The Call Is Coming From Inside The House [socs]

Stream of consciousness Saturday

My last call (as of 10:15 Friday morning when I’m writing this) was from my Toyota guy. Why is he calling, I wondered, when I’m sitting right here in the waiting room drinking their coffee? But he said to come out to his “office,” so I did like a good little customer. He told me my filters were dirty and also they wanted to add a magic potion to my fuel. Naturally, these were not on my plan. I agreed because what do I know? Nothing! They know I know nothing, which makes it a great relationship.

What’s funny is that I used to yell at my father for doing this. Omg, old senile person, I fumed at him! (In nicer words.) Why go to the dealer rip-off service? Shop around! But he insisted he was comfortable at the dealer and didn’t mind paying a little more. Well, since then, my daughters got ripped off at other places, and by the time I got my new Corolla in 2016, what did I do? Took it right to the dealer for service even after the warranty was done ~ I bought another warranty, hah.

My ex-husband said never ever ever buy extended warranties, but you know what? He’s not the boss of me anymore, pffft! πŸ˜›

I was going to write about last call at a bar, back in Chicago in 1983, when I was in love with Mark (that asshole) and we danced to a Lionel Ritchie song and then he took another girl on a camping trip, but then I remembered that 1983 was a loooooooong time ago and my car is more interesting.


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17 responses to “The Call Is Coming From Inside The House [socs]

  1. I always wonder when they tell me I need something more than I came in for – are they being honest or taking advantage because they know I know nothing about a carC.

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  2. Brilliant post, was the magic fluid expensive? Did it work πŸ’œ oh! By the way sod Mark! πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  3. I almost never pay for the extra warranty, but I did for my 2012 Toyota because, if I recall, it paid for itself with the free oil changes alone.

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  4. I’m about to get the 100k mile checkup and have booked my time at the dealer rip off place for the same reason as your dad. I’m sure I’ll pay more but there’s a convenience factor. B keep telling me to get an estimate first then see what the local mom and pop place down the road will cost. Ain’t nobody got time for that. lol

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  5. LOL at ending! And also: Totally agree with go with what you know. Save headaches for real mysteries.

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  6. When a Stranger Calls (1979) ☎️ ?


  7. HA! I took my car for an oil change to dealership this week too and they wanted to change the filters etc. I asked how much it would cost and was told $150. I asked what would happen if I didn’t agree and was told they’d just ask me the next time I cam in so I said no. They can ask the next time as far as I’m concerned because by then, the lease will be up and the filters will be their problem! πŸ™‚ At least that’s what I’m hoping!
    Your comment that the ex isn’t the boss of you made me laugh so hard! πŸ™‚ YAY! Nobody’s the boss of either of us!

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  8. So glad to hear someone else danced to a Lionel Ritchie song and still remembers it but chooses to dis the dude and love on the car instead πŸ™‚

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