Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Tires

Wow, it's been a long time since I wrote anything on here, lots of things has happened since. Anyways, my Toyota Yaris was in dire need of new tires so since I was off from work today, we decided to take it into Discount Tires to get new ones. We decided to get all 4 new ones since they are getting pretty bald.

Because we weren't sure how long it will take to get the tires replaced, Jim drove his car to the shop as well so that we can go home if I have to leave my car there for the day. We got there soon after the store opened and the salesperson came out to greet us. I gave him my spare keys (which has both the Toyota & Chevy keys on it). As we were at the counter filling out our "paperwork" on the computer, one of the mechanics came out and took the keys so that he can drive the car into the workshop. The salesperson told us that it will only take about 15 - 20 minutes to change the tires so of course we decided that we will just wait.

We sat in one of their comfy chairs (with their backs) along the glass wall where you can see them working on the cars. After a few minutes of chatting with Jim, I turned to watch the mechanics work. There were 4 spots in the workshop and the spot nearest to us was a blue Chevy being worked on and in the 3 spot was a white truck. I stood up to see if the 4th spot was where they were working on my silver Toyota. I got a little confused since the 2nd & 4th spots were empty so I looked into the parking lot to see where my Toyota went. Guess what? They were working on our car except it was the Chevy instead of the Toyota!!!

We flagged one of the mechanics and told them that they are changing the tires on the wrong car!. Luckily, they've just taken all 4 tires off the car and hasn't taken them off the wheels yet. So, we waited for another 10 minutes for them to put the tires back onto the Chevy and put the new ones onto the Toyota...Phew, luck I turned to look coz we just got 2 new tires on the Chevy about a couple of months ago! ;-)