so I am on my way to drop of a package at the post office and I hear POP THUNK THUNK THUNK. in my head I am thinking $#@!@#$$#@@@#$$%$%%$##@@!# (enter your chosen expletives here)
so I pull over into the nearest gas station (luckily this is also my place of emplyment) big fat freaking FLAT tire.
so I open my trunk and try to get my spare out,
oh did I mention its 14 degrees out? oh well yeah its 14 degrees out while I am doing this.
I have no gloves and I am in tears. after 10 minutes of fighting I go inside to see if ANY of the guys that work there are in tonight. thats a big fat NO.
I am seriously about to have a melt down at this point.
then, thank you God a regular customer sees me and asks if its my car with the flat.
why yes, yes it is thanks for asking.
he offers to help me. he gets the spare out after 20 minutes of yanking, tugging, pulling, and finally pouring hot water over it.
then he goes to get the lug nuts off.... and nothing. he was practically jumping on the thing trying to get them off and no such luck. he has to leave and I call EVERYONE in my phone book...including three ex's (one was ds' dad... the others are.... well thats a story for another post) and no one answers their phones.
now I am in tears... sobbing actually. I call my BFF and she and her hubby show up. he does the one thing I didn't think of... he puts Fix-A-Flat in it. it holds and I go to discount tire, thinking it was just the one tire, I would get a 30 dollar used one and get them all replaced when taxes come back.
I get there, I am still crying (no longer sobbing but still pretty upset) and they take a look at it, oh hey GUESS WHAT! all but 1 tire are bald $#@$%# they can not change one with out changing all the legally bald tires.
oh hey guess what I'm crying again, I can't afford 3 new tires and they only have one used tire even close to what I need.
did I mention that I already got there 5 minutes after they closed and they were going to help me anyway? yeah I did and yeah they were awesomely nice about it too. so then on top of all of that they put the 3 tires on, only charged me for 2 and gave me a credit for one of the tires because it had been bought at discount tire sometime in the past 4 years (I bought the car in October)
then the guy putting the tires on? yeah he was a friend of mines hubby. he took off the instilation charge knocking the price down even more.
I love these guys and will SO be going there forever and ever and ever and ever lol
thats my bad day story for the night guys. tare me apart you know you want to.
That was nice of them!! I would have been crying too! Is it a state law that they have to replace all bald tires?
In SC we bought our tires one at a time because at that time we were so broke! They never mentioned having to do them all.
this is my first car. I didn't even have a drivers license until July (I am 26) I had no need to know how to change a tire until today. and when two grown ass men can't get the damn lug nuts off I sure as hell am not going to be able to.
Do yourself a favor and learn how to change a flat tire. It's simple, and things like this is he reason why men take advantage of women.