Tap, tap, tap my fingers move across the keyboard in my lap. My iPad sits beside me. Ding! That sound tells me I have a new email message. I finish my comment then head over to the mail tab that is open on my screen.
As usual the iPad has downloaded the message before the laptop. I click the “Check mail” button and wait the few seconds to see who sent an email. Maybe it’s a notice that someone commented on my slice. Maybe it is notice that a blog I follow has put up their slice for the day. Or maybe it is a friend dropping me a note. It is none of those options.
The From tab says Info-Toyota; the subject tab says Avalon-Complimentary Rental. “What’s this? I ask my husband. He reads car blogs all the time, so if Toyota had a deal, he would know about it. He has no clue what this is about. I open the email and read Try Before You Buy. Complimentary 2013 Avalon Rental.
“I wonder why we got that?” I muse. My husband quickly sends a message to his friend who works at the Toyota dealer to see what he knows about this deal. The response is immediate. He writes back, its a deal, you should take advantage. They only sent it out to certain people.
“I wouldn’t mind driving one for a day,” my husband says. “We could go to St. Louis for the day.” He wants to visit the REI store. I wouldn’t mind because then I could finish reading my book plus that means I’m not cooking either. Sounds like a win – win situation for me.
So we now have a hybrid 2013 Avalon car reserved. Should be a fun day and a comfortable drive. However, it could be an expensive day if my husband decides he’d like to own this car. But I’m not too worried.