Learning Curve with My New Landlording Vehicle

Here’s an update on my new Landlording vehicle.

As many of you know I bought a little Chevrolet HHR. And I still love it.

I can drive it around my tenants and still increase their rents.

Antique Chevrolet

Here’s an update on my new Landlording vehicle.

(See Finding the Correct Car to Drive Around Tenants) 

As many of you know I bought a little Chevrolet HHR.  And I still love it.

 

I can drive it around my [tag-tec]tenants[/tag-tec] and still increase their [tag-self]rents[/tag-self].   

 

Except…

 

Actually it’s more of an  [tag-ice]Onstar[/tag-ice] problem.

 

At first it was fun to have Onstar for free (12 months’ worth) even if I never thought I’d actually use it. 

 

And I liked to brag that my car had e-mailed me right after it had  arrived in my driveway to inform me everything was fine.  All systems were “go”. 

 

What a smart little roadster. 

 

But I got really irritated this past  Saturday as I was making a tricky  left turn into traffic and suddenly my radio stopped playing.  A text message was flowing across it stating I had a phone call.

 

What?  Who would be calling my car?    

 

Of course it was a wrong number.  It took me a whole block to convince the caller I didn’t know him and he didn’t know me and to get off the phone, for crying out loud. 

 

Then I couldn’t figure out how to turn him off.  Or turn Onstar off.

Which button should I punch?

 

Whoops, wrong one. 

 

Now what?

 

That’s when the Onstar operator came on  repeating “Onstar, Onstar.”  Just like the  commercials.

 

I didn’t answer.  Maybe she’d just go away.

 

By then I was at a  red light and  feeling really stupid carrying on a conversation with  the rear view mirror.  What if another motorist were to think I was talking to myself?  

 

Here’s my point.

 

Why is it  everything has to have such a learning curve? 

 

I knew computering with this website would be a challenge. And we can’t even change channels  on our T.V.’s  any more without  first locating our complicated remote controls.

 

But driving a Chevrolet?  Who would have thought?

 

 

 

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