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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why I can't color my hair

Thanks to everyone who gave me their feedback on the Kindle, I had no idea there were other e-readers out there so I need to look into them before I make my final decision. However, I have decided that an e-reader at some point will be mine, oh yes, it shall be mine.

Now onto other things:

So, when we got back from Snowbird last week, my van--which had not gone with us--had a flat tire. Really flat. Dear hubby pumped it up and life went on.

Yesterday, I went to work and at some point looked out the window to see that the tire was flat again. Really flat. Aggravating.

I left work, pumped up the tire and drove to Brigham City and my favorite tire store, Les Schwab (they came to my rescue when I had a bulging tire and the people that sold me that tire said they couldn't do anything to help--sorry). We're close enough that I just call him Les. Worried that the tire wouldn't hold air the whole 20 miles, I adjusted my side mirror so I could watch the tire throughout the drive. I'm very detail oriented like that. Lucky for me, it looked great. Phew.

I arrived as Les Schwab, pointed out the injured tire and wrote 900 words on my WIP while I waited. Strangely enough, Les couldn't find anything wrong with the tire. I was shocked, but maybe it was one of those self-healing tire things. It happens. They didn't charge me, which was sweet since it wasn't their tire giving me trouble, I went home and forgot all about it.

Until I went to work today and looked out the window. The tire was flat. Really flat. How is that possible? Les didn't find anything wrong with the tire, and yet it was flat? What about my self-healing tire theory? I liked that theory.

My co-worker came in a little later and said "Whoa, your tire is flat--really flat." I said I knew that and explained the whole story.

"They should have put it in water, if they had they'd have found the hole--tires don't get THAT flat in 24 hours unless there is one heck of a leak."

I told him they DID put it in water, I knew this because the tire was all clean and shiny when I drove away from Les the day before. And as I described this to him, I looked back out the window. Wait a minute.

The tire that was flat now, isn't the tire that was flat yesturday...or at least, it's not on the same side of the car. That's when I realized that tires don't really heal themselves. Instead, the tire I pointed out to Les wasn't actually the tire that was flat. That means that the tire I watched through the side mirror all the way to Brigham City, wasn't the one that had been flat either. Huh, how about that?

Good thing I'm not a brunette, then I'd really have some explaining to do. As it is, everyone just smiles at me sympathetically when this kind of thing happens. . . and then they sell me four new tires.

16 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm sorry but I totally laughed my butt off at the end of this post. You're awesome, Josi!
As for tire problems, I hear you. I've had TWO blow out in the last year while I was on the freeway (and I'm neurotic about tire pressuer and conditions.) First one was some weird glass thing falling off the truck and I have no idea what caused the 2nd one. I just said, "Screw it" and bought 4 new ones to avoid anything for the next while.

Heather B. Moore said...

I'm good friends with Les Schwab too. But everything is THEIR fault, of course.

Kimberly said...

No word of a lie, this has happened to me, and I'm a brunette. Fortunately I was dropped on my head as a small child so I've got a ready made excuse too. Phew.

Kristina P. said...

Oh my gosh! That is hilarious! And totally something I would do.

Becky I. said...

Hi Josi! I LOVE my Kindle! They SOOOOO rock! And I'd love to have your books on it. How does that work for the author? Anyway, I'm reading "My Not-so-Fairy Tale Life" by your friend, Julie Wright. Loving it. You and your friends are keeping me very entertained these days. Love ya'! Becky

Anonymous said...

Don't feel too bad. I once took my van to the dealer because the automatic van doors would not work at all. I was so embarrased when they came back and told me that the switch was turned off. Apparently I turned it off when I was cleaning the dashboard...
I'm brunette and it didn't spare me from "the look" from all the mechanics, not to mention the crap I had to take from by husband.

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Oh man, I am laughing. That's awesome.

LisAway said...

Self healing tires. Ha! What a great story. I would never, ever do anything like that. Ever. (unless you consider ruining your brother's wedding because you take the wrong cue similar. And any number of other little where-did-I-put-my-brain things that happen all the time.)

Karlene said...

Oooh. That's funny. And as the blue car in Cars says, "I wouldn't worry about it...because I didn't do it!"

Seriously, I do that kind of stuff all the time. Once I was on the phone with my ISP provider complaining that his system wasn't working, blah, blah, blah. It wasn't plugged in to the power source. Duh.

Laree said...

Oh, I needed that chuckle right now! Josi, You rock!

Crystal said...

Crackin' me up Josi. Sounds like something I would do!

Grandma 'D' said...

What Crystal really meant to say was, "totally something my mom would do". Those moments are not so funny until you get to share them with someone else. And we are comforted to know that other people do those off the wall, how did that happen, I didn't see that coming moment, that you really don't want to tell anyone. And yet you feel better getting it off your chest....kind of!! Anyway thanks for my laugh of the day!!!
It was sucky up until now. Thanks Josi.

Amber Argyle-Smith said...

I did the same thing, and I'm a brunette. Doesn't bode well for me, does it?

Fortunately, one of the tire guys noticed a screw driver sticking out of the real problem tire.

I know, I know. I'm awesome. But please remember, instead of throwing confetti, please throw money. ;)

Julie Wright said...

Okay, you are officially funny. I want a kindle and I think vehicle tires are evil.

Heather Justesen said...

That sound so like something I would do. And I'm not blonde, so apparently I don't have an excuse! I nominated you for an award on my blog. Come check it out!

Crystal said...

Oh I just LOVE you!