A Padre Island sunrise

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Low lifes & other changes

The other day we had lunch at a restaurant in town. The restaurant was right next door to a small used car outlet for a bigger dealer, the place used to be a Sonic drive-in.
It's not a bad idea, a covered area to park a used car. 

A Maui sunset.  I'm talking about used car salesmen. This is better

We weren't looking for anything, It had just been a long time since I'd gone to a used car lot.

Clean cars, most were only a couple of years old but none had prices listed.

A Pacifica, CA sunset, look close at this one!

The sales guy came out and started talking... we asked about the prices & he said, "We don't list them because we have special prices for special people."

It all came back... I remembered back in the last century, used car dealers were "not highly regarded".  Since then, many professions have joined the ranks of "not highly regarded"... like politicians and assorted bureaucrats.

I do remember my first real visit to a used car lot.

It was good to see that used car dealers hadn't changed since the last time I saw one.  

I keep recalling the term 'scum of the earth.'

Sunrise from Padre Island,TX is a nice way to end a talk about used car salesmen

I needed pictures, what's a blog without pictures? After a blog talking about used car salesmen I needed good pictures!

Sunrises & sunsets are always worth the time!


  1. Talking about used car salesmen! Wash your blog out with soap.

    1. I know... but I was shocked after our visit & had to say something.
      My real shock was that I forgotten what a visit to a used car lot could be like..

  2. Not that I would ever buy another new car but, anymore, that's the nice thing about shopping online = never having to speak with those high pressure goons. Per used vehicles, better deals can *always* be found buying from real people -- not used car salesmen. I'm not sure why anyone would ever want to deal with one of them -- better rigs and better prices buying from previous owners. :)

    1. Craigslist & auto auctions are where I usually go 1st the last 15 yr or so.

  3. "We don't list them because we have special prices for special people."

    jajajajaja...they have not changed one bit! I enjoyed your sunset pictures.

    1. Dud you take a close look at the Pacifica sunset? There is a big fin off to the left.
      That was different .... used car salesmen are used car salesman.

      Thanks for visiting!