26 March 2012

sometimes i wish i were a guy......

* * * 


dont get me wrong..

i am quite pleased to be a woman...
but....

every now and then...
i wish i were a guy.

* * *

for example....when i need help
 to load big 'junk' into my truck...

you know..wish i had longer arms, bigger hands.....

* * * 

or when....no matter how hard i try ..i cant turn a bolt/screw..

makes me mad...and i wish i had the strength of a guy...

or when guys just 'know' how to fix something that 
totally baffles me...

but...

but...

but...

never so much

do i wish i was a guy

as when i go to get service done on my truck

* * * 

sorry, but i'm so peeved i just have to relate this experience.

* * *
begin rant

so i go to get my truck inspected.

last week my son rotated my tires, 
checked them out and said
 that i should get new ones before my trip to
AUSTIN !!

but that they would pass  inspection
(side note..my son is a mechanic, 
licensed to do inspections in PA,
just isnt currently working at a shop)

so...

i took my truck to the dealer..
they are supposed to treat you good
since you bought your vehicle there...

and if anything is wrong...its covered under warranty..

so this was a no brainer...

truck is still perfect, shouldnt be any problem.

inspect it and lets go !

* * *
so..they do their check up..

tell me that 2 of my tires wont pass...

and because it's a 4 wheel drive vehicle
i need all 4 tires replaced !!

***

WHAT????

so i tell him to SHOW ME
the tires that dont pass...

* * *

he disappears, then comes back,
takes me into the garage and shows me where he 
has circled a spot on each tire...

so...no dummy am I..

i say...well let me see the tool..
let me see the test....
let me see how it does NOT pass...

 * * *
oh..................

he gets the mechanic..
he gets the little measuring tool...

and he had a really hard time getting it to read
in the red....he had to wiggle the hell out of it 
and then i slightly went into the red section, 
then popped right back into the good section.

HA

* * * 

service guy still says 'no go'

then argues with me also that i need all 4 tires to pass inspection
even though they could get only 1 to read not good (with the wriggle and all)

i say that is not true.....

he says they just wont do it...blah blah blah.

he says if i go somewhere else and get the 2 tires put on
and come back, he will pass it.
but...charge me again...

WHAT ?

* * * 

this is all bullshit...sorry, but it is..

so i say...put everything back together..
this discussion is over..

i'm done...

give me your card...i want your name...

* * *

fine...

about 10 minutes later the mechanic
comes out with my truck

he comes over to me and says that he passed it...
that the service manager misunderstood him..

he was just recommending that i get 4 new tires..
for my safety...not for inspection

BALONEY
 
* * *
 
what morons...how dumb do they woman are.....really............
 
* * *
 
anyway..this would never happen to a guy.....
 
hence...sometimes i wish i was a guy...
 
just to eliminate the hassle and

condescension

  * * *

rant over


 

08 March 2012

easy peasy quick post

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well...so sorry i'm too too busy right now to do a proper post..
(see last post)


 but i thought i would do one of those
'things around my house'
posts


but...it seems...
i have moved too much stuff to the new house,
so nothing left here to post about.


so here's a simple post of all the stupid silly little stuff on my bulletin boards


it may give you some insight to my mind...
hahahahahahahahaha


my title this time of year..


great card i got a LONG time ago
but was meant to depict me and my boys..

haha....could have really happened..
 

vintage bingo card with painted crow...

folded paper art...


funny business sign .... but exactly  how i feel...


cherry push pins..
(ya know..cause my last name is cherry)


hysterical picture of a friend of mine..really....
cracks me up every time i look at it !

(for those who know me...
it's jerry..hahahahaha)

looks like something out of the movie 'south pacific'
(ahem...if you're old enough to remember that !)


always.........just a matter of prospective


and of course...my scrabble name plate
(doesnt everyone have one?)

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i also have enjoyed the metal closet doors in my office


they make a wonderful spot to add little trinkets

 

just a great picture...isnt it?
it's all about
taking the leap..


photos from my 50th birthday
'do something out of character'
adventure
(with my son)

awesome but never again !


just cracks me up

what can i say?


senior picture of my neice
isnt it  - she beautiful?

and so very different from the
'senior pictures'
of my day


little bubble magnets i made that i like :)

and last, but not least...
yesterday i wore one of my new scarves i made

get this...out of an old t-shirt.

the tutorials are all over pinterest,
our local resale shop has t shirts for $1...
and had a sale for 75% off...
so that said..my cost was 25 cents...
pretty cool..huh?

i bought one in just about every color !


hope all is well with you...

ttfn