Saturday, 29 September 2007

Tick...Tock...Tick...

Well, for 5 weeks now I have been without a motorcycle!

Funding for my new bike was required, so out with the old. The dealer told me that in 2 weeks my new bike would be ready for collection...

Then the manufacturer announced the model was being updated, so the '07 model was no longer available, but the '08 would be available in 2 weeks...

Now the dealer is pointing fingers at the manufacturer while I am being told to wait another working week. At the end of which, some 6 weeks will have gone by.

This has not been an easy process, chasing salesmen and waiting for answers. None of which have actually helped. All I know is that public transport is not the best for commuting from the country to the North side of Dublin. I am tempted to start naming & shaming, but I will bite my tongue for "5 more working days", after which I may suggest somewhere to place my as yet undelivered bike.

This is the first time I have tried buying a 'new' bike. After the initial excitement I am now frustrated, while public transport burns a hole through my pocket. I certainly can not imagine it is this difficult for everyone. I only have a motorcycle license, so being without hurts my social and work (now University) life...you really do not realise how much you miss something until it is gone.

The clock is ticking...