Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Saga Continues....

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?

Thermostat $10.99
Gasket $6.99

Somehow his hard work was supposed to be worth $142?
Bite me asshole. Sometimes these things just happen..........

16 comments:

kris said...

Bite HIM. And leave a mark girl. SHEESH. Ridiculous.

Shandra said...

Yikes! Glad this is behind you!

Stacy said...

What a jerk!

You go woman! I wouldn't have had the guts to slap the two 50s and say take it. I'm impressed.

Debra Sue said...

Nice set of cajones you have there, Krista! Good for you.

As B would say, "What a douche bag!"

thegreybullet said...

I am so impressed with you!! What a JERK!!
Ellen

C.J. said...

I lurves me some chutzpah!

Glad he knew better than to argue :0)

Robin said...

Way to go Krista... I felt like I got "taken" this week on a paint job. I needed my hallway painted.. not any hallway mind you but one that goes down to my basement with 19 foot ceilings. I called a painter in (my cousin no less) thinking it might be $100 - $150 to paint... Nope.. he charges me $225 plus I had to buy the paint. Holy Crap!! I'm definitely in the WRONG business I think..

Carla said...

You crack me up!

wzgirl said...

You are such a badass. My hero! I loathe dealing with car-stuff.

Doris & Dan said...

What a moron! You rock girl! Love that you laid down the 'tude and did not cave in.

Keep smilin!

Mom said...

Next time you will know to call Jason and have him do it. The comments crack me up. These people clearly do not know you well. You have always been the master negotiator and #1 BADASS.

a&mg said...

They don't call you "Kick Ass Krista" for nothing!

Lisa and Doug said...

What a rip off artist! I am so glad you stuck to your guns (literally and figuratively!)

tracy said...

Dayum your good girl! You want to come drop my truck off with me and wait out the repairs for my blinking light issue? I already took it to the a$$holes once, they kept the truck all day and didn't fix it. When will I get another chance to drop it off for a day????

I really need a lesson from you.

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

You go girl :)

Mommy-To-Channing said...

I hate bastards like that.......good for you!!!