Monday, December 25, 2006

How happy?

During a recent visit to the gas station, I happened to meet the happy owner of a 2003 Saab 9-3. He pulled up to the pump ahead of my car and we ended up chatting about our Saab experiences. It was a pleasant conversation, but something he said caught me off guard. When asked if he was happy with his car, he replied, "I'm happy as ... ."

Now, if you were going to finish the phrase, what would you say?
"I'm as happy as a lark!"
"I'm as happy as a hippopotomus!"
"I'm as happy as a dog without fleas!"

or even

"I'll be happy as long as my car makes it home!"
I could understand all of those. But this man decided to apply some "eloquent" speech by finishing the phrase with the word, "Hell."

Oh really?

Help me out with this one. Just how happy is that?

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