My wife's grandfather used to tell a story about driving down to
Florida in the winter. He had the car filled up at a service station
along the way and the gas jockey checked the oil for him and then
came to the window and asked him to come look under the hood.
There was oil on the shock and the fellow told him that it was
unsafe to drive the car with bad shocks and they could fix it for
him quite quickly. Grandpa was smarter than that. He figured the
fellow had some sort of small bottle that he used to squirt some oil
onto the shock and that it was a scam, so he said to the fellow -
"sonny, I have been driving cars since before they had shock
absorbers, so I am not concerned about it" and went on his way with
his oily shock.
I took the Escort Dissel into snears in Honolulu for something. When
it was done, the long faced "advisor" too me in to show me the
"dangerous" condition of the car. One of them had taken a oil squirt
can and squirted oil on top of the shocks. Then there was an
entertaining song and dance about how it was unsafe and how they had
to be changed right now, etc. Each time I said no the story became
It was quite humorous but as the story became more dire and
entertaining, I was also getting more annoyed.
another nail in the coffin that holds snears, crowbar and company.
It was also the last time I ever took a car to snears.
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