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Old 11-01-2010, 06:34 PM   #21
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Not sure why but I am reminded about a story my friend told me. He worked at Lowes and some guy came in to buy a garage door with glass windows. They loaded it onto a flatbed cart for him and pulled it out to the parking lot. When they got there they found out he didn't have a pickup truck, only a sedan (Honda Prelude if I remember correctly). The guy wanted it strapped to the top of his car with bungee cords. They told him no way in hell they were going to do that because it would be unsafe, would trash his car and probably destroy the door. He raised total hell and stormed inside to get the manager. The manager told the guys to put it on the car to keep the customer quiet. The guy drives off and as soon as he hits the first red light the garage door falls off and breaks all the windows. He turns around, comes back to the store and demands his money back (which they give him). Insane...
I would have NOT returned his money.

I once brought my FB RX7 to purchase a 55'' rear projection TV... and the ************ fit! With about 1/4'' clearance, and the hatch glass sticking up like a spoiler. It was the craziest **** I have ever seen. Never would have thought in a million years it would fit. This was out of the box of course.
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This is why I just put **** in my pockets and walk out.
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My father in law once asked me to install an "AWD system" onto his corolla.
probably could, using the matrix xr setup. I know the Scion Xb guys have done it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:51 PM   #24
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sERIOUSLY !
I work for auto dealer parts Department... I get comments and questions like this every day...

" I need a caddalac converter for my car. "

" My check engine light is on, do I need to change my oil? "

Every day is a different story.. but being in a car dealership is better than a Advance / or autozone parts department. My local Advance gives me a discount every time. They know me, like me, and appreciate that when I ask for parts, i ask nicely, and know what im talking about. No umm, or likes, or here talk to my mechanic. or husband what i needs. I couldnt stand that issue.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:19 PM   #25
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I work at Costco and by the end of my shift my forehead is red from face palming myself all day long.

My favorite thing to hear is, "Do you have this in a regular size? I dont need this much." Jesus, you're in ******* Costco. Are you serious? Really?

Also, we sell some beer in 2 12 pack quantities instead of a full case of 24. People buy one of the 12 packs all the time. You think $21.99 for a 12 pack of Bud Light w/Lime is a good deal?
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Being the service writer at a BMW/Mini/Benz shop, I get this **** all the time. My favorite phone call to date:

Him: "Yeah, I got a Muhcedes E500 spowt. O-tree. Um, the Cadillac convertible inside my transmission is leaking radiator fluid."

Me: "What?!?!"

Him: "How much to fix dat?"

Me: "To fix the Cadillac convertible inside your Mercedes transmission that's leaking radiator fluid?"

Him: "Yeah."
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hahahahha.
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cool story
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:35 PM   #29
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Being the service writer at a BMW/Mini/Benz shop, I get this **** all the time. My favorite phone call to date:

Him: "Yeah, I got a Muhcedes E500 spowt. O-tree. Um, the Cadillac convertible inside my transmission is leaking radiator fluid."

Me: "What?!?!"

Him: "How much to fix dat?"

Me: "To fix the Cadillac convertible inside your Mercedes transmission that's leaking radiator fluid?"

Him: "Yeah."
haha, thats awesome.
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Oh my favorite one was when I worked at Toyota. You see, anyone who has worked or works in the automotive service industry knows the drill when they get a car and a repair order. So I get this one for an oil change..no biggie. But it was the service writers add-in on the commens section that made me run to the copier and make a cpoy to pin to my tool box....get ready for a 3-way facepalm-

"Customer states windows will only go all the way down or all the way up".


I am NOT ******* kidding.
I also got another R.O. with a lovely treat in the notes section-

"Customer states seat belt light will not turn off".

Can you guess what the problem was?
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Oh my favorite one was when I worked at Toyota. You see, anyone who has worked or works in the automotive service industry knows the drill when they get a car and a repair order. So I get this one for an oil change..no biggie. But it was the service writers add-in on the commens section that made me run to the copier and make a cpoy to pin to my tool box....get ready for a 3-way facepalm-

"Customer states windows will only go all the way down or all the way up".


I am NOT ******* kidding.
I also got another R.O. with a lovely treat in the notes section-

"Customer states seat belt light will not turn off".

Can you guess what the problem was?
I don't get it....I like to 'crack' my windows sometimes to get just a little bit of fresh air... If my window only went all the way down or all the way up, I'd have an issue with that too.....
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Dude. They were using the auto up/down on the button and not just lightly pressing it.
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unless you didn't trip the auto-up/down button while trying to manually get your position...


edit: too slow
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I worked at an Advance Auto Parts in rural South Georgia back when I was in college. This really happened just this way. This was not atypical.

A middle aged black fellow walked up to the parts counter and said, "You gotta watta pump?"

"For what kind of car?"

"Issa Brewi."

"What kind of car?"

"Brewit."

"Brewit what?"

"Brewit somethin'. I dunno. Iss out der. oints to parking lot: Da blue one."

"The Park Avenue?"

"Yeah, da blue one."

"What year is it?"

"Dunno."

"Is it a six cylinder?"

"You wanna go look?"
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I worked at an Advance Auto Parts in rural South Georgia back when I was in college. This really happened just this way. This was not atypical.

A middle aged black fellow walked up to the parts counter and said, "You gotta watta pump?"
We don't get much of that in-person. I think the worst I've had in person was a college girl that wanted to know how much we charged to fix her CEL.

Me - "Well, let's start with this: what kind of car is it?"

Her - "Uh, a B M W..." (you have to "valley-girl" the BMW in a very condescending tone - nevermind the fact that EVERYONE here owns/has owned many BMWs - to get the full effect here)

Me - "What kind of BMW?"

Her - "[scoff] A white one..."

Me - "That's vague... What do the numbers on the right side of the trunk say?"

Her - "I don't know... it's white."

Me - "Let's go outside and take a look..."
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was she at least hot?

lol
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All these comments seem about normal.

I work at an autoparts store on the weekends and we have a guy from the hood who's constantly wants to warranty parts out. Since he works on a million boxes and bubbles and we have a lifetime warranty on a bunch of parts, he'll have 2-3 customers buy the parts, then after that he will bring the rest of his customers parts in as warranty. Last weekend I caught him in the act....

"Sir, I cannot warranty the master cylinder. You can tell its over 3 months old, and it does not have the reman print on it"

"I had to swap reservoirs with the old one"

Knowing we sell it with the reservoir, and he was going to break it trying-

"Okay, then pull the reservoir off and I'll warranty it out"

"Lemmie get a screwdriver. It just pops right off"

A few minutes later I hear "Crack!"

"I'm sorry sir, but now I cannot warranty it out, as it was an installer error. Have a great day."
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was she at least hot?

lol
Yeah, I would have PIIHB. At least once...
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So there I was, walking around Costco. Minding my own business when I look at the side wall where the soda is stacked. I always get a case or two of the glass bottle Coke from Mexico. All I could see was a pallet of it on the top shelf still wrapped up. Five minutes goes by and I'm sure there isn't any in a place that I can actually reach. I wanted to be sure it wasn't right in front of me before I asked for help. An employee walks by and I ask him if he can help me. He gets a smirk on his face and asks me if the pallet of cases directly behind me on the floor against the cooler will work. Yes, I was that guy yesterday.
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A 16 year old salad girl at the restaurant I work at asked what eggplant was(referring to the eggplant parmesan). A waitress told her, "Um... its a vegetable."

To which she replied, "EWW, I thought it was chicken... I don't like it anymore."

Holy **** these kids are dumb.
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