A Little Brown? That's Okay. A Little Black? Oh Shite!  

vrec_dawn 39M
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8/18/2006 4:07 pm

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8/19/2006 7:17 pm

A Little Brown? That's Okay. A Little Black? Oh Shite!

So, this being AdultFriendFinder, what were you twisted little monkeys thinking this post would be about? >>!

Well, if you guessed burnt toast, you're right!

I burned my dinner.

Oh well. I won't let that ruin my day! It's a good day. It's an $$$ unexpected money $$$ day.

It started out happy when I got my paycheck, opened it up, and saw a $550 bonus! You see normally we get (in theory) a quarterly bonus based on the company's performance. And before you start to think that's cool, let me point out that the performance is not based against anything sane like last quarter, last year this quarter, or something that shows growth. No, it's based on arbitrary performance numbers of what the top beancounters would like to "see". Now, let me take that even a step further. It was implemented at a time to "replace" our normal contractually-required cost of living adjustment. For a year and a half we saw no raises whatsoever, all to support the starting of this bonus program. And these performance numbers were completely and totally unreachable. Until now at best my bonus on any quarter hasn't been enough to buy lunch at McDonalds! So to actually see $550 as a bonus means we must have freaking rocked last quarter and taken the beancounters by surprise!

Anywho, so that was money one.

money two was when the Progressive dude came to snap pictures of my car and tell me how little, if anything at all, I'd get for my lame arsed run-down car after being rear-ended. I mean, come on, blue book value with the 219,000 miles I've got on it? Another McDonald's lunch maybe.

But no, they I guess go by some weird pricing system, and he figures my car is worth two grand by their calculations, and so wrote a cheque then and there for $1100 for 'repairs'. Now, what are the odds I'm gonna repair that PoS with my Prius coming so soon? As much as I'm tempted, because it's been a faithful car, and it'd be hillarious to pimp out a Mercury Sable as a demented hobby, I'm thinking maybe just put that on my down payment for the Prius anyway.

So, yeah, it's been a cool day. I'm thinking that unless I lose my mind, I should be adding this almost two grand to my down payment for the Prius. That should help! money from heaven? I'll take it!

druidrocker 62F

8/18/2006 7:07 pm

congrats - I am glad somebody is being gifted - may the blessings continue !

vrec_dawn replies on 8/19/2006 5:53 am:

I'm also thinking maybe I should keep a certain amount free for misc. expenses like wine... He he he.

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