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Old 11-15-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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During the first part of the day, I get overnight deliveries up until 11:00am from the various carriers (FedEx, DHL UPS Etc)

So the UPS guy comes in today and drops off a few packages for me and I sign, he leaves.

I go to sit at my desk to log them in and when im just about to get up from my desk, the UPS guy comes back to deliver a couple more packages.

As he aproaches my desk, he looks at my desktop and sees a pic of my 97 and asks "Is that your car?" I said "Yes, a Pontiac Bonneville. Supercharged with a couple of engine mods" The UPS guy then asks me "What year is it?" I said "It'* a 97" Then he goes on to say "Does it run? I felt like saying "no I just bought the car because I really like that body style and I enjoy watching it sit in my parking spot"

I ended up saying "Yes it runs, pretty well too" And his parting words were, "As long as it runs, thats all that matters".

What makes people say these things? Is it just to make small talk? Or is it that their just that stupid????

Whats your "Heres yer sign" Story???
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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Some people are about as bright as a blown lightbulb.

I had a guy walk up to me when I was leaving the store and asked me -

Guy - "Is that a Pontiac?" Me - "Uhhh...yeah?"

Guy - "Is this white?" Me - "Uhhh....duhh?"

Guy - "Is this the 3.8 V8 turbo one?" Me - "Uhhh....no, it'* a Supercharged V6."

Guy - "Ok bye."

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Thats ok, about 4 months ago I was looking into trading in my Bonne at a local Chevy dealer and here'* what i got...

Dealer dude: So that'* a Grand Prix SSE1 right?

Me: Uhm...no its a ...

Dealer Dude: *cuts me off* What do you mean no, I know my cars, I've worked for GM for 20 years!

Me: Well apperently you don't because first off that isn't a Grand Prix...It'* a Bonneville. And what the hell is a SSE1? It'* a SSEi

Dealer Dude: Ok well, is it a 4cyl or what?

Me: I thought you knew your cars mr. GM dude? It'* a 3.8L V6 Supercharged.

So we go outside, he pops the hood and says... Uhm..this car is not supercharged. Do you think I'm stupid?

Me: Ok then...well...what'* that right there? *points to supercharger*

Dealer Guy: Thats part of your engine, that aint no supercharger. You just want more money for this car.

At that point I looked at him and said give me my keys, he looked at me like WTF and I told him he was an idiot and I drove off
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LMAO, I'm with Pearl_bonnie02 on this one, only difference is mine was at meineke.

Me and the mechanic were discussing my engine and asked what car I had. I told him 93 bonneville ssei supercharged. He starts plugging it into the computer and asks if I'm sure it'* not an SE. I respond it has ssei badges and is supercharged. Then he tells me bonnevilles don't have superchargers. I said then can you come look and tell me what this is on top of my engine. He gives me the dumbass customer look. I hop in the car and burn some rubber leaving.

Wasn't sure what his sign was, but my sign was get the hell out of there since bonnevilles don't come with superchargers.
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ROFL

I have had two people ask me if mine was a Plymouth
One of them was even after I applied the Pontiac windshield banner!

Also had this conversation:
Guy:"Is that a Grand Prix?"
Me:"No its a...
Guy:"...Grand Am then?"
Me:"No its a Bonneville."
Guy:"Oh, haven't even heard of those"
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Years ago I have a Feiro. Guy cam up and said, nice car, I said thanks. Hes said, that a rear engine? I said yes. He then said, front wheel drive? Ahhh, ya, they ran a drive shaft up to front. Guy looked at me and walked away.
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