Taking a Stand

095CFE36-E681-4E3F-9A3B-3A026D760F41“I honestly can’t remember the last time I bought an American-made car,” Donny said.

“Well,” the car salesman said, “This is the best time to buy American. With all the new tariffs the president wants to impose, the price of foreign imports is going to skyrocket.”

“I know, but I’ve always felt that foreign cars are made with a higher quality than most domestic ones,” Donny said.

Oh, your Hondas and Toyotas are good cars,” the salesman said. “But so are our Chevys. We get really good ratings these days from J. D. Power and Consumer Reports. Our Malibu received the highest dependability rating.”

“Yeah, I saw that,” Donny said. “That’s why I’m here.”

“Plus,” the salesman said, “you’re being a good American. This is how Donald Trump is making America great again.”

At that point, Donny turned around and headed for the door. “Hey, where are you going?” the salesman called after him.

“I’m going across the street to the Honda place,” Donny said.

“What kind of American patriot are you?” the salesman said.

“Accords are built in Marysville, Ohio, asshole.”

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “foreign.”

10 thoughts on “Taking a Stand

    • Fandango March 23, 2018 / 1:36 pm

      You mean aside from colluding with the Russians, sucking up to Putin, rolling back environmental protections, rolling back banking regulations, imposing trade tariffs, lying, cheating, giving tax breaks to the wealthy, promoting racism, Islamophobia, hispanophobia, misogyny, and destroying the American democracy? No, I don’t think so.

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  1. Sandi March 23, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    You know, we used to laugh about the whole “buy in America” and it was manufactured in China.

    On another note: My husband works in the pump industry… primarily it was Municipalities and waste water treatment facilities. However, prior to that he worked in the electroplating industry (again with waste / clean water) and he is still part of the AESF (auto electroplating and surfacing) – and with the OSHA increasing stringent quality processes…they basically made it too expensive to have companies in CA. In fact, across the nation…so many of these plants were being “forced” to move to another country, if they wanted to remain in business. I’m all for safer processes / air and water…but they have made it nearly impossible for a business to run and make a profit.

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      • Marilyn Armstrong March 24, 2018 / 2:25 pm

        I really wanted one, but it’s just too small for a family with three dogs. Pity because I think they are absolutely nifty. But also, not 4-WD and we need that in this weather.

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        • Fandango March 24, 2018 / 2:45 pm

          Mine is full-time all wheel drive. It’s the Countryman model, the largest of the Mini Coopers.


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