Monday, August 07, 2006

the difference between boys and girls

i have been hearing about how i need new tires and mine are 'worn slap out' for like 3ish weeks. so finally, two weekends ago i went and got tires. tires buying is, in fact, no fun. they are mucho expensioso and are not something i can wear. although, my mom says think of it as new shoes for your car.

anyway, josh goes with me and the tire guy comes out 'how may i help you today?' i reply 'i need new tires' and then he goes off the deep end spouting out numbers and letters and writing things on his little clip board and pointing at my tires.

i stand idly by.

josh nods and answers a few of tire guy's questions.

i stand idly by.

we all walk inside where it is explained to me and that i can get this one or this one or this one. at this point josh turns to me and says 'which ones do you like?'

i stand idly by.

then a slew of questions run thru my mind - huh? wha? which ones do i like? we are talking about tires, right? aren't they all the same? aren't they just tires? they all look the same to me.

so i say 'i don't care' - and he says get these, these are cool and blah, blah, blah and starts talking in that guy language that flies right past me without so much as a drop of understanding. i say 'ok'.

after they have been put on we inspect them and they do look pretty good - they take up more space in the fender well area thing and i do like that. also, i sit up a tid bit higher.

as we drove away from the tire place josh says 'are you going to show jill your new tires?' and i answer 'if i remember' while i think to myself 'no, but i am going to tell her about this conversation.' then he goes on to explain that when guys get new tires they show all their buddies.

mentally, i shake my head at that.

girls don't care about tires. they are, apparently, very important to boys.


  • i would show people my tires, but that would require them to look at my car which i am not at all in favor of.

    unless the conversation is along the lines of; who bought the biggest thing on eBay in which case i usually win.

    By Anonymous piehammer, at August 7, 2006 at 11:41 AM  

  • When I don't understand what the guys are talking about -- I just say I want the best quality at the best price!

    By Anonymous Susan, at August 7, 2006 at 5:51 PM  

  • k girls - you're making us look bad... always, always ask ?s and make sure you know what you're buying! why do you think it took me a month to find a new car?

    By Blogger jodi, at August 7, 2006 at 10:38 PM  

  • susan - i just stand there and wait for it to be over.

    jodi - i don't ask questions, you know me - i don't like help.

    By Blogger anna, at August 8, 2006 at 8:42 AM  

  • I love the research part of buying something new. Not so much for tires though...

    By Anonymous piehammer, at August 8, 2006 at 9:22 AM  

  • you would

    By Blogger anna, at August 8, 2006 at 9:29 AM  

  • by the way, i checked out your tires.

    i have neither questions nor comments about them.

    By Anonymous piehammer, at August 8, 2006 at 11:10 AM  

  • i would have to agree tires arent a big turn on for me, but i also agree that the research and final purchase is very satisfying

    By Blogger jodi, at August 8, 2006 at 11:13 AM  

  • you don't have a comment? shocking.

    i am much more of an impulse/impatient buyer. i don't ask questions or research.

    By Blogger anna, at August 8, 2006 at 12:20 PM  

  • purchases like tires and mattresses just make me think about what else i could be doing with that large sum of cash.

    By Anonymous piehammer, at August 8, 2006 at 2:08 PM  

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