Tuesday, October 26, 2010

dear jeep,

it's time that we had a talk.
i realize i've bashed on you a bit in the past and while some of our problems weren't always your fault (like how we drove you up a mountain too big for you) others were (like how you hated 5th gear). but here's the thing, i feel like we've come to an understanding. we promise to take you only on bumpy and snowy roads and in return you promise to not kill us on the highway. i think your new transmission and clutch might have something to do with this. either way, over the past year, i've started to love you again. you've taken us to telluride, gear and all, numerous hiking trips packed with 5 people and 2 dogs, and no matter how dirty you get you always clean up pretty good.

but jeep, charlie and i now own you, all of you. so i'm going to need you to last at least 10 more years. i know that sounds like a lot, but just remember all of your cousins that had 250,000+ miles before they kicked the bucket.
just think of all the adventures you'll have. i can promise you some good times my friend.
all i'm saying is, please last forever. and please be cheap about it.

love, your fam.


Anonymous said...

ahhh.... the letter to your car. i am very familiar with this type of automobile communication, possibly even a pro, and the consensus is good: be firm but kind.

unless your cars name is craig.

congrats on the final jeep payment :)

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Kath said...

My Isuzu is approaching 10 yrs old and I talk to it (plead with it??) all the time to stay healthy.