9.04.2007

Trail of nails

The two greatest words for impulsive gamblers of Irish descent who might possibly have lost an entire day last weekend? FREE DRINKS. I'd be bummed about losing all my money in Biloxi, though it probably just covered what would have been a 3-day bar tab. Perspective, you know.
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I was a tad pissed in May when I had to buy new tires for my car that had only 25,000 miles, but paid a little extra for the extended warranty with a lifetime of balance and rotations because they gave me an instant line of credit (which should probably be the tagline to my life). This has never worked out in the past since I always forget to take autos in for maintenance, but, hey, I'll play your game.

One of my coworkers mentioned that I had a flat tire last week, so I high-tailed it to the Firestone before closing, to be informed that the culprit was TWO nails. I made an appointment to come back today to get the tires rotated (plus, I'm naturally suspicious of scheming, hoodwinking, greedy mechanics - I wanted to make sure they had repaired the nail holes adequately).

Imagine my surprise: a third nail in the sidewall of a second tire. How the hell am I driving sideways over nail-infested terrain with my car? Alas, it didn't matter: they replaced the tire, since it couldn't be repaired, and I had to pay nothing. Nada. Zilch. Nyet. Oooompah!

8 comments:

bendersbetterbrother said...

Yeah, I lost money betting on horses and even more betting on getting lucky last weekend. What price dignity, eh?

Looks like you had some good foresight to insure against your nail wielding stalker.

Darren said...

So I wonder who keeps nailing you?

Small Business USA said...

Perhaps you have a secret admirer...

~Vital~ said...

Indie...You taking those curves on two wheels? Just trying to figure out the nail in the side wall..lol.

Kelly said...

Hey CQ,

You're making me lust for the open alcohol law in Nevada. It's free drinks, carried any way you want.

Plus, I won $300 dollars playing black jack.

I smell a road trip coming on.

stephen said...

Oh my, you have car problems like I do. Fricken things are magnets of dispare if ya want to know what I think. :)~

terri said...

:) I have missed you. Give me a few minutes to catch up...

Say Anything said...

Monty: wanna rub my tattoo? ;)

Darren: I'm guessing they're enjoying it more than I...

Small Business: surely they could pull my hair and bra strap instead?

vital: let me know if you figure it out, would you???

Kelly: the smell of a road trip? Now, if we could only bottle it up...

Stephen: there's nothin' worse than bad car karma...(no, wait, there's bad MAN KARMA, what am I saying??)

Terri: and *I* have miss you! Am I just like you remembered, only taller and thinner??? ;)