Saturday, April 25, 2009


What's the deal with all of the FAKE balloons at the car lots these days? They appear to be a beach ball on a wire waving weirdly in the breeze.

Do the car dealers actually think that FAKE balloons are going to entice me to visit their place of business?

Please, just give me a good product, a fair price, and a pleasant, efficient service department and I will patronize your business!!!

Sorry, I had to vent - for some reason, those FAKE balloons have really been bugging me lately.

I'm getting ready to go on a little road trip and away from the computer for the next few days. I do have a couple of posts scheduled to appear in my absence. When I return, I'll be anxious to check in on everything I've missed. Thanks for your continuing support and friendship. This blogging thing has been an amazing experience for me!



Raggedy Girl said...


Great post, I loved it. i will now be looking at car dealers to see if they have real balloons...smiles.

Happy Pink Saturday
from the Raggedy Girl-Roberta Anne

onlymehere said...

Have a great road trip! I've been so homebound I haven't noticed the balloons, real or otherwise, LOL! I guess I need to get out more. Cindy

Smilingsal said...

I think the idea of the fake balloons is that movement draws the eye. By doing this, they advertise, "I'm here!"

Happy To Be said...

Sally have a great trip dear safe..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

nikkicrumpet said...

I totally's not like we haven't noticed their gigantic dealership is there...and the balloons aren't gonna make me say ....Gee I think I'll buy a car today! Have a great road trip...and be safe!

Tootsie said...

never seen them before...but think I may be tempted to rip one or three off to take to the beach! LOL just a thought...might make you feel better right? lol

Tootsie said...

another makes you wonder when they have FAKE balloons....what else they have that is not really what it seems?
not that I think car dealerships would ever be dishonest or anything like

imjacobsmom said...

I haven't noticed them before - but we do have a dealership here that uses an overabundance of american flags - Hope you have a nice time! ~ Robyn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. Isn't it funny how something will get under our skin and bother us so much. Once we are bothered by it, it seems to appear everywhere! You're right, do balloons - real or fake - really draw in customers? laurie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I haven't seen the fake balloons in our neck 'o the woods.

Safe travels and have fun!

xinex said...

I must not be observant cause I have not seen those fake balloons. Have a great week!...Christine

Chatelaine said...

Road trip? Sounds great, hope you have fabulous weather and a wonderful time.

Susie Q said...

Have a wonderful time sweet Lady!!

Green CO said...

It's an environmental move as well as cost savings for the ailing auto dealers. These balloons last a long long time and don't burn thru a limited helium resource that should be used for medical/tech advancements not balloons in my opinion. As well as saving on tons of latex.

I'd rather see attempts to keep the auto dealers operating, tax dollars coming into the community, and jobs available then an empty car lot showing signs of a dying neighborhood.

They made you look didn't they? :)