Friday, July 22, 2011

5 Question Friday and the truck, the tire and customer service!!

1. If your husband had the BIG V and you got pregnant what would your first reaction be? For the dudes, what would your first reaction be if your wife told you she was pregnant after the Big V?
Well since Mr. M had the big V and I can talk from that perspective then...someone would be getting an in person law suit sent to them!! Every now and then I will be late and I always tell Mr. M if your blanks are active again I am shooting a doctor!!  So I guess that answers that!!

2. Best memory about this summer so far.
Oh well obviously it has to be our cruise to Greece!! It was the BEST time I have ever had on a vacay so far and we have been to old favorite but still totally in love with it and want to go back.

3. How often do you change your sheets? Your kids sheets?
The master sheets get changed every week and the girls sheets get changed at the same time. Unless there are things that come up..sick kid,aunt flo issues or really hot weather and we sweat like banchees then we always go with that.

4. Having just gone through TSA, would you rather have a full-body scan or a pat-down?
I would rather do the machine thingy..I can NOT stand when someone touches me whether it is there job or not I always feel violated!!

5. Since it is fair time...what's your favorite fair (county or state) memory?
OMG I love fairs and especially the one in Oklahoma. Mr. M actually drove down from Kansas when we were dating just to take me to the fair...isn't he a doll?!?!?!
Ok so there goes the questions for today! Now I know I have been promising you all pictures and I swear they are loaded and all but I have had quite a few issues this week. Let me explain...

A few weeks ago I had a flat tire and went to the tire repair shop to be told it would take me a week to get an appointment to get it looked at. So I drove around with a spare tire for over a week. Then when I finally get into the shop he tells me that my stupid stupid 20 in rims that Mr. M just HAD to have on my truck are corroded and worthless and need to be replaced. Well I sure as heck wasn't going to get more stupid stupid rims so I bought the more truck like 17 in rims and the big honkin' tire truck tires....ruff ruff prrrrrr!!! Sexy!!!
So of course being overseas it took me 2 weeks to get the rims in since no one around here carries them and then we had to order the tires. So the last 2 rims came in Monday and I ordered the tires and they came in Wednesday. I called up the tire shop and got an appointment for today..yay it didn't take a month this time!!!  So today I was all excited to not only get the new..and in my opinion prettier tires...put on my truck but to have all of it out of my truck and have my truck back to normal. So the girls and I loaded up this morning and headed to the tire repair shop to get my baby all did up!!  Yes I meant to say did ya'll chill out!

It took a little over an hour and the guys there are always so nice to me. I went and got into my truck with my beautiful girls and headed out to go to the recycle center to dump the old rims and tires. Mr. M was going to meet us there to help unload until......  Once we got to the gate of the other kaserne we heard a loud pop and air gushing from my truck...oh yeah we had a flat tire!!!!  Ok pick up your jaw now and keep reading it gets sooo much better from here.

I pulled off the side of the road as soon as I could to get out and watch my brand new tire on my brand new rim go flat faster then I have ever seen a tire go flat in my life!!! The girls jumped out of the truck just as I was getting Mr. M on the phone to let him know we were down the street from his work with new tires and new rims and flat tire. He freaked and came running over to us.  As we both just stood there looking at it like seriously we thought it was going to dance for us or something saying over and over "are you freaking kidding me?!?!"  Mr. M began getting the jack out to change the tire and put one of the old ones on so I could go back to the tire shop and find out what the deal was.  He had all the lug nuts off the tire and truck up on the jack when all of a sudden my worst fears came true...the truck began to roll right towards Mr. M.  Now I know any of you who have been in a situation where you see something bad going to happen and are determined to do whatever you can to stop it will understand me when I say this....I tried to grab the truck and yelled at Mr. M to move his ass!!  Thank goodness he moved really fast when I yelled and unfortunately I was not able to hold the truck like I SOOO swore I could!! Just an FYI for all of you...trucks are really really heavy k?!?!
So we put the tire braces under the tires and started again..haha yeah he didn't tell me we had those..sheeesh!!!  So tire off and old tire on the girls and I headed back to the repair shop to find out what the problem was. As we got to the repair shop one guys said "hey you still here?" and I said "nope I am back with a flat tire" He laughed until he realized I wasn't kidding and went to get the manager.  Once the guy who had just fixed my truck saw me he came right out and took the tire to see what was wrong with it.  After testing it and putting air back in it he explained to me that the tire was defective and had a bubble in it.  He showed the bubble to me so I could show the tire shop people and told me that normally a bubble in the tire wall means you hit something but since it is obviously a brand new tire and he can tell it was not hit in any way they might need to see the bubble to believe me.  So off we went to the tire shop where we bought it.  

Now for those of you who are military then you will understand when I say we bought the tire at AAFES, exchange, whatever they are calling themselves these days. I have always called them an injustice and ripoffville but we will go with exchange for now.  I walked in and told the nice lady who had helped me order the tires that I just came from the tire shop and one of the tires has a defect and I need to get another tire. A man standing there wanted to know what was wrong so I explained it and he then went to get his manager. The manager asked me what happend and I explained what it was and he began to tell me that a bubble in the tire wall is from impact and that I ruined the tire and I was going to have to pay for it....hold on ya'll this gets really good about now..I looked at him and gave him a chance to say his say and call me a liar and then I opened my mouth and every hateful thing that anyone has done or said to me this year came rushing out of my mouth at this man...errrrrr sorry dude!!  I told him I did not appreciate being called a liar and that there was no way that I could have hit anything in the 2 meters I drove before this stupid defective tire blew and my girls are screaming terrified that something is really wrong. I told him that I had already been to the tire shop and they told me it was defective and that if he asked me to pay for another tire we were going to have a serious issue on our hands.  He then looked at me, looked at the nice lady who was helping me and told her "order a new tire for her".  Hmmmmmm do you think that if I had been some mousey little meak woman whom this man obviously thought he was talking to that I would have gotten it fixed or gotten screwed?!?! 

I left there pissed off, with 3 new tires and 1 old one on my truck and all I could think was....are you freaking kidding me?!?!  It has been devastating enough for not just me but my girls and a whole lot of running around and he had the nerve to call me a liar??!!?!?!??!?!  Can you say  Ice complaint anyone!!!!?!??!??!?!

So I still have a truck full of tires and rims and wierd looking set on my truck at the moment and I will have to wait until next week to get any of it fixed which means no big traveling for us this weekend and definitely no fun for the exchange manager when I finish my complaint!! :)

So yes I will get to the pictures I SWEAR I WILL!!!!  Just give me a little time to get stuff back to normal around here first....thanks!!!


HD said...

Wow! I would have flipped my lid at the tire guy too. What ever happened to the customer being right? What a jerk. I'd probably write/call a complaint to someone higher up to have them understand how terribly he made you feel.
Hope it all gets fixed up soon!
(came from Mama M's). (o:

Queenie Jeannie said...

You go girl!!! I hate it when stuff like this happens, but I'm exactly the same way! Do NOT mess with strong women!!!!


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