Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Find A Wheel And It Goes Round, Round, Round


I bought new tires for my truck last summer. I did not need the expense but I did need the tires.

After 1,000 miles I was to take the truck back to have the tires rotated for "maximum usage". Of course I put it off. Putting things off is something I am really good at.

So a couple of weeks ago I got up early to make the trip into town. I figured if I was at the tire place I would be in and out without too much waiting. Then I would treat myself to lunch. Maybe I would buy some fast food and take it to the state park and eat under the trees.

I pulled into the parking lot. I was in luck. There was only one other car waiting to be serviced. I would be second.

I parked near the front door and went inside.

"What can I do for you?" asked the young man behind the counter. I smiled. Then I explained that I had bought my tires there at the end of last summer. I needed an alignment.

He assured me that it would be a quick job. Then he quoted the price. Not quite $60.

Now I knew that tire rotation should be at no cost. And this guy wanted to charge me $60?

I thanked him and turned around and walked out. I got in my truck and drove away.

I did not treat myself to lunch. It was too early. But I did pick up a breakfast sandwich and a hot tea. I drove to the state park and found a good place to eat. And soothe my mind.

Halfway through eating my sandwich I realized my mistake. I said I wanted a wheel alignment not a tire rotation. Once again I felt so stupid.

I waited a week before I went back. Even I am not immune to embarassment.

I got my tires rotated. I had my lunch in the park. All is right with the world.

17 comments:

  1. Free tire rotation is also included at the place we have our Jeeps serviced as my tires were also purchased there. That said, I usually need another service down such as an oil change, alignment, regular maintenance...so there's always a cost with the free service. Glad you were abke to enjoy lunch in the oark, Emma.

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    1. I would simply refuse any further maintenance. I have worked around vehicle for too long to be misled that way.

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  2. And I put all my vehicle maintenance in the hands of the same shop. They've been responsible for thirty years.

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    1. When you find a good mechanic you are wise to keep him.

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  3. Oh, that made me laugh. I do this sort of thing all the time. I'm so happy to hear that all is right with the world.

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    1. All too often my brain and my mouth do not work together.

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  4. I'm glad you were able to enjoy eating in the park. I love to eat outdoors at a park or even in my backyard.

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    1. For me either the park or at home it is peaceful. And either place I can sit and watch little creatures wondering what I am doing.

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  5. You shouldn't be embarrassed! I used to tell my son "Don't listen to what I say, listen to what I mean!" Luckily for me, he could usually do that! If only the world could do the same! :-)

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  6. I agree with Kar G Emma!

    it happens sometimes with me and i too feel bad later but it's okay as things happens for reason as you were able to visit twice and treat you more nicely with good place and food so all is good with world ,really!

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  7. Sorry for misspell the Kay G

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  8. All is right and well with the world indeed, good to know it was all sorted out. Greetings to you.

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    1. Thank you. If I had paid attention to what I was saying there would have been no problem in the first place.

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  9. "All too often my brain and my mouth do not work together."
    Me too.

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