So after holding my car hostage overnight, I wait for a call from the mechanic. At 2pm I'm finally impatient enough to call HIM. Well, the part hasn't been delivered yet. I'm sorry what did you just say? No you don't understand. I have to be at my other job at 4pm and I have to finagle a ride up to your shop to get my car before that. Sometimes things like this just happen, he says, in a tone like "I don't really give a rat's ass about your issues lady". There's no way to speed this up because he's waiting on Fed Ex to deliver the part. But as soon as it gets here, which should be any second, he'll get to work on it. It'll be ready by 4pm.
At 4:36pm jackass calls me and tells me it's ready. After I'm already at my second job. I tell him I'll see him tomorrow. Cuz there's no way I can get it tonight. By my tone he can tell I'm not happy. Again he says in a completely oblivious tone that "sometimes these things just happen". That's what pisses me off the most. No real concern. No apology.
So today my partner and I go up to his shop to pick up my car. He's already dropped his ridiculously inflated price from $160 to $115 to appease me. He lays the invoice on the counter with my keys on top of it. I lay two $50 bills on top of the invoice, look him square in the eye and say "THIS is what I'm paying you because you kept my car for a couple of days instead of a couple of hours." He must be married ....cuz he knew better than to argue with a clearly pissed off woman, especially one with a gun strapped to her hip, so he just said "Okay. Sign here." Damn!! I shoulda went lower.
My check engine light is no longer on. But guess what the invoice said?
Somehow his hard work was supposed to be worth $142?
Bite me asshole. Sometimes these things just happen..........