Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Alternate Versions of Math

DH: Honey, I'm thinking that in about 3 years or so, I might get a new car and you can have the CRV.

Me: What makes you think I want your cast-off car, or that I'm looking to replace my Civic? I love my Civic.

DH: Well, the CRV has lots more bells and whistles on it than your car and it'll be paid off, so we'll still only have one car payment. Besides, I've driven your car in the winter, it sucks.

Me: Let's see, my Civic has 80,000 miles on it, I average about 12,000 miles a year, so in three years it'll have 120,000 miles on it. I may be in the market for a new car by then.

DH: How do you figure you'll have 120,000 miles on it? If you put 12,000 miles on it every year for 3 years, you'll have 116,000 miles on it.

Me: It's called rounding. It's what you do to make a point.

DH: Okay, but why would you round up? If you're looking to sell it, you don't want to round up.

Me: I'm not looking to sell it, I'm trying to figure out if I'll be in the market for a new car by then. The more miles I say it'll have, the more likely I am to be in the market for a new car.

DH: You damn marketers and your rounding.

Me: You accountants and your accuracy.

From the backseat: If you wait 7 more years I'll take the CRV!

DH and Me: No, you can have the Civic then.

From the back seat: Oh come on...


  1. Anonymous8:22 PM

    Thx for your post, I really enjoy your blog. Long time lurker, first time commenter, you know the drill. I tried to share this one time before, I don’t think it posted correctly…hopefully it will this time!

  2. Thanks for commenting! My blog looks so lonely with al the comments on my FB page and not on the blog itself...

  3. That is hilarious. You should get the next car, DH got his, let'm wait. That's my girl. Me, no new cars, just fix the old. Less outlay of money in the long run.

  4. Very much ENJOY this post. But man, I live close to work and put on a LOT more miles then you. I got my car 6 years ago and it has 120,000 miles on it. It damn well better keep going for a LONG while! Plus.... I plan to hit up my Dad for his BMW when he is ready to move on. So when it comes to the the back seat comment... well, some things will NEVER change!!!!! : )

  5. Grandma Bonnie7:09 PM

    And those 7 years will really fly by. But, man, she's thinking about driving already!!??