Since the White Sox won the world series last week (sorry, Teddy :P) and since a lot of the guys at the shop wanted to celebrate Halloween, the boss decided that we would only be open from 8:00 to 3:00 today. It was posted on the sign in front of the shop last Wednesday, and has been there ever since.
Today, at 3:00, we closed the shop as normal. I made up the bank deposit, and the other guy left. While I was busy doing the paperwork, a car pulled up. I stopped what I was doing and walked out to inform the customer that we were closed early and that we would reopen tomorrow at 8:00AM. He understood and left. A little while later, another vehilce pulled up. I did the same thing, but the response was completely opposite: The old guy behind the wheel started cussing at me and making remarks about how we had no right to close early, that we should service his vehicle, etc... I turned around and said, "Sorry," and I went inside the shop and locked the door.
What I don't get is how people can so blatenly ignore what is posted on a sign, yet expect me to accept the fact that it's my fault!
Have another example: Stop signs.
Just inside the driveway of the shop, there is a stop sign with a message about staying in your vehicle, yadda yadda yadda... So many people just ignore that sign and drive right up to the door, or even try to pull their car in the shop without any guidance! Remember this picture? That hole is about 24" wide, and nearly 72" deep! Would you try to pull your car in, over it, without anyone to guide you? If so, have fun getting back out of the pit.
Oh yeah, this old guy that cussed me out blew the sign off as well.
Like the sign we have in our window. "WINDOW CLOSED: PLEASE COME IN" People stand at the window and stare at the sign and get all pissed off because nobody is coming out to the hallway to help them. DUH.
- Posted by Luey (Guest) on November 1, 2005 at 09:30:22AM
Well, an update... That same guy came back today and was one of the nicest people that's been in all week! Maybe he reads this here blog thing-a-ma-jiggy...
- Posted by tim (Guest) on November 4, 2005 at 08:31:16PM
i also work at the quik lube it really gets your blood pumping when people think there cars will just go right in w/o guidence. and on that note i hate when teenagers come in the dont have any respct for the people around them, this girl and must have been her boyfriend or somthing and wanted an oilchange. so we did the job and i told her the total, went to give her the change and she said whoops! in a dumbass blonde tone and dropped the change including bills on the floor. magically the coins stayied on the floor but the bills fell all the way down in the pit. so i calmly went down stairs, picked up the change, sighlently gave her the bird in major fury and properly gave her tha change and open the garage door so she could leave... man i was pissed.. i know how you fell !smart dude!
- Posted by friend dude (Guest) on November 9, 2005 at 05:38:29PM
Smart dude? WTF?!
I really hate people man. The last car we had today was at like 5:45. I got to the point where I sprayed the glass cleaner on her windshield, and as soon as I started spraying it she turned her wipers on! ARGH! I looked at Big Dude and said, "What a snot!"
- Posted by tim (Guest) on November 9, 2005 at 06:28:45PM
a snot eh? you should have sneezed on her windshield
- Posted by macguy (Guest) on November 10, 2005 at 10:28:07AM