Project 22 – 14 November 2007

Roadside Assistance

Yesterday’s adventure was helping Joe jump his car, since I’d never participated in such a venture previously. Before we could jump it, actually, we had to push his car out of its parking space, which was pretty difficult on wet gravel and leaves against an incline. Thankfully, a friendly bicyclist stopped on his way up the hill and helped us get it moving. It turned out that people on the street were much more helpful than the people at the local branch of an auto parts store, where we discovered that the best way to get service is to arrive and then call them on the phone. They’ll leave you standing in the store for ages, but they jump to catch the phone every single time.

2 Responses to “Project 22 – 14 November 2007”


  • where we discovered that the best way to get service is to arrive and then call them on the phone

    That’s… amazing. I think I’d be inclined to make a weasel face at the store people when they jumped in to answer the phone.

  • Oh, it was great. We were standing outside in the rain waiting on this guy to help us, and the moment the phone rings, he jumps on it and disappears, leaving us in the rain. Brilliant way to win customers, isn’t it?

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