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Rude Word/Animal - Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Rude Word/Animal
I was expecting today to be expensive as it's the annual "MOT & Car Service" day, so off I trotted to the garage. Despite having the worst arrangements for Customer Services I've seen I booked in only 10 minutes late. Then the £ signs started to roll.

Before dropping the car off I checked the tools etc. in the boot and noticed that I no longer have a jack. Then I picked out the set of locking wheel nuts (which are a dumb idea for me as I kept them in the car anyway) and found half of the kit missing. I can only assume that last time the car went in for a service, and the wheels had to come off to get new ~things~ the bloody garage didn't put them back.

So it looks like already I'm going to have to get them replaced so I am even able to change the tyre in an emergency. To you sir? About £300 when all is said.

Plus of course the last service goes back a year, and though it was an AA Service Centre - they've all closed.

Bah. Today had better get better.
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stelmaria_clg From: stelmaria_clg Date: April 4th, 2005 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)
*proffers chocolate*
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 4th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Please deliver to...
mr_h_r_hughes From: mr_h_r_hughes Date: April 4th, 2005 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Car (even a reliable one) = money pit. : (
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 4th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes. I keep thinking I must model what the costs would be in not owning, but rather hire for the times I really need one.

Or a motorbike... vrrrrrrrrrrrrrooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom! Hear my midlife crisis roar!
kissmeforlonger From: kissmeforlonger Date: April 4th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I have the joys of the car MOT to look forward to later this month :-/
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 4th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I refer the honourable lady to Jamie's comment above re: Money Pits.
mr_h_r_hughes From: mr_h_r_hughes Date: April 4th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
The best answer is brother moped, may look geeky (uless you're a mod) but my mate runs his for a fiver a week. Sick isn't it : (
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 4th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Blimey. I just had the garage phone back and the "Next year's skiing fund" just became "Keep the car on the road fund". Time to call in some debts...
kissmeforlonger From: kissmeforlonger Date: April 4th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Ouch! My 'car MOT' fund would pay for a very nice holiday abroad. In fact it would buy me another car of the same age (which isn't saying much!).
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 4th, 2005 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I could certainly find another car for the cost of service repairs... It's not the value of the vehicle, but it's not insignificant.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: April 4th, 2005 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
You have to change your own tyre in an emergency? I have Land Rover Assist for things like that.

I took my test before they brought in the compulsory car maintenance section, but when my instructor told me what was coming I wanted to know why "I take it to the garage and get a mechanic to sort it out" wouldn't be a passing answer.
missymodee From: missymodee Date: April 4th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Uncontrollable Expense


Yes, I hate uncontrolable expense too - esp those of cars, dentists and pick n mix counters!

I'm wondering what the exact rude word/animal translation is?!

Mx
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 4th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Uncontrollable Expense

Saying "rude word/animal" saves actually having to define the detail!

There have been some very creative examples in the past - but I'm not sure who holds claim to the innovation originally.
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