July 2021 Newsletter

Hi everyone, just one more month to springtime and the gentle slide into summer. Not that winter has been all that cold this year, but winter is traditionally a time where we all seem to go into semi hibernation and the economy slows to a degree…..but not 2021. This year, despite the miserable rain, Northland has continued to crank with endless orders for new Kia’s (and other brands) continuing to flow in, and with other businesses reporting similar activity the future for our region looks bright. In my view this is all due to our closed borders and our inability to spend money overseas. The money is going around and around in our own bit of paradise at the top of the bottom of the world. There is no other place I would rather be!

Delivery of new cars continues to be an issue though across all brands with time frames out to six months on some models and beyond with the goal posts constantly being moved on us.

A special thanks to all of you who have ordered your new Kia, for waiting so patiently. We are doing the best we can under the circumstances. The moral here is to get your order in ASAP and take advantage of our no deposit cancel your order anytime policy. Stress free in keeping with our no pressure approach. When you have the best product in Kia as we do…..it is so easy to let you make your own mind up…...and to be fair, we are just like everyone else trying to get through life with as little stress as possible, and with as many friends as possible too. You can never have too many friends….😃😃 . The even better news here is…..just wait until you see what Kia has coming!

It is pretty clear these times are extraordinary and an adventure for us all as we continue on into uncharted territory….how about adventure for this month's theme…..yeah!! 👍.

Brain teasers for July.

1. Finally, the Great American Rail-Trail across the whole country is complete! Go ahead, pat yourself on the back—you’ve just installed the longest handrail in the history of the world, with 4,000 miles from beginning to end. But just after the opening ceremony, your assistant reminds you that the metal you used for the handrail expands slightly in summer, so that its length will increase by one inch in total. “Ha!” you say, “One inch in a 4,000 mile handrail? That’s nothing!” But … are you right? Let’s suppose when the handrail expands, it buckles upward at its weakest point, which is in the center. How much higher will pedestrians in the middle of the country have to reach in summer to grab the handrail? That is, in the figure below, what is h? (For the purposes of this question, ignore the curvature of the Earth and assume the trail is a straight line.)

2. A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

3. A is the brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the father of D. So how is D related to A?

4. What are the next three letters in this combination? OTTFFSS. Hint.Think of the letters as numbers?

5. A man was found on the floor dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in the other. When the police arrive at the scene they immediately press the play button on the recorder. It was the man’s voice. He said, “I have nothing else to live for. I can’t go on,” followed by the sound of a gunshot. After listening, the police knew that this was a murder, not a suicide. How?

Three nuns are talking. The first nun says, “I was cleaning in Father’s room the other day and do you know what I found? A bunch of pornographic magazines.” “What did you do?” the other nun asks. “Well, of course I threw them in the trash.” The second nun says, “Well, I can top that. I was in Father’s room putting away the laundry and I found a bunch of condoms!” “Oh my!” gasped the other nuns. “What did you do?” they asked. “I poked holes in all of them!” she replies. The third nun fainted.

There are 11 people hanging onto a rope that comes down from a hot air balloon. 10 of them are blonde (sorry blondes), and one is a brunette. They all decide that one person should get off because if they don’t, the rope will break and everyone will die. No one can decide who should go, so finally the brunette delivers a very touching speech, ending with the words, “I’ll get off.” The blondes, all moved by the brunette’s speech, start clapping. Problem solved.

As an airplane is about to crash, a female passenger jumps up frantically and announces, “If I’m going to die, I want to die feeling like a woman.” She begins removing her clothing and asks, “Is there someone on this plane who is man enough to make me feel like a woman?” A man stands up, removes his shirt and says, “Here, iron this!”.

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day I went into town and into a shop. I was only in there for about 5 minutes and when I came out there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. I went up to him and said, “Come on, how about giving a retired baby boomer a break”? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him “heartless and uncaring”. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a “boomer hater.” He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote. Personally, I didn’t care. I came into town on the bus, and the car that he was putting the tickets on had a bumper sticker that said “Vote Chloe Swarbrick” I try to have a little fun each day now that I’m retired. It’s important for my health. 😂🤣😇😎.

Charlie was installing a new door and found that one of the hinges was missing. He asked his wife Mary if she would go to Bunnings and pick up a hinge. Mary agreed to go.

While she was waiting for the nice young man to finish serving a customer, her eye caught a beautiful bathroom vanity tap set… When the man was finished, Mary asked him, "How much is that vanity set? The young assistant manager replied, "That’s a gold plated set and the price is $500.00. Mary exclaimed, "My goodness, that is very expensive and I would dearly love it, but sadly it's out of my price bracket.” She then proceeded to describe the hinge that Charlie had sent her to buy. The manager said that he had them in stock and went into the storeroom to get one. From the storeroom the manager yelled. "Lady, do you wanna screw for the hinge?" Mary paused for a moment and then shouted back, "No, but I will for the vanity set."

That's it from me for July. Take a trip down to our yard and grab a coffee….call it an adventure if you like! We would love to see you and show you our amazing Kia Range, and perhaps give you a glimpse into the future of Kia….unreal!

Until then stay safe outside your comfort zone 😃😃.

Brain teaser answers.

1. Half of 4,000 miles is 2,000 miles, which is about 126.7 million inches. The handrail expands by 1 inch in total, so each of the top sides of the triangle will be 126.7 million and one ½ inches.

Now, we can use Pythagorean’s Theorem (a2 + b2 = c2) to solve for h: 127,000,000 squared + h squared = 127,000,000.5 squared. Solving for h, we get: h = 11,260 inches, or 938 feet. Let’s just say that pedestrians would have to have extremely long arms to still make use of the handrail in summer.

2. Four sisters and three brothers.

3. A is D’s uncle.

4. E N T (Each letter represents the first letter in the written numbers: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, etc.)

5. If the dead man had killed himself, he wouldn’t have been able to press the rewind button on the recorder in order for it to play from the beginning.