed and agreed to do. I had lost control of even the things we had talked about and decided to do. There was nothing left.
Poor Mike. He looked terrified. He yelled, I just want you to be happy! We both looked at him, Frank looks at the vehicle next to the van and said, what is that? Mike, astonished, said a Ridgeline. And immediately turned back into his car selling self.
I love trucks, Frank, it turns out, always wanted a truck. So we went into mikes office where I counted out crisp $100 bills and paid for a truck!
It has Been a fantasy of mine, to go into a car dealership, looking like a homeless refugee who hasn't had shampoo or conditioner in days, and count out the price of a car in $100 dollar bills. Seriously. We have actually talked about how amazing that would be. And I got to do that!
And, believe you me, they won't forget me ever!
So we were sitting there waiting to sign paper work, and Frank leans over the desk to throw out his water bottle. And he falls out of the roller chair, which throws the chair backwards 10 feet, he reaches out to grab at anything, and grabs a whole row of mike's award plaques pulling them down on top of him. I look to see home on his back, arms and legs flailing about the air like a cartoon turtle.
And he is bleeding from the inside of his elbow. The INSIDE! OMG!
I turned to look at Mike and calmly said.......now give me a REALLY big discount on that truck for trying to kill him.
I can tell you, Mike looked TERRIFIED once again!