Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I Went To The Toyota Dealership And All I Got Was A Dang Coffee Mug

So, how was your holiday weekend?  Mine was loads for fun.  My cousin April is in town for a couple of weeks, and I promise we have planned some great field trips for your reading adventure.  

But first.  I must discuss with you my trip to the local Toyota Dealership last Wednesday.  

You know how you and your significant other are sitting there at night, just watching the local news, and they flash a little sign thing that says, "TEXT SUCH AND SUCH NUMBER WITH THE MESSAGE SO AND SO, TO WIN THIS OR THAT"?  First of all, you are frantically trying to remember the 5 digit number they flashed to text them to.  Come on, get with the program Dazee.

What was the text and who was it to?  It was to the local Fox TV station, Fox 13, and they were giving away a Toyota RAV4.  I entered it, thinking to myself, well that was a waste of time, but what the heck, if you don't try, you won't win.  Much to my amazement, I got a phone call from the station the following week telling me that I was one of the lucky 40 that had been selected to go to the dealership to see if I could win it.  After picking my jaw up off the floor, I gave her my email address so she could send me the rules and regulations.

But wait, out of those 40, they would draw out 27 numbers, and you didn't even get to try  to win the car.  You were just out.  Dang, the pressure.  

When it was sign in time, I was assigned number 10.  I wore my number proudly.  My number was not called.  I started hyperventilating.  I was going to be one of the lucky 13 that got to draw a key and see if it set off the alarm.  

Sidebar:  This is especially a car I would like to win, because we are selling my car because of the job situation for the money, so another car would come in handy. 

It was my turn to be on live TV.  I get really nervous and silly when I'm uncomfortable.  I recorded the news that morning in case I was one of the lucky ones.  It was my turn to choose a key, walk up to the RAV4, and push the panic button.

(I took these pictures off of my TV, so sorry about the quality)

Pushing the panic button

As you can tell, the alarm did not sound

The camera man thought that I was a good person to keep the camera on.
Me walking away 

Continuing to walk, camera man in tow

Me getting my wonderful parting gift.

It was fun, but I was super sad I didn't win.  But April, Mr Dazee, my daughter and her kids got a tremendous kick out of my pouty lip.  

I did try to get one of the office chairs out of the manager of the dealership.  They were freaking comfortable.  I was working it people.  He of course was having nothing to do with it.  I was like, oh come on, what's another 100 dollar chair, you just gave away an expensive car.  The jerk.  I even mentioned the word, 'FREE ADVERTISING' on my blog.  Too bad so sad, he ain't getting it now.


  1. Looks like my granddaughter when her brother knocks over her Legos!

  2. Sorry you didn't win, but good that you were able to at least try the key! Love your pictures!

  3. Hey you look just like Grumpy Cat!! :D

    Damn I'm sorry you didn't win but it looks like a fun experience, and it's always good to read a new post from you too. :)

  4. Stinkin rip off ideas anyway... and if it was B B Toyota (you'll know who I mean) RUN AWAY AS FAST AS U CAN!! First three words in this comment apply to afore mentioned establishment. Ok, end of that rant...you look so cute when your pouty:) And whattheheck, you got your few minutes of fame so there! xoxo
    Oh, have fun with April:)

  5. What a sad face. I think you should have won something for that alone and no....not a mug.

  6. You certainly were rockin' that pout! Is that how you get special treatment from Mr. Dazee?

    You'd have had to pay taxes on that new car - far better to win the mug. The sales manager should have given you the darned chair, too!

  7. How sad. :( That's cool that you got to try, but I'm sorry you didn't win!!