Thursday, May 7, 2009

My credit score is negative, that's why.

For the record, it is now 6:38 in the PM and I am still on plan. CUE THE TRUMPETS.

Turkey burgers for dinner...eventually. Snoozers, but at least they're fast.

We were supposed to go for a walk, but Jeff like almost passed out from heat exhaustion just having to drive me home from work. We made two whole stops, so he's tapped out. Poor lil' fella.

We went to Aaron's Rent-to-Own and Rent-A-Center. More like Anal Rape-to-Own and RAPE-A-Center. HOW DO THESE PEOPLE SLEEP AT NIGHT?? Seriously man, they are off their rocker if they think I'm paying over 2 grand for a fucking TV that's worth 400 bucks, TOPS. That is one hell of a mark-up. I'll just save up and go to Wal-Mart in a couple months. Eff that noise.

This was my first experience with those rental lease places. How the heck are they still in business? Well, I dunno, as a kid, like pretty much everything we owned was from one of those places. No wonder we were always so damn broke! My dad was the WORST with money. Mostly because he spent it all on alcohol and horses then we had to pay $16 a week for 1400 weeks for a washer/dryer. Welcome to my white trash past...present...future(?)

NO. Cycle ends here. I will get a TV when I can afford it. The end.

16 comments:

mommie2lea said...

You seriously made me snort with the "Anal Rape-to-Own". You are so damn funny.

On a serious note it's sad that this is also very accurate, all the taking advantage of people with difficult financial circumstances. Great decision on your part.

tantra flower said...

Good for you! You'll sleep better at night without the payment. Pay with cash ---> Peace of mind. :)

Lorie said...

I hate those rental places. My ex husband bought EVERYTHING there. Could explain why I never had anything after the divorce...lol

TJ said...

good job on being OP today! Whoopp whooopp!!

good job on skippin the rent to own...by the time you own it you could have bought 5 tv's lol damn they really get ya huh?

:)tj

Camevil said...

Anal rape and no reach around. Fuckers.

Madame said...

lol!!! I'd say those were accurate terms for those "rent t' own" places ... it's not worth it ... I grew up in a home with quite a few of those items too ... seemed like my mom was paying forever!!!

Kelly said...

OMG, stop it. I'm laughing so hard. Girl, wish you were closer. Think we could have some laughs over a rita or two.
Congrats for staying on plan. That's a major achievement especially after Rape to own encounter.

wildfluffysheep said...

*makes a trumpet like noise*

Eeepp. I had no idea about places like that. I got a second hand tv donated by my parents. Though some times I wish we didn't have since I spend soooo much time parked on my arse in front of it.

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

I've seen the commercials for the rent-to-own places, but I never understood them! Check out Good Will & Salvation Army first if you REALLY need something. You'll get it for cheap AND since you'll save so much money, you'll be able to set money aside and save for the bigger bad ass version that you really want.

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Natasha said...

LOL!!

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Carlos said...

everybody knows it's much more expensive to rent anal rape...

Shelley said...

Good for you for not falling into the rent-to-own trap!

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*Kristine* said...

Rent anal rape eh? Sounds like tons of fun. Good for you for deciding not to do it. Tons of stores are bringing layaway back :)

arielcircleofnine said...

LMFAO. Coming here is always good for a real honest to goodness LOL. Not the gay internet-only kind, but like, "what the hell are you laughing about in there??" from other parts of the house LOL. Plus I like to read about whats going on with ya.
You got it right---save your pennies till you can buy a tv outright, those rental places are unreal! They do prey on people bigtime, its scary shit and seriously after a certain point should be illegal.
Congrats for being on plan....*tries to make a trumpet-like noise to accompany wildfluffysheep in a fantabulous duet*
Hope the turkey burgers were good!

Pumpkin said...

I can beat your white trash past. When I was a kid, my mom used a RTO place to buy a refrigerator because we'd been using an ice cooler for months.. not fun. Well, we had it for 2 months before it was repossessed! We went back to the ice cooler until we moved into an apartment that came with a refrigerator. Ohhh, memories!

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