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Monday's Fisting

Posted on 2010.07.19 at 18:15
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Shore - Eclipse

America's Best Warranty

Took the car to the dealership for an oil change.

My State Inspection had expired.

But my tires were too bald to pass anyway.

I'd been meaning to get new ones.

Discount Tires

They wanted too much for tires at the dealership.

So I drove down the street after my oil change.

They put new tires on, but my wipers were shot.

This wasn't a surprise, I've just been putting it off.

Eff'ing HOT

They built a new AutoZone down the street.

I got new wiper blades.

But it was too hot to put them on in the parking lot.

"Oh Thank Heaven"

Filled up with gas.

And got a MONSTER.

With a Kwikness

"Do you want us to put the wiper blades on for you?"


"The car won't pass inspection without them."

Then BlackBerry's Twitter app stopped working when TwitPic crashed...

...but never started working again.

So I moved to UberTwitter.

I made it to work at 2:00 PM.

Thanks, Monday!


panacea42 at 2010-07-20 01:45 (UTC) (Link)
Oh my, what an automotive adventure!

Makes me glad I no longer own (or need) a car. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy *some* driving (and if I was independently wealthy I'd love to have a 60s Jaguar XKE or a Shelby Cooper), but I don't miss the maintenance, breakdowns, insurance, or gas prices at all.

To be fair, I do bitch sometimes about the subway instead, but the subway is still for the most part awesome ;-)
ehowton at 2010-07-20 01:56 (UTC) (Link)

Oh my, what an automotive adventure!

The car I owned when I lived in the UK:

panacea42 at 2010-07-20 02:15 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh my, what an automotive adventure!

Ummm.... *drool* :-D
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-07-20 04:21 (UTC) (Link)
One would think the way you drive that you would need a new set of tires every six months.
ehowton at 2010-07-20 04:22 (UTC) (Link)
One would think.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-07-20 04:52 (UTC) (Link)
You have to call me sometime soon so I can tell you how hard I've been working the last two weeks. Working for the man is a tough job.
ehowton at 2010-07-20 22:43 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds good.
anakngtinapa at 2010-07-20 09:13 (UTC) (Link)
Pretty shiny cars make me wish I knew how to drive. My family never owned a car. :|
ehowton at 2010-07-20 16:16 (UTC) (Link)
Some places even in the US you don't need a car. Other places its an absolute necessity.
dawaioser at 2010-07-20 15:30 (UTC) (Link)
Good lord - what an expensive "oil change". Ugh - but at least it was conveniently done all in the same day?
ehowton at 2010-07-20 16:16 (UTC) (Link)
Same day, yes. Conveniently, the jury is still out. I suppose you're right and I ought to count my blessings. I didn't miss anything at work, I have my blackberry and was able to keep up with Lotus Notes and I did get everything done. Thanks for the refresher course on thankfulness! I feel better now :D
michelle1963 at 2010-07-20 16:36 (UTC) (Link)
Aren't car things just so much fun? HA! It's never easy. About as bad as getting snatched up in the medical system...oh..er.., I mean treated for a health condition.
ehowton at 2010-07-20 22:43 (UTC) (Link)
Excellent analogy. And just like follow-up appointment for further tests from specialists, I've been told I need a $300 30,000 mile service, and a $200 rear-brake job!
thesweetestnote at 2010-07-21 19:14 (UTC) (Link)
I followed your adventure with that "cheking in" thingy.

Those AutoZones are like a bad rash turning up everywhere. Like 7-11s.I bought my RainX wiper blades from there. I would have bought my cabin air filter there too but they didn't carry it yet. I had to go to O'Mally's :(
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