Monday, December 8, 2008

I Cannot Be Guilted Into Anything

Trying to guilt me into something never works. My mom tried it for years. Hubby has tried it. It really just makes me want to do the exact opposite of whatever the guilter-er wants.

So when I hear a commercial on the radio telling me to buy American because it's just the right thing to do I get a little annoyed. I'm not going to buy American if the product sucks. I prefer buying American but I also prefer a quality product.

A local car dealership has an ad that tries telling me that it is my duty to save them by buying their GM/Ford/whatever U.S. cars. They say something about "those buying because they can and those who are buying because they want to" ... huh? Shouldn't those two things be the same? If I want to I should be able to? Or is that too logical?

I just hate the ad every time it comes on. I drive a Toyota Rav4 and I absolutely love it. It's the perfect car for me and I'll have it paid off in less than 2 months. I plan to drive it until it dies and that shouldn't be for another good 10 years.

Our Ford F150 on the other hand I expect to die much sooner. Although so far so good.

Maybe if Detroit wasn't such a mess they would have focused on building ... you know ... GOOD CARS in the last few decades.

4 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Preach it. We have a Honda and a Mercedes. Trouble free the both of them. I'm not buying one of the big 3 cars either. For the same reason you aren't going to. :)

SpeakDog said...

This is off-topic, but did you see that Amazon has changed their "holiday" thing to the 12 Days of Christmas?

I knew Amazon wouldn't let me down!

pamibe said...

I hear ya; someone tries to tell me what I should do 'because' and I simply must do the opposite.

Though I do try to buy American, if the superior product is made elsewhere, so be it.

We drive Jeeps, just because we love 'em. Nothing patriotic about it, though we are patriotic. Everything else Detroit makes seems sadly lacking.

Can someone tell me... no, not gonna rant. Ugh...

CastoCreations said...

I'm SO glad I'm not the only one!!! =)