I’m blogging to you live from the BMW dealer. Live? As opposed to dead? Hmmmm, well, and not so live by the time you read it. Just scratch all that out. Sheesh.
OK, so I’m at the dealer getting Jim’s car fixed. The rearview mirror has some sort of liquid type stuff in it that enables it to dim. With fanciness of bells and whistles also equates to more things to go wrong. A new mirror is over $400 for the part. That doesn’t even include labor although Jim can install a new one. I called the dealer to see if our certified preowned warranty would take care of it. They said it would. I think we have a $50 deductible.
Replacing a mirror (if in stock) and washing the car should be a short visit however the waiting room is slap full of people (22 seats). I can betcha there’s more customers here than there are technicians. Assuming I’d be here a while I prepared by bringing my laptop (obviously).
The last time I was here I blogged as well. I bitched about some “characters” here the last time. Well, I gotta keep up with the theme. So far the TV is extremely loud and naturally when the commercials play, it’s ridiculously loud. I woman, who has since left the waiting room was in seat in front of me and talking on the phone loudly. Maybe she was competing with the TV? Either way, get your ass out of the room. Go step outside and yap on the phone.
I’m not sure why it strikes me as funny but a woman was standing outside talking on the phone. She was leaned against the wall with one foot tilted upward exposing the sole of her shoe. On the bottom, a TJ Maxx price tag. Maybe she never removed the tag thinking, “who’s gonna see it?” Me, me, me. Every time I get my camera phone ready to snap a photo she paces away.
Hmmmm, the next “character” in the waiting room just reared it’s ugly head. A misbehaved child. His momma might need to take him outside and have a “talk” with him. He’s disturbing me. I’m disturbed enough without his help.
In other non-important news, the leaves around town are just gorgeous. I’m trying not to wreck the car while I stare off in space and think how lucky I am to live here. I’m very happy here. Can ya tell? Now, if I can just get a job – that I like – it will be even more perfect.
So far I’ve been here for an hour and 15 minutes. I’m bored. I have ironing to do. Sounds fun doesn’t it? Maybe I should just stay here?
I checked with my service consultant who said it’s done and in the wash bay. It will take 20 minutes more. It’s now been 1 hour, 45 minutes. Oy.
Finally I get to leave. They replaced the mirror; I paid my $50 deductible. They didn’t even wash the car! They cleaned the wheels is all. 2 hours to have a mirror replaced and wheels cleaned.
On my way home I stopped at Walmart and picked up my new glasses. I wear contact lenses 99.99% of the time. I sleep in them! I take them out for 30 seconds everyday to rinse them. I’m hoping that I’ll be inspired to wear glasses instead of just the contacts so I can give my eyes a much deserved break.
If you don’t like them, please direct negative comments to Tim who helped me pick them out. Oh and I guess if you like them you can praise him too. Feel free to be honest. I was only arrested once for stalking a blog follower and that was totally dismissed. No body, no case.
Back in July, Jim’s Dad sent him this birthday card:
So what did he send us for Halloween???????