Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

More than a simple blow job...

Turns out, according to the tire guys, my tire was pulling away from the rim and could not be saved. PLUS, it's twin on the driver's side was showing signs of the same affliction. So. With no really recourse except to trust them, I bought two new tires. They only came in one color and it is not a fun one. Also they only came in one shape but turns out that's for good reason.

I ended up taking a Car2Go. When I was ready to go, there were 3 outside just across the street. Turns out, it would have been easier and cheaper to Lyft, but whatever. Car2Go is a lot easier now than it used to be. And, there's some kind of magic in walking out my front door and renting a nice 4 door BMW car for 11 miles.

I had to wait about 45 minutes for their guy with a truck to come back from his other fixes. But the place was very clean and nicely appointed and large and bright and tidy and air conditioned and wifi'd. So suffering, I was not.

The truck guy drove me down into the garage and pumped up my tire from his truck blower and I drover back across the street. They said they would fix it if they could or replace I said great. Ok if I go for a swim while you do that? Sure. Except, turns out, 5 minutes after I got into the pool, they called and left a message that they had options they wanted my take on. Sigh.

So an hour later, when I had had my swim and showered and dressed, they and agreed to buy the new tires, they then took another 30 minutes to get them on. Again, air conditioned and wifi'd. And, frankly everyone in the place was as nice and pleasant and accommodating as they could possibly be. I'd have rather spent the $225 another way but, hey it could have all been way worse and I have two new guaranteed tires. They are guaranteed for 40,000 miles. My now 7 year old car has 25,000 miles on it. So I'm thinking, I've got some good years of tire insurance, at least on the fronts!

I was reminded of one of the best perks of early morning swimming... real swimmers. I don't want to get all holier than thou and I do understand and appreciate and laud those who get into the pool and just splash around. Moving in water is wonderful. It feels great and is good for you and everyone should do it. BUT JUST NOT WHILE I'm swimming lanes! They don't understand lane etiquette and are just there to play.

People don't come to a pool at 5 am to splash around, generally. They have laps to swim and they get in and swim them and take up only the real estate they need and mostly are very pleasant about sharing. My peops. The 10 am peops. Not so much. But my swim was still good.

And after I got my car released from the tire hospital, I realized that it was after 11 so Papa Murphy's (very near there) was open. Dinner is solutioned. Yeah, yeah, no excuse for that.
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