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Friday, October 5, 2007

Thirteen Things Not To Say To Your Mechanic

Because more than half of these items were said at the shop in the last week, I decided to get together my own off the wall 'Thirteen'. :)

Thirteen Things Not To Say To Your Mechanic

1. Just patch it up, I’m going to sell it. (Yea, we’ve never heard this one before.)

2. Your estimate’s for more than my car’s worth. (Meaning we should do the thousand dollar repair for fifty bucks? I think not.)

3. Can I pay you in installments? (Sure, as soon as I can pay my suppliers in installments.)

4. Will you install my parts I bought at Walmart? (Sure, as soon as the restaurants allow you to bring in your own eggs for them to fry up.)

5. This is a classic. (Not to me.)

6. Are you honest? (If I said yes, and I’m a crook, you won’t know until it’s too late anyway.)

7. Can I borrow a tool? (No!)

8. Do you give estimates for free? (Nnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooo!)

9. Can you come over to my house and see what’s wrong with my car? (Sure, just let me hitch up my tool box, and diagnostic equipment on my back and I’ll be right over.)

10. The shop downtown will do it cheaper. (Oh, well let me get into a bidding war for your business.)

11. Do you fix cars here? (No, I break them. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this. I average about five a month.)

12. I’m a mechanic. (Darn, I guess I can’t rip you off. Imagine trying this one on your doctor.)

13. My boyfriend is going to check your work. (Why not cut out the middleman, and have him do it? Then, I can check his work.)


Jordan Summers said...


BernardL said...

Thanks, Jordan, I'm glad you got a laugh out of my 'Thirteen'.

raine said...

I like number 9, but 11 is really my favorite--lmao!!
What is it they THINK you do there?!

BernardL said...

Thanks, Raine. I got hit with #13 on Friday, so it's my favorite for now. :)

Tempest Knight said...

hahaha! Okay, I can get away with saying some of these since my mechanics are also my neighbors.

BernardL said...

Proceed with caution, Tempest. :)

Leigh Russell said...

I know what I'd reply to 10 or 13....

BernardL said...

Yea, Leigh, those are always floating around on the tip of my tongue, but must be avoided if at all possible. :)