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The world and many of its inhabitants are fucking crazy.......

that is all.

my recent travail with getting a car repair..........

Last week I was unable to use my driver's side control buttons to roll down the front windows, the lights were out on it and I could lock the doors but not unlock them from the control pane.

My first thought was perhaps a fuse or fuses were out. There were 3 fuses I replaced all 3 and that didn't solve the problem. I took it to my mechanic on Thursday and one of the mechanics checked the fuses and thought maybe it was the circuit breaker. These are not sold at Pep Boys or any other chain. I called a VW dealership and he located one for me at a Chrysler dealership. I went & bought it, put it in it didn't solve the problem.

I went to see my mechanic & he didn't want to take a look at the problem because he seldom works on VW's. (I love his honesty, been going to his shop since 1986). He recommended a mechanic who works on foreign cars. I went there and he could fit me in on Friday & together we decided I would order a door switch, which I did from a VW dealership, not mine, but one closer) and in no uncertain terms it was to be ready for me on Saturday.

On Friday I went to the new mechanic, & the mechanic yelled at me after he had checked the door. He wanted to know why I brought it to him if the switch was the problem. I told him I didn't know for sure that the problem was the switch. I left there with a tentative plan to bring the car in on Monday (they're closed on Saturdays) with the switch. I then drove to my mechanic who said that if the switch was a plug in he could do it on Monday. After the foreign car mechanic looked at the car, I could no longer lock or unlock the front doors neither would my key fob lock the doors, nor would the doors automatically lock upon hitting a certain speed.

Not done yet. On Saturday I go to the VW dealership and I stop in at the service desk, told him what piece I was picking up & asked if he could fit me in. He was taken aback when I asked an approximate cost, but he replied $105 an hour for labor. I figured I would get it done & stop running around. I go to Parts to pick up the switch & find out the "manager" never placed the order. It would now be in on Tuesday, I did get it discounted $30, but I was very unhappy and got in touch with the man who takes complaints for this dealership via voicemail & email This is a huge dealership, Chevy, VW, Infiniti, etc.

Today I picked up the part. I looked at it, it is a plug in. I took it to my mechanic, it took him less than 5 minutes to put it in. My question was "how much do I owe you Eddie?" His answer $10. We also learned (because I still could not lock/unlock the front doors) the #38 fuse I had replaced had been removed, probably by the foreign car mechanic.

Moral of the story: stick with who you know.

Mom got a birthday card from the President and his wife.......

today. Mom will be 85 on April 2. I requested the birthday greeting for her about 2 months ago. It is very nice and speaks to her being from a generation who saw much and did much for this country.

I am going to frame the card and envelope.

who were the republican senators who did not.....

Sign the letter sent to Iran

I am wary to post this........


but I gave it some thought & am doing so. I posted this fundraiser yesterday. I find myself in a pickle. I have had a hard past 6 years, physical/health and employment issues, and Mom has had health issues and this past 6-9 months it has taken a toll on her & me.
I am employed, but having to curtail my hours punched me hard.

I am not asking my fellow DU'ers to help me out, but if you know where to post this link, it would be helpful. I don't want to post it on facebook or twitter as I am a fairly private person.

Thank you.

http://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/keep-84-year-old-mom-at-home-with-me/318507

Cross posted in the Lounge




I am wary to post this........

but I gave it some thought & am doing so. I posted this fundraiser yesterday. I find myself in a pickle. I have had a hard past 6 years, physical/health and employment issues, and Mom has had health issues and this past 6-9 months it has taken a toll on her & me.
I am employed, but having to curtail my hours punched me hard.

I am not asking my fellow DU'ers to help me out, but if you know where to post this link, it would be helpful. I don't want to post it on facebook or twitter as I am a fairly private person.

Thank you.




http://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/keep-84-year-old-mom-at-home-with-me/318507

question

I have posted at youcaring.com URL is https://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/keep-84-year-old-mom-at-home-with-me/318507

May I post this in the lounge?

Thanks

Did Papa John's Pizza, discontinue...........

letting customers choose whether the coin toss at the Super Bowl will be heads or tails? They've done that the past couple years, if you were right you received a large one topping pizza.

I would choose heads, and my 84 year old mother would choose tails (using her email address), therefore we were guaranteed a pizza.
It's not the best pizza, but some nights you just don't want to cook.

They probably stopped the contest, because of people like me.

I hate charley horses.............

I had one this morning in my left leg. I was laying in bed & just screaming. My 84 year old mother was awake (11 a.m.) and completely ignored my screams. The pain lasted about 3 minutes.

4 hours I have the left over soreness. I hate them.

Why is it that those who can least afford it..........

tip me, and those who in all probability can afford it, don't tip me? The disparity of this hit me last night. I drive for a ride sharing company. My last trip last night was taking a guy and his girlfriend home at about 2 a.m. They had been drinking and the woman fell asleep. I had a conversation with her boyfriend, where I learned that he had totaled his car a couple of months ago, and due to his currently not working he was unable to buy a car at this time. When I got to their home, (located in a City middle class neighborhood) I learned that no bus runs on their street and the closest bus stop was about 3/4's of mile away. So when he does find a job, without a car, it will be a trek for him to get there.

When the trip was over, fare was $22, he handed me $5, when tipped, I always thank the passenger and I also added to him last night, that I truly appreciated it.

Last night's experience made me reflect on those passengers I have picked up from their homes that are in neighborhoods where the houses are valued at $300,000 and above (and from conversation I find out that my passenger(s) are attorneys, architects, bankers & other such professionals) and I've taken them on rides that have cost anywhere from $10 to up to $97 and no tip was added to the fare or given to me.

I don't ask for tips or have my hand out waiting for something to be handed to me & am pleasantly surprised when I find that something has been added to the fare.

I asked my 84 year Mother the same question I'm asking here and Mom's response was that those who can't afford it can empathize with others, and those that can afford it expect to be served and feel that they don't have to "pay" extra for the service being given.
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