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Cash for clunkers 1Anyone who’s met my family knows we’re all a bit cracked.  My sister, for instance, can sleep for 16 hours at a stretch, can talk/text for nearly as long, and can recite the lyrics to every Biggie Smalls song ever written.  My father creates minute-by-minute vacation itineraries (which include designated 30-minute slots to “relax at the hotel”), takes ~2000 photographs per month, and purchases the latest technology for just about anything… including sound system wires, external hard disks, and fancy foot massagers.  My mother is the designated “peacekeeper” in the house.  She thinks she’s cool because she recently joined Facebook and learned how to upload embarrassing family photos.  And of course, there’s me.

In this post, I’m going to go against conventional Indian wisdom of not spreading “ghar ki baatein” and share my family’s recent experience with the Cash for Clunkers program.  Oy vey. (more…)

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