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Unwanted trip

Discussion in 'General Off Topic' started by canebreaker, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. canebreaker

    canebreaker Distinguished Poster

    Last night with nothing planned for today and the cold nasty weather moving in I have a few drinks before bed. It's about midnight when I give up trying to win a game or 2 on pogo. During the night I hear Debbie on the phone in the living room. At 6:30 she turns the light on in the bedroom and says she is headed to pick her brother up. He's a dealer at a Tunica casino and his car quit working not far from work. I look out the front door at I-55, it's slow. I dress and drive across Starlanding at 15 to 20 mph. On hwy 61 I get up to 35 mph down to hwy 304. At the Shell station I need to step inside for relief and the manager offers a free cup of coffee for my troubles. I drive up 61 to hwy 302 then zig zag at Horn Lake to get to his house. Back home I get back into the pj's, into bed again and someone calls at 1:30 and wakes me up.
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  2. cruiser

    cruiser Distinguished Poster

    Mama said there would be days like that. I have had my share. First of all, be thankful you have a kind heart and willing to help out. Then count your blessings-your car cranked, you weren't in an accident, you got a free cup of coffee, and got back home safely. I hope you have another blessed day tomorrow, and maybe less stressful. Sleep well.

  3. Mesquite

    Mesquite Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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  4. canebreaker

    canebreaker Distinguished Poster

    I picked up the brother-in-law, carried him to Auto Zone for an alternator, belt and battery. We return to his car and install the parts. He heads home and I do the same. Later that day I get a call, he cranked the car so it could warm up before heading to work, he works the 7 pm to 3 am shift. Now the alternator gauge shows zero. I end up carrying him to work since it's late and he gets a ride home. The next day we carry the alternator back, it's bad and get another one.
    Good thing I'm retired and have time for things like this. I still don't like the cold.
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  5. maxhush

    maxhush Distinguished Poster

    NW MS
    I've heard an Auto Zone employee quoted as saying that their lifetime guarantee means "you'll be dead before we run out of these". :D
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2018 at 3:05 PM
  6. Mesquite

    Mesquite Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    That's exactly right, sounds good till that NEW part has to be replaced in another inopportune time, just as yours did. Rather spend $ for genuine parts most time.
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