5:45pm Drop off the car and walk home, told it would take an hour and half.
7:00pm Told tire is done (wow, I think they have never done anything ahead of schedule).
7:20pm Walk over, see my car outside, and I notice that the flat tire is in the back, and no new tire on the front right.
7:21pm “What the…?” I mumble to myself.
7:22pm Enter and tell Denise, “hey did you guys not change the tire?”
7:30pm After a few minutes, we discover that the service guy had changed the front right tire (which was a full size spare), moved the new tire to back right, tossing the perfectly good spare tire. Not realizing there was a flat tire with a huge sidewall gash in the wayback of the wagon.
7:31pm Denise says, “it should take a half hour.”
8:15pm I am called back into the bays to get yelled at by Service Guy, “You should have told Denise…or at least been more clear. All this means is more work for us.” I stand there dumb founded, I thought he was yelling at his coworker. Then Denise slaps me on the back saying, “oh its alright he didn’t know.”
8:17pm I just realized what happened…the dude thought it was my fault. I figured when I signed in and said “there is a full spare on the front right, and the flat is in the trunk” would have been enough…
8:18-8:54pm return to browsing every random car part in the world, though there were no Mighty Autoparts.
8:55pm Announcement, Pep Boys will be closing.
9:00pm Pep Boys closed
9:10pm Service guy swings my car around to the side, as I hop in I say, “Thanks for working late, I appreciate it.”
9:11pm Service guy turns around and apologizes for yelling at me. Few quick “don’t sweat it” guy grunts.
Me…I went to Pep Boys to get a tire changed (stupid curb jumped out at me…I did change the original tire in 6 minutes flat…but that is another story):
But the worst part of this story…they had American Idol blaring in the shop so the cashier and store manager could come watch every minute of it. I hate that stinking show.