January 18, 2005

Must not strangle customer...

Harvey over at Bad Example had a little post the other day about how much he hates it when his customers make the same old inane "Cold enough for you?" comments to him. And today, as the mercury barely crawled up to 5 deg F and people wanted us to wash their cars, I got a few of those comments myself.

My favorite of the day was a lady who said to me, as I was drying her car by hand in the bitter cold, "You must be crazy to be out here in this cold."

I was able to restrain the impulse to strangle or use the 'fist of death' on her and, somewhat civily to my surprise, merely said "Well, I have to be here because we have customers."

Instead of the preferred, "Well, as long people are crazy enough to wash their cars, I'll be stuck out here."


(That is all)

Posted by GEBIV at January 18, 2005 10:05 PM

I'm not sure I understand the whole "washing your care in sub-freezing weather" thing...

Posted by: Harvey at January 18, 2005 10:37 PM

I kind of figure that based on this post, you use the snow, ice, dirt and salt as a form of camoflauge to keep people from identifying your car.

But really, the more you wash your car in the winter, in an area that salts the roads, the longer the car will last before it becomes a mobile piece of rust.

Posted by: GEBIV at January 18, 2005 11:08 PM

Makes sense. Although I always buy high mileage cars with rotted fenders anyway, so that's not an issue for me :-)

Posted by: Harvey at January 19, 2005 08:11 AM

I can't believe that people still wash their cars when it gets this cold out. I try to wait until it gets intot he 30s at least. I hate trying to open frozen doors.

Posted by: contagion at January 20, 2005 08:30 AM
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