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 [tag-tec]tenants[/tag-tec] and still increase their [tag-self]rents[/tag-self].
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.
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?