Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Worst Sales Pitch Ever.

Only a month into marriage and JD and I realized that we really need something: A bigger car!
Over one month of marriage, we borrowed my dad's Highlander and trailer probably 8 times! So we set out last week to upgrade my car just a little bit. It's not our long-term plan, but it will be great for a while.
This is the back-story of how we ended up talking to the worst used car salesman in the world.

We got back from test-driving an SUV and we start listing a few concerns to the salesman. Here are some of the responses that we got from him:

"Oh- that indicator light isn't a problem! I looked it up on the internet. Trust me."
"You're an engineer?! Can't you afford better than this?"
"The boss is gone now. What do you want? Money off? All I want to do today is make some money so that I didn't work for free. I'll make this work."
"I'll grab the window button out of my car and swap it out for you if that'll make the deal!"
"Yeah- Toyota is the one brand that we don't have to apologize for all the time when customers want to return their cars."
"Oh. That's broken from *big* people sitting on it." (seriously?!?!)
"Since you went to college, life for you is like roller skates. I'm walking without shoes on a bed of oyster shells. Must be nice to be you!"
"Wait. When you got out of school, you must have started at $__________." That was when he tried to guess JD's salary and I knew that we were done.

I don't usually like to jump onto abbreviation bandwagons but SMH! ("shake my head" for you folks like me who don't keep up with what the cool kids are abbreviating these days!)
As I got up this morning and was laughing over all of the silly things that this salesman said to us last night, I thought about the ridiculous things that I've said to people.
I've made assumptions.
I've thought that they must have it easier than me.
I've let my selfishness shine through.
I've said downright offensive things (hopefully only a handful of times).

And I'll tell you what. I'm so grateful that the spirit of the Lord reigns in His children. I'm so grateful that people forgive me for the sometimes harmful words that come out of my mouth! Praise God that He gives us the ability to forgive and sometimes forget! And thank you.
Thank YOU for forgiving the times when I've assumed.
Thank YOU for forgiving my selfishness.
Thank YOU for forgiving the offensive.
And I thank God that He has given you that spirit and has forgiven me!

So today, thank the people who have listened to your ridiculous words. Thank them for sticking with you and forgiving you. And thank our Heavenly Father that He always sees and always forgives!

"O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let Thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart, Lord
Take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above."
"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing"

On June 17th, we sang:
"Heaven Fall Down" by Phil Wickham
"God is Able" by Hillsong
"Great I Am" by NewLife Worship
and "The One You Need" by Shane & Shane, in celebration of Father's Day!

On June 22nd, we sang:
"Holy, Holy, Holy (Savior & King)" by Gateway Worship
"Whom Shall I Fear" by Chris Tomlin
"Beautiful Things" by Gungor (from their live album)
"Waiting Here For You" by Jesus Culture (LOVE this song!)

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