Current Stable: 99 528iT, 87 325is, 58 Lincoln Premiere, 94 NSX
Gone but not Forgotten: 88 M5, 69 MG, 98 Golf, 07 GTI, 10 CC, 13 Mustang GT, 90 Miata Turbo
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so my car broke down & I was 20 minutes out of town, had to have the car towed somewhere...first person that answered my call was this mechanic that is an acquaintance of a friend. he turned out to be a totally shady hack, but anyway, when I picked up my car there was a HUGE dent on the lip of my wheel where a curb chewed it up, and the mechanic/hack proceeded to tell me what a blast my car is to drive(!!!!) I KNOW it wasn't me b/c I'd just washed my car, plus you feel/hear it when you curb a wheel that bad. when I brought it to the mechanics attention he laughed and said "women drivers"
Actually got a call once where a lady did not pull away far enough to break it.
Dispatch: We have an emergency call for you, how quick can you get to McKeesport?
Dispatch: A lady pulled out with the nozzle in her car, it is stuck in the car.
Me: lol what?
Me: 1/2 hour max.
Dispatch: THERE IS A CHILD IN THE CAR FIRE DEPT IS ON THE WAY they will meet you there.
Me: Did she back up before she tried to take it out?
Dispatch: Nevermind, they just called back. She backed up.
I've never seen it occur, but I have pulled up to a pump that was broken off at the coupling and the hose laying about 20 feet away, so I must have missed it by a couple minutes.
How much does it cost to fix that? There's a station near my work that has handwritten signs taped to the pumps that say "You pay for broken hose due to drive-off" or something similar in horrible Engrish.