I hate paperwork faff.
I finally have to sell my beloved car and all I can think of is the hassle. There’s loads of dings and scratches where I’ve been less than careful, there’s some corrosion, squeaky brakes, and two of the locks don’t work. It’s going to take a lot of hard graft to make this appealing to prospective buyers.
I was gutted when I got my first bad dent. It happened three weeks after I passed my test when a knob sped into a junction I was approaching the exit of. To avoid a head on collision, and risk hurting my heavily pregnant friend in the passenger seat, I pulled left and went into a parked car. The knob and the parked car were undamaged but I got a nice big crease down the side. I was so mad, mainly at myself. And then I stopped caring and let my car get into whatever state it would.
I’m lucky that I will still be mobile. My Parents are upgrading to get a better car for Mum’s wheelchair, so I’ve got their old one, which is still newer/better than mine.
This sounds ridiculous, but I struggled for ages with the thought of giving up my car. It still runs really well and is a pleasure to drive, so many storage solutions too, and I’m really attached to it. The ‘new’ car seems so sterile and unfamiliar in comparison. I would be a fool not to take it, but I actually got upset thinking about having to sell mine.
My first car. My baby. I’m going to miss it so much until the next one feels more like my own. The pressure I put on myself not to turn it into a shit tip will undoubtedly mean it will become one! It is in my name now but I’m not insured yet. I get anxious over form filling, and major change. I was happily willing to run mine into the ground, but it’s becoming way too uneconomical for me to maintain. Eventually, replacement parts would cost more than what the car is worth. So rationally, I know this is the best decision, but emotionally I’m still torn.
There are much worse things in the world to be upset about, but when you get emotionally attached to objects, it feels like a bigger deal than it looks to everyone else. I will have to force myself to be grateful that I can even drive, and have use of a car. Just not looking forward to the selling process.
Mr. Ponytail is being so helpful and fixing things on my behalf. I shall thank him by putting him on my new insurance. We can share the responsibility of long drives, yay!
This is a really crap post compared to my others, but I’m only using it to blurt what I struggle to express verbally. That I’m dreading paperwork and really going to miss my car. Could have just written that one sentence and be done really. That’s not what us wafflers do though. Hopefully my next post will include more riveting content…