Monday, February 22, 2010

Olga and Eddie Travel The Country Viking Style

Today Eddie and I were talking about getting a bigger sleeper on our truck. I know, I know, we just got this one but we're already itching to go bigger. There are several reasons, one of them being the regulations that will be put in place in the coming years that have to do with emissions, etc. The engine we currently have in our truck won't meet the new regulations. Another reason is now that we've been in it for a year, the things we had no idea we even needed are now the things we want.

And what we want, is something like our friends
Jenny and Leif have. Our sleeper is 132" long; theirs is 170". It's truly amazing. So, while talking about it we had a few questions for them; how heavy their truck is (they have a Cascadia, we have a Coronado), what's their wheel base, what did they get for their trade in, etc. I called Jenny and left a message and a few minutes later, Leif called back. After a few pleasantries, I handed the phone over to Ed so the boys could talk specs.

After he got off the phone, he told me that Leif suggested we call his salesperson up in Salt Lake City. So Ed got the number and called.

"Hi. Can I talk to Sue please?" Holding.....holding....holding.

"Hi Sue! Yes, my name is Ed and I was referred to you by Leif Erikson...he bought a truck from you."

"Gryttr! Leif and Jenny Gryttr," I hissed. "Not Erikson!"

He waved me off, made his correction and finished his conversation. When he got off the phone he looked at me with that "What??" expression.

"Oh hi. Yes, I was referred to you by Leif know, the 14th century explorer." I mimicked him in a high, singsong voice. (Leif was actually a 10th century explorer, but I didn't know that until I Googled.)

He got it. And laughed. But of course I had to continue.

"And yeah, I'd like a truck that's similar in design and perhaps color to that of the Viking ship that Leif traveled the high seas with..." Ed is so easy to goof on and he's such a good sport!

The conversation ended with Ed and I talking about all the stuff we wanted in the new truck. Who knows when it'll happen, but I'm sure it won't be for at least another year.

And when we do, Ed will call me Olga and I'll make sure we have matching Viking helmets.

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1 comment:

Gil said...

Boy id Ed an angel! I wonder how calm he would be if he was an Italian?