Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Rock and Rant

The plan for today was to switch cars with Jesse so that I could drive her car to Lawton and have the oil changed at the Toyota dealership. Driving Jesse’s car is always a treat. She has a Scion. It is sportier and has more horsepower than my Camry. We both love our cars, but one inconvenience is having to drive to a Toyota dealership for service. Sometimes I go to the Ardmore dealership where we bought my Camry – they are always pleasant, but it is closer to go to Lawton. The WF dealership tried to sell me on something that I did not need – I don’t go there anymore. This morning I got moving early since I had other errands. I got to the dealership about 10:00 AM. The service manager asked if I had called ahead. I told him no. He then told me that they could not change my oil today – maybe Friday. I told him that I had never called ahead in the several years that I had been coming to them. He then told me that he only had two technicians working and no one to change my oil. The guy who normally does oil changes had “family issues”. I stood there wanting to rant and rave and complain that I had driven over 45 miles and that I could not come back on Friday. I wanted to yell, “Family issues? What the heck does that mean?” I wanted to tell him he should have more than one guy who changes oil. After all, it does not take a rocket scientist to change the oil. I could probably do it myself if I had the special Toyota oil filter that they require. But, I did not say any of those things. What good would it have done me? The man repeated several times while I stood there – we cannot do your oil today. Maybe if he had a more pleasant voice and a nice look on his face. Na, I would still have been angry.

So, I went to Sam’s Club to do some shopping and treated myself to a new CD. I started to get something soothing – Josh Groban or some sort of easy listening music. Then I rebelled and bought a Creedence Clearwater Revival CD. On the way home, I opened the sunroof and cranked up the music and rocked all the way home.

For the record:
Since I am already ranting today, I just want to go on record saying that I think that any news media that reports on anything to do with Anna Nicole Smith is just trash and is out of touch with reality and what real people want to hear about. I guess saying such a thing about our news media is nothing new, but they have sunk to a new low lately.


Buck Pennington said...

Then I rebelled and bought a Creedence Clearwater Revival CD.

Good choice! I can see you rockin' out, maybe to...

"I see the bad moon rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin'
I see bad times today

Don't go 'round tonight
It's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise"

OTOH...if I ever hear "Proud Mary" again it will be too soon.

Your Toyota story surprises me, for some reason. Maybe it's coz I just read that thing on Toyota in the NYT. But, dealerships are independent entities and as such can vary. Your Lawton/Ardmore experiences show that.

So...what are ya gonna do tomorrow? :-)

Becky said...

I agree with you about ANS. Who really cares what they do with her body anyway! I'll be glad when she's buried--in more than one sense.