Yeah, I know, I’m late on the ManFAQ. It’s been busy around here, and I’m running out of questions anyway. In the mean time, I thought most of you would appreciate this exchange.
Merchant’s Tire and Auto of Springfield called me a few minutes ago about my car. It’s happy fix the damn cars day here at the BUMD house, and in addition to the internal work the Blackfish needed, three different organizations had told me I need new tires, badly. So, since they’re cheap when it comes to tires and within reasonable walking distance, Merchant’s Tire and Auto of Springfield is putting new tires on for me. The phone rings:
MT&A: Hi, we’ve looked at your 2006 Outback, and it looks like you need some work. The front left wheel bushing is cracked, and if that breaks your wheel could actually come loose while you’re driving.
BUMD: Really? Oh wow.
MT&A: Yeah, your car looks like it’s never had a tune up. Your spark plugs are rusting out, and you may want to replace some of the hoses.
BUMD: Do you know, I’m REALLY surprised to hear that. I mean, I picked it up from the Sheehy Subaru dealership in Springfield just this morning, after they did a 60,000 mile tune up on it, and you’d think they’d have noticed those things. I drove it straight from there to your place for the tires. I really don’t know much about cars, though – could those plugs have rusted out during that 6 mile drive?
MT&A: Oh, hold on – am I confusing your car with the other one? I’m sorry, I’ve got two Subarus side by side in the docks, just one second while I double check that.
[Queue brief musical interlude]
MT&A: Yeah, I totally had you mixed up with the other car. Your car’s fine! Sorry about that!
BUMD: So, you’ll just be putting those tires on, then?
MT&A: Yeah, we’re going to put the tires on.
BUMD: Right then.
I can just see how someone could mix up two cars like that. I’m $ure it happens all the time.