I went to get new tires

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    Needed 4 new tires, well overdue.

    Tire store guy inspects and agrees, "you definitely need 4 new tires". Looks up on computer says, "We only have 2 of those in stock. We can put one on the front right and one on the back left".

    Huh? I respond, "But I need 4 new tires, not 2".

    "But we only have 2 of those same tires in stock". Blank stare.

    "Can't we just use a different brand in the same size?"

    More clueless blank expression. "Oh sure, we carry a lot of different brands" Typing on computer, "Let's see... do you want to go with Bridgestone?"

    "I don't know. Is that the same price? Same rating? Are you recommending Bridgestone?"

    Doesn't understand my question, instead says, "We also have Michelin in that size, did you want Michelin?"

    "I don't know. Is that comparable to what I have now?"

    "Goodyear is in stock too".

    Round and round and round.

    I left, went somewhere else.

    Fuck him.
     
  2. Jack-A-Roe

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    Sounds tiring
     
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    Oh
     
  4. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    Last night at sports bar, I ask waitress what beers she has on tap, she answers very quickly, "Bud, Miller, Coors Light, Dos Equis, Blue Moon and Snowday". She rattled them off so fast I didn't hear the last one, "what was the last one?" She answers again, annoyed, "snowday" matter of factly as if of course everyone has heard of that.

    I ordered a Jack and Coke instead and pulled out my phone and looked up Snowday, which is a seasonal "winter black ale" from New Belgium, meaning 99.99999999% of her customers will not have any idea what she is talking about.

    Here is what a normal person would have done, "We have Bud, Miller, Coor's light, Dos Equis, Blue Moon and... a specialty beer called Snowday which is a strong dark beer made from New Belgium, the same brewery that makes Fat Tire". Instead of just assuming that everyone knows what "snowday" is.



    Fuck her.
     
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  5. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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  6. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    what size, application? I know a guy...
     
  7. Jack-A-Roe

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    trouble was a brewin
     
  8. Lucky Pierre

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    This reminds me of another time...

    Had contractor in my house, giving me a quote for a master bath remodel.

    He looks at my light fixtures above the mirror and says, "these are a little low, did you want to move the junction boxes?"

    I have no idea what a "junction box" is and whether or not I need to move them, so I ask, "Do I need to move them, is that a benefit? What does that entail? Cost? Is that something you guys can do?"

    He responds, "If that's what you want, then we can call an electrician. Is that what you want?"

    It can't be just me.
     
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  9. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    You aren't so lucky, Pierre.
     
  10. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    Adam Carolla has inspired me to get annoyed at these types of things
     
  11. Dick Gozinya

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    Did you at all notice the irony in this, though? :jj:
     
  12. Jake Dog

    Jake Dog Well-Known Member VIP

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    Do they sell Fat Tire at the tire store you went to??? :dontknow:
     
  13. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    I didn't notice. Too irrelevantly unimportant, unfunny, un-ironic, etc.

    You like Adam Sandler movies, right?
     
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    Billy Madison was pretty funny
     
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    LOL, well played
     
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    shit, i missed the point again
     
  17. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    With tires, I do all the research online before I get to the store. Some places, you can even look up and see if they have the tires you want in stock. That way, when I get there, I just tell them, "I want 4 <brand, model, size> tires installed." Even if the guy is competent, I wouldn't trust him to recommend the best tire for my car. Instead, he might recommend the most profitable tire for the store, or the one that is giving him the biggest bonus that day or the one they are having trouble getting rid of.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    this thread was cracking me up until gwart missed the point
     
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    whats the deal with kids wearing their pants low?
     
  20. Billy Brown

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    You don't know much about cars, huh.