Frustrating Friday:) Holy “You Gotta Be Kidding” Honda Dealer and My Firefighters

19 Oct

“Do I look stupid? Don’t answer that, please.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I got up bright and early to walk the dog and get over to the Honda dealer for a scheduled oil change. That yellow wrench light on the dash had been on for a couple of weeks. I had received a coupon in the mail for $10 off a maintenance appointment. Good timing. It was a beautiful cool sunshiny morning.

When I pulled into the service bay, the advisor was very prompt and courteous. I said that I had an appointment and a coupon for my oil change. He said great, and it would be about an hour, and he’d text me when my car was ready.

I decided to walk across the street to the Whataburger and get an iced tea, better than sitting in the crowded waiting room. I wasn’t tempted by the free coffee and sugar cookies. And, without fail, the advisor always comes in with a clipboard with all the other suggested services that your car really desperately needs.

I was sitting there at Whataburger with my iced tea, checking emails, when I received the text. OH MAN! There was a litany of suggested maintenance tasks that needed attention. I texted back, “NO THANK YOU. JUST THE OIL CHANGE.”

Is it just me, or do they make up stuff because I’m a woman, and an old woman, to boot? Would they pull that stuff on a man? The reason I was really skeptical was because the paperwork said I needed new rear tires. I got four brand new tires at a different place about a year ago. It also said my battery failed the load test. Now, that’s a load of …. I also got a new battery from AAA not that long ago. The list went on and on. My car only has 42,000 miles on it. Really?

My oil change with super duper coupon discount was only $42.18. That’s ALL I paid. If I would have agreed to the suggested maintenance…. an additional $1,159.09 was the estimate. You do the math. Over $1,000 in additional service!!! I DON’T THINK SO!!!! I declined. Do I look stupid…? Don’t answer that.

OK, that’s my rant for today. It was just a little annoying, probably because I used to fall for that stuff. Not anymore.

Afterwards, I had time to run a few errands and get over to the YMCA in time for my Zumba class, then ride the stationary bike for 2 1/2 miles. Then, a quick stop at Fire Station 5 to take some cookies. Miss Pat takes several plates of cookies to karaoke on Thursday night, and I get to take the leftover cookies to the fire station Friday morning.

I took brownies over to station 9 on Tuesday. See, these guys are so skinny. They need brownies and cookies.

It was a good day, and it’s Friday. Yay! Black Russian Friday just minutes away.

Happy Friday, my friends.

2 Responses to “Frustrating Friday:) Holy “You Gotta Be Kidding” Honda Dealer and My Firefighters”

  1. ccbarr October 19, 2019 at 9:45 am #

    True. I have a friend who wont let service ppl touch her hood for fear of charges

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