From the “Why didn’t I think of that?” category comes the following story.
Seems Roy El-Rayes of Texas wanted to buy a Corvette Z06 (who wouldn’t?), but like all good husbands, he knew he had to run it by the boss first so he created a 13-slide presentation to make his case to his wife.
A friend of Roy’s also posted his slideshow to Reddit, and his heartfelt appeal has since gone viral.
Roy hits the practical side first, noting that he could save $150 a month in gas over his current gas-guzzling Jeep.
I’m sure his wife’s next question might be, “But what will the payment be?”
So Slide 3 already covers that angle when he admits the payment will be $140 a month higher than on the Jeep, but that’s covered by the aforementioned gas savings, he points out. Also he says he just got a raise of over $240 a month, plus the Corvette loan would be for four years as opposed to the five years for the Jeep.
Slide 4 notes that the couple is upside down on the Jeep, owing $18,200 – but the Corvette dealer is willing to offer them $16,000 for it – much higher than other dealerships he’s visited.
Then the man tugs on his wife guilt strings in the next slide: “Also remember from my last vette (sic), I never wanted to sell it and I wouldn’t want to sell this one ever either. But family is first so I did (and the same would be for this one).”
This man is a real pro. In Slide 7, he praises his wife’s butt, saying it’s his favorite!
And finally near the end of his presentation, the man moves in for the kill by tugging on his wife’s patriotism, pointing out that the Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Ky., which is in America, which is where they have visited, too!
He even scatters in a few slides of cats for good measure. What woman doesn’t like cats? And finally, he closes with the always sentimental “I love you.”
Fortunately, the slide show apparently paid dividends for this quick-thinking man. He posted an update saying that his wife had finally granted approval for the purchase, and he picked up the Corvette the next day.
Do we hear the sounds of countless other keyboards clicking across the nation as we speak?