The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight (maeincarnate) wrote,
The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight
maeincarnate

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It's gonna need some rustproofing.

Next time I need to get work done on my car, I'm going to have one of you guys do the talking on the phone for me. I got the good ol' dress routine from both of the two grease monkeys I've taken my car to in two days. Just when I thought I was the slickness yesterday morning for telling the guy not to bother doing the oil change since he wanted $27 for what Jiffy Lube would do for $19--and getting him to cave and do it for $19. Then he tells me it's going to be $560 for the work on my car: my rear struts need to be replaced. I call around and get another place to do it for $350. The first guys won't bend for this, so I took it to the second place last night.

They call this morning and start talking about my front struts and how they're fine *now* but if I don't replace them, they'll start sounding as bad as my back ones. I ask him what about the back ones, and he says even after they replace the back ones, there is only a 50% chance the loud rattling banging that comes from my rear passenger wheel will go away, since there are little rubber stoppers in there that are damaged that they for some reason are not going to replace.

He kept talking on and on about something else to do with the front of my car and I had to literally tell him to stop talking about it since he wasn't going to be doing any work on it anyway. He gave me the "you're a fool" sigh, and told me after the road test they will determine if changing the rear strut will solve the banging problem. What gets me about that is, changing the little parts that are contributing to the banging must be way less lucrative than changing the front struts, since he's all pushing and prodding to do preventative maintenence on the front struts, but will not do necessary maintenence on the stoppers and whatnot in the rear.

I was a fool to go to college.
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