So….I leave nice and early this morning.
Am at the garage at 7:20AM.
There is a queue right out to the street.(of cars)
Eventually get inside.
And no coffee in the coffee machine.
I get to the counter.
Nice young man attends to me.
Says brightly “oh you are having a cambelt service,that is a day and a half service”
He saw the look on my face.
Or it might have been the muttered oath.
He said (not so brightly) “didn’t they tell you?”
I think my NO froze the blood in his veins.
He informed me he would see what they could do.
In a very sweet and grannylike manner I said that would be nice.
He wasn’t fooled.
Then they give me a lift back to work and tell me they,no longer, fetch one.
Anyway, they phoned me just now.
My car WILL be ready today.
Someone WILL fetch me.
The car needs new brakes.
And three bulbs.
I asked what the hell the bulbs were for.
Apparently, I have been driving with no brake lights.
And only one indicator.
The latter will explain some of the dirty looks I have been receiving.
The have added on an extra R1000 to the price.
I wonder if this is mechanic revenge?
I wandered around my post this morning.
There is a button that says …manage comments.
Do you know what happens when you press it?
Now I have a meeting.