Friday, August 05, 2005

The Greatest Indignity - and Taxes

We just purchased a new vehicle - used, but new for us. It is a 97 Jeep Cherokee and we got it a couple thousand below the Blue Book price. Nice and nicer. It's got its downsides, but overall the vehicle is very cool. And that's what matters, isn't it, that it's cool? My greatest grievance is that I don't get to drive it during the week. Laura drives it to work while I drive around the minivan. The de-masculinization continues.


In North Carolina, we have a tax-free weekend "holiday" before school starts each year. You can shop for school supplies - computers, clothes, supplies, etc - without having to pay taxes on any of it. It starts today. Last night on the little news-blurb commercials - you know the ones: "Thousands die of local plague. We'll tell you how you can avoid certain death at 11:00." - the anchor wondered if, with our current budget woes, we deserved a tax-free weekend. Laura and I laughed and laughed and laughed. Deserve? Pish.

7 comments:

Juliabohemian said...

just pretend it's the A-team van...

Scott said...

lol - I'll do that. It will have to be the A-team van playing kids' music. We'll be undercover, of course.

Sherry C said...

Yes, you could get some of those stupid bullet-hole stickers to put on the side panels--make it look like you've really seen some action in this sweet ride.

Sherry C said...

And a tax-free weekend? That's pretty cool. Cooler yet is a state like Montana or Oregon, where every day is sales tax-free.

Scott said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah - rub it in, Sherry.

mrsfish said...

I had never heard of such a thing as tax free day, but apparently Va has it too. I didn't hear about it till I had spent all my school clothes and supplies money :(

Oh well, next year.

Scott said...

Sorry, mrsfish. That's gotta sting a little bit.

Maybe I'll pimp my ride and get spinning hubcaps, violet lights, and some hydraulics installed. The bullet-stickers are a good idea as well.